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Georgetown Decks Installation Begins Mid-April, with 4,000 Linear Feet of Sidewalk Extension Panels in Commercial District

April 7, 2021

Creating more space for customers on Georgetown’s narrow sidewalks will encourage social distancing, support outdoor dining, and create a livelier and more inviting pedestrian experience.

Georgetown Announces “Book Hill in Bloom” Promotions, Giant Cherry Blossom Sculpture

March 11, 2021

More than 25 Georgetown small businesses are celebrating cherry blossom season, March 20 – April 11, with storefront decorations, specials & enter-to-win prize drawing.

Georgetown GLOW Artists & Installations Announced; Held in Spring for the First Time

March 4, 2021

In its 7th edition, five commissioned works will be on display beginning April 9 for three months during the Georgetown BID’s free outdoor public art experience, also to feature both in-person and virtual walking tours and artist talks.

Georgetown GLOW Returns April 2 for Six-Month Outdoor Public Art Series

February 11, 2021

In its 7th edition, the free experience will be viewable by day, and brighter by night – featuring five works this Spring, and three in the Summer.

Georgetown Celebrates Wonder Woman 1984 Release with Superhero Spotlight Contest & Shopping Specials

December 21, 2020

Several scenes from the movie were shot in Georgetown, featuring the old Georgetown theater and reprised Commander Salamander store, among others.

Georgetown Announces 2020 Small Business Saturday & “Silver Linings” Holiday Programming

November 12, 2020

An extended Small Business Saturday promotion kicks off the season, followed by a Georgetown holiday window and streatery competition, and holiday gift guides.

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Washington Business Journal: EastBanc’s CEO Explains Why He Went From Condos to Cold-Pressed Juice On This Prime Georgetown Real Estate

May 10, 2021

Anthony Lanier had an entirely different vision for the wedge-shaped piece of land at 2715 Pennsylvania Ave. NW than the place-holder outdoor bar that opened there late last month.

Eater DC: Sandlot Opens a Second Outdoor Bar to Bring Black-Owned Food Businesses Into Georgetown

May 6, 2021

Sandlot Georgetown (2715 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) takes over a lot adjacent to the Four Seasons hotel that used to house a gas station. It opens at 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon Saturdays and Sundays. There’s room for 120 outdoor seats, including Adirondack chairs that face Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Eat This, Not That: 25 Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in America

May 5, 2021

After a day of visiting D.C.’s tourist attractions, bring the family to the Georgetown spot, Farmers Fishers Bakers. If you didn’t think you could enjoy waterfront dining in the heart of the city, think again!

Washingtonian: A Big Outdoor Food, Drink, and Entertainment Space That Highlights Black-Owned Businesses Is Opening in Georgetown This Week

May 3, 2021

Sandlot Georgetown takes over the site of a demolished gas station, and will offer 240 outdoor seats, weekly live entertainment—recently permitted by DC’s revised Covid regulations—and a rotating cast of food and drink vendors.

Washington Post: In the galleries: Simulated Stone and Neon Artworks Reflect the Transience of Life

May 3, 2021

Artist Nara Park’s contribution to Georgetown Glow, which includes four other light-oriented installations, is “The Beginning of Everything,” a significantly scaled-up model of a nickel-iron meteorite that clobbered Arizona about 50,000 years ago.

ABC 7: Kidd Around Town: Spring GLOW 2021 Brings Local and National Artists to Georgetown

April 16, 2021

A free outdoor art exhibit is back in Georgetown for its seventh year.

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