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Georgetown French Market Returns October 1-3

September 14, 2021

18th annual outdoor market will feature sidewalk sales, French fare, music & street performers, with extended sidewalks for a more comfortable experience.

GLOW Summer Installations Announced, Transforming Georgetown’s Alleys July 16 – Sept. 26

July 8, 2021

Three commissioned works from local artists will be on display during the Georgetown BID’s free outdoor public art experience, also to feature walking tours and artist talks.

New Georgetown Decks Pilot Installed, Transforming Outdoor Experience in Georgetown’s Commercial District

July 1, 2021

Narrow sidewalks? Not anymore. The program is the first of its kind in DC, offering more space in Georgetown to support new outdoor dining and future event programming, and create a livelier and more inviting pedestrian zone.

Georgetown Launches “Exactly What You Weren’t Expecting” Campaign, Highlighting Neighborhood’s Recovery Efforts

June 23, 2021

The campaign invites visitors to experience the neighborhood’s evolution and unexpected people, places and things, featuring a new microsite with a guide to unexpected Georgetown.

Georgetown Decks Installation Begins Mid-April, with 4,000 Linear Feet of Sidewalk Extension Panels in Commercial District

April 7, 2021

Creating more space for customers on Georgetown’s narrow sidewalks will encourage social distancing, support outdoor dining, and create a livelier and more inviting pedestrian experience.

Georgetown Announces “Book Hill in Bloom” Promotions, Giant Cherry Blossom Sculpture

March 11, 2021

More than 25 Georgetown small businesses are celebrating cherry blossom season, March 20 – April 11, with storefront decorations, specials & enter-to-win prize drawing.

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WTOP: Metro Considers Georgetown Station, Blue Line Expansion to Address Future Ridership

September 8, 2021

Ridership on Metrorail in the D.C. region is expected to increase over the coming years, and transportation officials are considering how to address that growth.

Fox 5: Metro Expansion Could Include Georgetown Station

September 8, 2021

The plan could include a realignment of the Blue Line, the addition of a new second Rosslyn Metro Station, and the construction of a new tunnel to a possible Georgetown station.

Washington Post: D.C. Eyes Georgetown Parcel for Future Gondola Landing Site — And a Potential Home for Metro

August 19, 2021

The D.C. Council set aside $10 million in its 2022 budget to acquire property at a former Exxon gas station across from the Francis Scott Key Bridge, where it envisions a landing site for the proposed cable-propelled transit system.

Eater DC: The Family Behind Lapis Bistro Is Collecting Supplies for Afghan Refugees Arriving in D.C.

August 18, 2021

The Popal Group will accept items at Lapis, its modern Afghan bistro in Adams Morgan, and Georgetown beer hall the Berliner from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, through Friday, August 27 (weekdays only).

Washington Business Journal: D.C. Budgets $10M to Buy Georgetown Site Key to the Potomac River Gondola Vision

August 18, 2021

The D.C. Council included $10 million for the purchase in the 2022 budget it passed earlier this month, teeing up a deal for the property at 3607 M St. NW once the spending plan receives sign-offs from both Mayor Muriel Bowser and Congress.

Eater DC: A New Chocolate Shop in Georgetown Will Sell Glossy Bonbons and French Butter Cookies

August 17, 2021

Petite Soeur owner Ashleigh Pearson studied pastry in France and worked at Thomas Keller’s Per Se.

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