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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.

Georgetown GLOW Shifts to Spring and Summer 2021, Featuring Local Artists

October 30, 2020

The 7th annual light art exhibition, traditionally held every December, will move to an extended two-part series next year to ensure a safer and more comfortable visitor experience.

No In-Person Halloween Gatherings in Georgetown’s Commercial District This Year

October 20, 2020

Virtual celebrations are weelcome, and restaurants and shops will be open.

Revised Taste and Shop Georgetown Returns Oct. 5 – 25 Featuring 65+ Participating Businesses

September 24, 2020

In its 27th year, the promotional event will honor the spirit of Taste of Georgetown – with take-out, delivery & outdoor dining specials + shopping & service promotions in Georgetown.

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Washington Business Journal: EastBanc to Launch Retail Lab in Former Brooks Brothers Location in Georgetown

February 24, 2021

EastBanc Inc. has kicked off a conversion of the former Brooks Brothers store in Georgetown into a retail lab concept to foster the growth of local businesses at a time when many shops are fighting to keep their doors open amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vogue: Our Readers Nominated These Small Businesses Across America for Vogue’s Retail Directory

February 21, 2021

Founded by Nancy Pearlstein 27 years ago, Relish is located in the heart of Georgetown in a modern multi-floor shop with polished concrete floors and sleek hardware railings.

InsideHook: How to Bake a Fish Packet Like Chef Matt Conroy of DC Bistro Lutèce

February 18, 2021

The Chef of the Georgetown restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue shares his recipe secrets.

AFAR: 12 Places to See Cherry Blossoms in the United States

February 17, 2021

Locals who think the Mall is old hat will visit in the evening after the crowds have gone, or stroll through Dumbarton Oaks, a beautiful (and relatively tourist-free) historic estate in D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood.

Game Rant: 10 Iconic Horror Movie Settings & Their Real-Life Locations

February 5, 2021

The Georgetown stairs featured in William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist are prominently featured throughout the duration of the film, and the distinctive appearance of the stairs is a good reason for it.

Washington Post: Georgetown Gains a Little Gem in Lutèce

February 5, 2021

The best place to dispatch Chef Conroy’s handiwork is in one of nine compact greenhouses lined up outside Lutèce.

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