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Georgetown French Market Returns April 24-26

February 20, 2020

The 17th annual springtime open-air market will feature sidewalk sales, French fare, and live music.

6th Edition of Georgetown GLOW Artists & Events Announced

November 12, 2019

11 commissioned works will be on display during the Georgetown BID’s annual free outdoor public light art experience, also to feature GLOW promotions throughout the commercial district, A Book Hill Holiday event, walking tours and more.

Georgetown Celebrates Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30

November 7, 2019

More than 30 retail shops and restaurants to offer in-store promotions + $50 golden ticket giveaway for five lucky shoppers.

Georgetown Design District ‘Fall Days of Design’ Returns Nov. 7 – 8

October 25, 2019

The two-day scheduled event invites interior designers, design enthusiasts and shoppers alike to visit 11 participating design and home furnishings stores for a host of design events—plus a collective Fall Cocktail Crawl Nov. 7 from 5-8 pm.

GLOW Returns to Georgetown Dec. 6 – Jan. 5

September 26, 2019

GLOW—the popular holiday celebration in Georgetown featuring outdoor public light art installations—returns for its sixth edition, with works lit from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly from Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Jan. 5.

Georgetown Fall Market Returns October 4-5 in Book Hill

September 24, 2019

More than 20 boutiques, cafés, salons and galleries are offering special promotions, live music, fall treats and more at the Georgetown Fall Market, October 4-5 in the charming Book Hill area of Georgetown.

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WTOP: National Park Service Approves Plan to Revitalize C&O Canal in Georgetown

February 27, 2020

Those dreaming of taking a stroll along a rejuvenated C&O Canal in the Georgetown area of D.C. are in for a treat: The National Park Service has approved a plan to revitalize the canal and some surrounding areas.

Washingtonian: Direct-to-Consumer Shoe Brand Allbirds Is Opening Its First DC Store in Georgetown Today

February 27, 2020

Allbirds, the shoe line known for its easy-to-slip-on and washable sneakers, is opening on M Street.

Washingtonian: Washington Architect Hany Hassan Is Quietly Behind Some of the City’s Most Notable Projects

February 25, 2020

Hany Hassan may be America’s least-conspicuous elite architect. Pick a prominent Washington destination and there’s a good chance the Georgetown-based architect has touched it in some way.

Thrillest: The Best Coffee Shops and Other Spots to Work Remotely in DC

February 24, 2020

Farmers Fishers Bakers was named best for early risers, while Grace Street coffee is best for the all-day campers.

Washington Business Journal: Modern Furniture Retailer to Replace North Face in Georgetown

February 21, 2020

Blu Dot, a modern furniture retailer, has signed a lease for the 8,950-square-foot retail location at 3333 M St. NW. Blu Dot is a design-centric furniture outlet with a focus on “affordable, high-quality pieces with no attitude.

NBC 4: Skeletal Remains Found in Georgetown Could Be Slaves, Free African Americans From 1800s

February 11, 2020

Historians are hopeful that one of the skeletons found in Georgetown could be those of one of the most famous former slaves in the history of DC – Yarrow Mamout.

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