Post Tagged with: "business improvement district"

A group message among local retailers, intended to expose potential shoplifters, was shut down following allegations of racial profiling.

Profiling Claims Close Thread

After facing allegations of racial profiling, the Georgetown Business Improvement District and Metropolitan Police Department shut down a conversation thread on a group-messaging app meant to identify potential shoplifters Sunday. The BID and the MPD implemented the group message, dubbed “Operation GroupMe,” in March 2014 to help local businesses communicate[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
More than 60 dishes from local Georgetown establishments will be featured Saturday at the Taste of Georgetown food festival, located under the Whitehurst Freeway.

Annual Food Festival Returns to Georgetown This Weekend

The 22-year-old Taste of Georgetown food festival makes its return to the waterfront this weekend, featuring food from more than 30 local restaurants. The annual festival, hosted by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, will showcase more than 60 dishes from popular eateries such as Baked & Wired, Dog Tag Bakery,[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Customers enjoy food outside of Luke’s Lobster at a parklet set up with tables for Park(ing) Day last year. The annual event returns to the district today with four parklets in Georgetown hosted by local businesses.

Georgetown Gains Four Parks for A Day

Georgetown businesses are transforming four local parking spots into “parklets” today as part of the internationally celebrated Park(ing) Day. A parklet is a miniature park created out of a parking space. The four Georgetown businesses participating are Baked & Wired, Luke’s Lobster, the Urban Land Institute and D.C. Water. Thirty-three[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

M Street Sees Quick Turnover in Retail

The constantly shifting M Street landscape has seen the addition of several national retailers and the closure of established businesses over the past few months. Georgetown Business Improvement District Communications Director Rachel Cothran described the retail environment of M Street as tied to the surrounding neighborhood. “M Street continues to[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Georgetown 2028 Plan Updated

The Georgetown Business Improvement District announced updates on the progress of its 2028 Action Plan during a meeting with local business owners, residents and property owners held at the House of Sweden Tuesday. The plan, a list of 75 action items to modernize the Georgetown neighborhood, was revealed at the[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Wider Neighborhood Sidewalks Considered

Georgetown’s congested sidewalks may see some relief in the near future, as the Georgetown Business Improvement District will now regularly widen sidewalks in the Georgetown neighborhood during times of heavy pedestrian traffic. According to BID Transportation Director Will Handsfield, the decision comes after a successful test program during Georgetown University’s[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Gondola Considered in Transit Overhaul

With scant transportation options in the Georgetown neighborhood, the District has explored areas for innovation, including a gondola lift connecting Car Barn and the Rosslyn Metro stop. This proposal is part of an effort to better connect Georgetown with local transportation through the Business Improvement District. Among the plans are[Read More…]

by November 19, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Georgetown 15-Year Plan Includes Potential Metro Stop

Georgetown 15-Year Plan Includes Potential Metro Stop

The Georgetown Business Improvement District held its last community meeting for its Georgetown 2028 plan Thursday evening. The Georgetown 2028 project, which held its first meeting this summer, aims to discover various projects that would benefit the Georgetown neighborhood. According to BID, most large projects take 15 years to complete,[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments City News, News