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Molly Malone’s on Barracks Row Opens for Business

Another great restaurant location opened Monday, April 6, on Barracks Row Main Street. Taking up shop in the former Finn MacCool’s space, Molly’s is accompanied by Chesty’s 2nd Floor Saloon, and is the official home of La Barra Brava. Molly Malone’s is located at 713 8th Street, SE. Get the entire, in-depth review, at Capitol […]

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The RWW Young Benefactors Fundraising Event A Success

The Young Benefactors of Ready, Willing & Working had a strong turnout for their first fundraiser at the Rookery Friday, April 3, 2009. Guests had a chance to mix, mingle and to learn about Ready, Willing & Working all while enjoying libations and musical performances by Miles Midnight and DJ Phil Brenner. (In photo above: […]

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New Circulator Route Celebrated at Capitol Hills Matchbox Restaurant

City officials, business leaders, and community dignitaries gathered Wednesday, April 1, to celebrate the launch of two new Circulator Routes: Union Station – Navy Yard Metro Weekdays 6am – 7pm *Extended service on Nationals’ games days Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square Metro Sun – Thurs 7am – Midnight Friday – Saturday 7am […]

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The Hill is Alive with Cherry Blossoms

Although peak bloom was predicted April 1st through April 4th, there are plenty of more beautiful days left in spring to enjoy DC’s infamous Cherry Blossoms. The official festival dates are March 28 through April 12 and will include major events like Family Day, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and grand finale fireworks at […]

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A Sustainable Suggestion – A Font that Uses Less Ink

Does your business go through ink like it’s going out of style? The Swedish based company SPRANQ has the perfect font for you! Ecofont omits part of the letter, so although at a large size it looks a bit novelty, at the standard 10 to 14 points we normally use for type, it is a […]

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Beautification Subcommittee Submits Tree Box Report

March 25, 2009. Mark Holler presented the Beautification Subcommittee with a complete catalog listing of all 400 tree boxes in the BID. He stressed the importance of soil maintenance and offered solutions for excess soil complications. According to Mr. Holler the tree boxes will be planted with “an assortment of plants based on their location […]

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Capitol Hill/Capitol Riverfront Circulator Update:

Starting March 30th, 2009, the N22 Metrobus will no longer operate and the new Capitol Hill/Capitol Riverfront DC Circulator service will begin. The new DC Circulator route will operate every ten minutes, Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will loop from Union Station to the Capitol building on 1st Street NE/SE, […]

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BID Officers Re-Elected

“Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.” – Professor John Kotter Board members Paul Pascal, Esq., Don Denton, and Joan Malkowski have deep roots […]

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Eastern Market and Outside Markets Remain Open During Streetscape Work

In an effort to minimize impact on the residential and business community on Capitol Hill, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Office of Property Management (OPM) announce a closely coordinated, accelerated plan for the streetscape work and the required temporary relocation of some farmers and exhibitors from along 7th Street, in front of […]

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Frager’s Spring Convention

Saturday April 11th, 2009 10am – 3pmOld Navy Hospital921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE The Frager’s Spring Convention is a great opportunity for businesses to present their unique enterprises to the community members and residents on Capitol Hill. Seminars already scheduled include; Lime/Mortar experts on Restoration; Floral Arrangements; Kitchen, Electrical & Plumbing; Solar Energy Strategies; Tax Credits […]

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Free Emergency Preparedness Workshops for Businesses

DC Homeland Security and the Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) will be conducting free Emergency Preparedness Workshops for Capitol Hill businesses to provide the necessary tools to deal with natural disasters and major disasters (terrorist attacks). Each workshop has room for approximately 30 businesses in each session. The workshop lasts 2 to 2 1/2 hours each […]

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Spotlight: Hill’s Kitchen

Leah Daniels and her talented chef-instructor, Brock Kuhlman, are carving up some pretty creative culinary classes for the community on Capitol Hill. See the class schedule so far below and reserve your spot today! Class Schedule:Basic Knife Skills: $35April 4, 11a / April 11, 2p / April 19, 2p What to Do with a Rutabaga? […]

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The Circulator Bus Is Coming To The Hill!

Beginning March 29th the Metro buses that run the N-22 route will be replaced with the bright red Circulator buses that have become popular between Union Station and Georgetown. The N-22 route will be slightly modified for efficiency and will go from Union Station, across 1st Street by the Capitol building, down Pennsylvania Avenue to […]

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BUSINESS ALERT: This could affect you and your business!

DCRA’s New Basic Business License Requirements – And a Deadline to Meet Beginning January 1st of this year the District of Columbia began requiring that all businesses that pay business taxes hold a valid Basic Business License (BBL). Businesses falling under the zip codes 20002 and 20003 have an application deadline of May 31st and […]

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Meet Mickey of Michael Anthony Salon

In the wrong hands, a trip to the salon can be a nightmare. Mickey Bolek wants to do everything to avoid that. Therefore, in his newly opened salon at 661 C Street, SE; his mantra is “Feedback, feedback, feedback.” “If you don’t feel good about what I’ve done with your hair, then I haven’t done […]

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Annual Meeting Recap

The 6th Annual Meeting of the Capitol Hill BID drew in an amiable crowd of business owners, city officials and board members to the Heritage Foundation Thursday, February 26th to discuss 2008 and explore ideas for 2009, and the 2008 Annual Report to Members was distributed, hot off the presses. (Copies will be mailed to […]

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‘I Love Capitol Hill’

Safety Ambassadors and clean team members spread the love Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th with Hershey Kisses and “I love Capitol Hill” buttons. The results- over 500 people on Capitol Hill can now say they love the BID and have the buttons to prove it!

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Summer Youth Employment Program

Neil Albert, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, needs your help to employ 1,000 young adults in the private sector as part of the District’s 2009 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This career building program is your opportunity to acquire the services of 18-21-year-old District residents at little to no cost. The District […]

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Stay Informed – Stay Safe. Sign-Up for the DC Police Alert System

The Metro Police Department has recently implemented the DC Police Alert System which enables the MPD to notify you quickly on your cell phone, blackberry, PDA and/or email about crimes that may affect you or your business. CHBID Safety Ambassadors are actively passing around informational brochures about the Alert System and encourage everyone to sign […]

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Ikea Embraces Change with Oval Office Remodeling

Have you been to Capitol Hill lately? If not, make a pit stop at Union Station (directly on the red line or by Metro bus) where Ikea has set up a model Oval Office with modern day renovations to celebrate the inauguration and introduce Washingtonians to its new spring furniture and housewares offerings. Unlike the […]

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