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Georgetown Announces ‘Merriment in Georgetown’ Holiday Programming

November 18, 2021

Festivities include gift guides, holiday market, neighborhood bonfire, DC’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, holiday lights competition, Georgetown cookie tour, 25 days of holiday cocktails, and more.

Georgetown Celebrates Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27

November 16, 2021

More than 35 retail shops and restaurants to offer in-store promotions, events and discounts to mark the beginning of the holiday season in Georgetown.

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.

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WTOP: Avocado Green Opens Georgetown Mattress Store — With 15-Minute Sleep Experiences

November 23, 2021

Organic mattress maker Avocado Green Mattress opens its Georgetown showroom Friday, and it is not your typical retail mattress store. For starters, the showroom has “The Sleep Experience.” Avocado Green says it’s an immersive way to understand what a night’s sleep feels like on one of its mattresses, with five- to 15-minute sessions with sunset and nighttime sky displays and circadian lighting and binaural beats, which it says moves you into a state of deep relaxation.

WUSA 9: Internationally Recognized Chocolatier Opens Up First Shop in Georgetown

November 17, 2021

A 12-year odyssey for acclaimed chef Ashleigh Pearson has, at last, landed her at a zenith moment in her culinary career. Pearson’s ‘Petite Soeur’, her first brick and mortar store, has just opened its doors along Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

UrbanTurf: Condos are Out, CitizenM Hotel is in for Georgetown’s Water Street

November 12, 2021

A new hotel is in the works along the Georgetown waterfront. Almost 18 months since developer IDI Group received approval to redevelop the warehouse building that houses The Berliner beer hall to deliver 54 condos, a new team is now aiming to turn the property at 3401 Water Street NW into a citizenM hotel.

Washingtonian: Everlane Opened Its Newest Store in Georgetown Today

November 11, 2021

Exclusive to the Georgetown location, the Everlane store will have its “100% DC” shirts and tote bags, along with its men’s and women’s clothing, denim, footwear, and accessories, in the brand’s signature chic, minimalist aesthetic.

Washingtonian: A Young Fine-Dining Star Will Soon Open Her Own Chocolate Shop in Georgetown

October 16, 2021

Marcel’s and Per Se alum Ashleigh Pearson debuts Petite Soeur on October 26.

Yahoo! Entertainment: GLOSSLAB to Open First Washington, D.C. Studio

October 14, 2021

GLOSSLAB, a hygiene-first, membership-based, waterless nail studio operator, has signed a lease with EastBanc, Inc., marking the company’s first location in Washington, D.C. GLOSSLAB will officially open its doors at 1533 Wisconsin Avenue NW in early 2022, and will add to Georgetown’s growing list of retailers and experiences.

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