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PHOTO COURTESY THE TOMBS
The restaurant The Tombs is scheduled to reopen after a summer of being closed due to renovations.

The Tombs to Reopen After $2 Million Renovation

When The Tombs reopens after its three-month summer hiatus on Tuesday, returning patrons can expect to find the classic Georgetown locale largely unchanged, save for some fresh lacquer, new leather banquettes and a few extra menu items. But the $2 million renovation, which shuttered the bar and its affiliated upstairs[Read More…]

by September 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street was named one of the three most dangerous in the District of Columbia in 2013 and 2014.

Wisconsin and M Junction Called ‘Dangerous’

The District Department of Transportation named the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue one of the top-three most dangerous intersections in the District for 2013 and 2014, as well as one of the top-three pedestrian crash locations, in a report released on April 1. The judgment was based on[Read More…]

by April 14, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown Business Improvement District discussed the neighborhood’s shift from restaurants to chain retailers at its November meeting.

M Street Restaurants Lose Out to Retail

Restaurants have historically colored the history of the Georgetown neighborhood: John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie in Martin’s Tavern, and Barack took Michelle out for a birthday dinner at Café Milano. However, the recent rise of retail stores over the last decade has forced Georgetown’s traditional restaurant scene to take[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News
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Georgetown Heritage, a new nonprofit organization, will oversee the renewal of the C&O Canal Boat, called the Georgetown, which has been out of commission since 2011.

Georgetown Heritage to Replace C&O Canal Boat

Georgetown Heritage, a new nonprofit organization created by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, is working toward renewing the Georgetown, a barge that once took tourists along the historical Chesapeake and Ohio Canal before structural damage and budget cuts ended the program in 2011. The C&O National Historical Park under the[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
District Aims for Safer Streets

District Aims for Safer Streets

The District of Columbia Department of Transportation and the Georgetown Business Improvement District are examining different options to improve pedestrian safety in response to growing pedestrian and traffic volumes. One of the most congested intersections is M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, which, according to BID Transportation Director Jonathon Kass, is “the[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments City News, News

GU, Georgetown BID Aim to Bring Streetcar to Area

Georgetown University and the Georgetown Business Improvement District are looking to have the city-wide D.C. Streetcar project expanded deeper into the Georgetown area.   “Both the university and the BID are interested in how to get the streetcar to serve the university population since it is such an employment concentration[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments News

Hard Times as M St. Preps for Holidays

Amid a still-stagnant economy, local businesses have begun aggressively preparing for the holiday shopping season. In an effort to boost holiday spending around the area, the Georgetown Business Improvement District will sponsor 12 Days of Merriment Dec. 9-20. The event will feature sales at participating stores, holiday events and reduced[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Area Store Openings Surge

Area Store Openings Surge

Despite the economic downturn, times are good in the Georgetown shopping district. The area has seen the emergence of several new businesses this summer, as well as the expansion of services at a veteran neighborhood establishment. This spring, the Georgetown Business Improvement District officially announced the opening of eight new[Read More…]

by August 30, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized