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20th Annual Georgetown French Market Returns April 28 – 30

March 30, 2023

The springtime open-air market will feature sidewalk sales from 35+ small businesses, food, strolling performers, and music.

8th Edition of Georgetown GLOW Artists & Events Announced

November 3, 2022

Five commissioned works will be on display during the Georgetown BID’s annual free outdoor public light art experience, returning during the holiday season for the first time since 2019; also to feature walking tours, a silent disco, and more ‘Merriment in Georgetown’ programming.

GLOW Returns to Georgetown November 26 – January 22

September 29, 2022

The two-month seasonal celebration expands for its eighth edition, with public light art installations throughout the commercial district.

Georgetown Sunset Cinema Returns August 2 with Free Outdoor Movie Series

May 17, 2022

Presented by the Georgetown BID, this year’s weekly “Fan Favorites” series is back after a two-year hiatus.

C&O Canal Boat Tours in Georgetown Begin April 29

April 13, 2022

Georgetown Heritage is welcoming a new Canal boat to Georgetown for the first time in a decade, with a ribbon cutting, boat christening and celebratory event on April 28 before public programming commences.

Georgetown French Market Returns April 29 – May 1

March 31, 2022

The 19th annual springtime open-air market will feature sidewalk sales from 25+ small businesses, food, strolling performers, and music.

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Food & Wine: Isabel Coss Wants to Champion the Art of Mexican Pastry in America

September 12, 2023

At Lutèce in Georgetown, this visionary pastry chef’s culture-blurring creations are more than meets the eye.

Washington Business Journal: Baker’s Daughter, From Gravitas Chef Matt Baker, Coming to Georgetown

September 11, 2023

It will be the newest outpost for a fast-casual chain from the Michelin-starred chef.

WTOP: Martin’s Tavern in Georgetown Celebrates 90th Anniversary (the Hot Brown is Popular)

September 5, 2023

Martin’s Tavern, the oldest family-owned and operated restaurant in D.C., marks its 90th anniversary this month, and will bring back dishes from its original 1933 menu for a few days, along with the original prices.

Washington Business Journal: Martin’s Tavern is Turning 90. Billy Martin Has Some Stories to Share — And He Wants Yours.

August 29, 2023

Established in 1933, the tavern at 1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW will host a private, by-invitation party next month to mark its 90th anniversary. It has put out a call to customers to share their favorite memories, with entries to be complied in a digital scrapbook to be displayed at the establishment.

Yahoo! Finance: Retail Activity in DC Outpaces National Average

August 23, 2023

Georgetown is the hottest market with very few retail opportunities left.

Technical.ly: Can Downtown Redevelopment Learn from the Success of Georgetown?

August 22, 2023

Founders fresh out of the university’s entrepreneurship program and Halcyon continue to stay in the area while new founders pick up leases, making it in-demand for office space. We asked experts whether that can be replicated elsewhere.

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