Announcing a New Restaurant at The Navy Yard!

by Navy Yard
June 17, 2013

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PIDC is pleased to announce that the Vetri Family will be opening a new, full-service restaurant and bar at The Navy Yard.

Building 500 is located just inside The Navy Yard's gates
Building 500 is located just inside The Navy Yard’s gates

About the Restaurant:

Located at the Broad Street entrance to The Navy Yard, Building 500 is a 4,700-square-foot former gatehouse where internationally renowned chef Marc Vetri will be opening a full-service restaurant and bar. Based on a neighborhood Italian trattoria concept, the plan includes approximately 150 seats inside, as well as a large outdoor dining patio.  The restaurant will cater not only to the employees of The Navy Yard, but will serve the South Philadelphia neighborhood, Sports Complex, and surrounding region, with plans to serve lunch and dinner. The Navy Yard restaurant, scheduled to open next summer, will be the seventh restaurant for the Vetri Family Restaurant group. The addition of this amenity to The Navy Yard complements the existing food options and joins the list of the more planned additions, including a restaurant and bar within the Courtyard by Marriott, and a cafe within Building 489, a medical office building under construction, both scheduled to open later this year. P&A Associates will serve at the developer.

Edited on June 18, 2013 to add: Vetri has announced that the restaurant will be named The Brig, named after its history as an old guard house. Like several other buildings at The Navy Yard, Building 500 had a brig, or holding cells.

About The Navy Yard:

The Navy Yard is a 1,200 acre, dynamic urban development, offering the Philadelphia region a unique and centrally-located business campus with an uncompromising commitment to sustainability. The Navy Yard is home to more than 130 companies and 10,000 employees in the office, industrial/manufacturing, and research and development sectors, occupying 6.5 million square feet of real estate in a mix of historic buildings and new LEED® certified construction. Several of the current tenants at The Navy Yard include Urban Outfitters, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, and Tasty Baking Company.

Since 2000, more than $130 million in publicly funded infrastructure improvements has leveraged in excess of $700 million in new private investment. At full build-out, The Navy Yard will support up to 13.5 million SF of facilities including 1,000 residential units, up to 30,000 employees, and more than $3 billion of private investment. More than $150 million of development is currently in design or under construction, including a 172-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, two historic renovations totaling 130,000 square feet for the expansion of Urban Outfitters’ corporate headquarters, an advanced full-spectrum retrofit of a 30,000-square-foot historic building and a 25,000-square-foot new construction building to support the ongoing research and new headquarters of the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub), the 2.5-acre League Island Park, and several other exciting projects that are anticipated to be announced later this summer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the restaurant be accessible after normal business hours at The Navy Yard and on the weekends?

Yes, all patrons of the restaurant will be able to enter The Navy Yard after normal Navy Yard business hours and on the weekends.

Will the restaurant be served by mass transit?

SEPTA’s Broad Street subway stops at AT&T Station in the Sports Complex, less than 1/4 mile from the restaurant. In addition, PIDC operates the Loop shuttle from AT&T Station and the Center City Express shuttles from Market East Station to The Navy Yard on weekdays (for more information and schedules, please visit

Is there free parking?

Yes, free parking is available at the parking lot adjacent to the new restaurant, as well as free street parking.

Where is Building 500?

Building 500, located at 4501 S. Broad Street, is one of two gatehouses that flank The Navy Yard’s Broad Street entrance. Building 500 sits at the front door to The Navy Yard and is adjacent to Crescent Park, a 3.5-acre park located at the start of Liberty Property Trust’s Corporate Center.

Map, showing location of Building 500
Map, showing location of Building 500

Where is The Navy Yard?

Located on South Broad Street just three miles from Center City Philadelphia, The Navy Yard offers convenient and immediate access to the cultural, educational, and business center of Greater Philadelphia. It also neighbors major office tenants, internationally-renown medical institutions, cultural attractions, restaurants, and nightlife. This accessible location is minutes from I-95, I-76, both the Walt Whitman Bridge and Ben Franklin Bridge, and links easily to outlying destinations via 30th Street Station and the PHL International Airport.

What other food amenities are at The Navy Yard?

The Navy Yard currently offers DiNic’s Roast Beef and Pork, Jharoka Cafe, Shop 543, and the weekly Lunch Truck Lineup food truck series. The Galley Cafe will open this summer within Building 489, a medical office building, and a restaurant and bar within the Courtyard by Marriott is scheduled to open later this year.

For more information on The Navy Yard, please visit, and follow us on Twitter @NavyYardPhila (#TheYardPhilly) and Facebook /TheNavyYard. For questions about The Navy Yard, please contact Jennifer Tran, Navy Yard Marketing and Communications Manager, at

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