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Georgetown BID and Halcyon Launch $100,000 Matching Funds Campaign for Local Recovery

April 30, 2020

The joint crowdfunding campaign supports Georgetown BID’s employee relief fund & Halcyon’s impact-based start-ups, today through #GivingTuesdayNow (May 5).

Georgetown to Host Virtual French Market May 1-8

April 24, 2020

In its 17th year, this online adaptation will honor the spirit of the outdoor event – including online promotions, story time for children, music, and a virtual French baking demonstration, benefiting COVID-19 relief.

Georgetown BID Partners with Halcyon to Launch COVID-19 Employee Relief Campaign

April 16, 2020

The BID is awarding $150,000 in emergency grants to the Georgetown commercial district’s unemployed, and soliciting donations to reach hundreds more who are still in need.

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.

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Washington Post: A Modern Canal Boat is Headed to the C&O in Georgetown

July 31, 2020

The 80-foot-long boat, which is expected to make its debut next year, is part of an effort to revitalize the historical neighborhood and its one-mile stretch of the waterway.

Washingtonian: Summer Restaurant Week Is Still Happening in DC—and You Can Get Meals to Go

July 30, 2020

The two-week promotion expands with carryout deals and cocktails, plus family-style specials – including many participating Georgetown restaurants.

Commercial Property Executive: What’s Next for Urban Retail?

July 10, 2020

EastBanc Principal Philippe Lanier, a retail landlord in Georgetown, shares his expectations for this summer’s shopping season and why the longer-term picture is positive.

WTOP: DC Restaurants in Georgetown Get ‘Streatery’ Table Space, Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

July 6, 2020

Several D.C. restaurants in Georgetown have a little more outside dining space joining the growing list of neighborhoods with “streateries” using street parking spaces for additional seating.

WJLA: Georgetown Butcher Receives Support From Around the World

June 17, 2020

Wendell Allsbrook opened Georgetown Butcher just weeks before the pandemic hit Washington, D.C. He was determined to go ahead with his opening that he had worked towards for the past five years.

Washingtonian: Chef Nick Stefanelli’s Officina Will Pop Up at Via Umbria in Georgetown

June 9, 2020

The Italian market will sell bottled cocktails, prepared foods, provision boxes, and more.

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