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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.

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.

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Yahoo News: Taste And Shop Georgetown Runs Oct. 5-25

September 27, 2020

The highly anticipated Taste of Georgetown, a three-week-long event full of fall shopping and locally prepared food, has been modified due to the coronavirus. The 2020 event has been coined Taste And Shop Georgetown and will run Oct. 5-25.

WTOP: No Taste of Georgetown This Fall, But There’s a Replacement

September 25, 2020

Taste of Georgetown, a one-day event that draws crowds to Georgetown for big restaurant deals, will not be held this fall, for the first time in 27 years. But it’s being replaced by a more pandemic-conscious event called Taste and Shop Georgetown.

Federal City Council: Transforming the City and How We Move Around In It with Joe Sternlieb

September 24, 2020

DC statehood, citywide signage, the Circulator – name a major city initiative and there’s a good chance Joe Sternlieb has been involved. Federal City Council profiles our CEO’s past work and vision for the future (gondola included).

DCist: Three New Out-Of-Town Bakeries Land In D.C.

September 23, 2020

Levain Bakery’s main claim to fame is its dense, hockey-puck-sized cookies served right from the oven.

Thrillest: Beloved NYC Bakery Levain Brings Cookie Empire to DC

September 18, 2020

This is no ordinary cookie. It weighs a whopping six ounces and is a splurge-worthy $4 treat that comes in several flavors, indulging chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate peanut butter chip, and oatmeal raisin.

Eater DC: Levain Bakery’s Famously Extravagant Cookies Arrive in D.C.

September 16, 2020

The company’s first shop outside of New York opens in Georgetown.

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