News

Capitol Hill BID News

The Capitol Hill Community came together to celebrate the life of one of its most beloved citizens, the late George Didden III, at the tree lighting ceremony in his honor. Community leaders, Capitol Hill citizens, businesses and friends kicked off the holiday season in high spirits as

read more »

Rehabilitation of Infrastructure Surrounding Eastern Market

Rehabilitation of Infrastructure Surrounding Eastern Market Work to Begin Monday, November 24 (Washington, D.C.) The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to begin the rehabilitation of the infrastructure surrounding Eastern Market on Monday, November 24, 2008. This comprehensive project will include work on the streets, sidewalks, gutters and catch basins around the […]

read more »

Magic & Miracles at the Mansion Reception

The Board of Directors of ‘Ready Willing & Working’ cordially invites you to a benefit reception Magic & Miracles at the MansionDATE: Wednesday, December 17, 2008TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.LOCATION: The Mansion on O Street – 2020 O Street, NW, Washington, District of ColumbiaTICKETS: $50 individual; $500 Sponsor (receives 5 tickets and program recognition); […]

read more »

The 12th Annual Norwegian Christmas at Union Station

The nation’s capital gets a taste of Norwegian culture and celebration of friendship and peace at the 12th Annual Norwegian Christmas at Union Station on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Witness a once a year event and celebrate the magic of the holiday season as Norwegian Ambassador Wegger Chr. Strommen flips the switch […]

read more »

Cold Weather Plantings Brighten Up Capitol Hill

The splendor of autumn is apparent by the bright gold and tawny colored leaves that gracefully trickle down from trees lining the streets in the business district on Capitol Hill. Adding to this splendor are the colorful pansies adorning tree boxes on the commercial streets. The BID recently planted pansies in the 400 tree boxes […]

read more »

Second Annual Lighting of the George Didden III Capitol Hill Holiday Tree

Please join community leaders, friends and neighbors for a hot beverage, some holiday music and good cheer as Kathy Didden flips the switch to illuminate the tree that was planted to honor her late husband for his many contributions to Capitol Hill. Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Location: Eastern Market Metro […]

read more »

The Remix Coat Sale

Make Capitol Hill the perfect shopping destination for stocking up on winter wear this weekend and throughout the holiday season. Starting today, The Remix (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, b/t 6th & 7th Sts.) has slashed prices on vintage coats for its Fall Coat Sale. Take 20% off vintage coats and bundlewear. Quite a bargain this […]

read more »

The Hill Is Alive: Events, Promotions, Happy Hours!

Marvelous Market: Free Election Inspired CookiesStop by Marvelous Market from October 28th until November 4th for some delicious donkey and elephant cookies that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. No matter what your cookie preference, these tasty treats will get you into election mode. Offer good while candidates last. The Forecast: Halloween Sale On […]

read more »

A Sneak Peek at the New Capitol Visitor Center

At long last the opening of the new U.S. Capitol Visitor (CVC) Center is in sight, and in preparation for the grand debut, the CVC tour guides have been giving preview tours to select groups. The impressive $600 million addition is located largely underground on the east side of the Capitol, and stretches nearly five […]

read more »

Barracks Row Gets Funding for Extra Maintenance Services

In August Barracks Row Main Street kicked-off of a one-year program to provide extra cleaning services and beautify the historic 8th Street corridor and they contracted with the BID’s “Ready, Willing & Working” Clean Team to get the job done. The funds are made possible through a grant from the DPW and will enable a […]

read more »

New Bus Shelters Provide Space to Promote The Hill

DDOT has installed a dozen or so brand new bus shelters within the BID boundaries with panels for paid advertising, a metro map and a two-sided panel that the BID can use to promote shopping, dining, events and community service messages. The first posters are already installed and tout dining on the Hill and the […]

read more »

Union Station — One Of the “Top 10 Great Spaces”

Mayor Adrian Fenty, Harriet Tregoning, director of the Office of Planning, and other city officials, were on hand at Columbus Circle on October 6th when the The American Planning Association named Union Station one of America’s “Top 10 Great Spaces.” The iconic transportation hub, which celebrated its centennial this month, was selected for its contribution […]

read more »

Master Plan for BID Plantings in the Works

This month the BID’s Beautification Committee formed a subcommittee dedicated to maximizing the impact of the plantings throughout the BID area and has begun a series of meetings to come up with a “Master Plan” for the tree boxes and 8th Street light pole baskets. Committee Chairman Mark Holler is leading the effort that will […]

read more »

Once Homeless, DC Man Finds Key to Success and First Apartment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two years ago, Jeffrey Sledge was unemployed, addicted to heroin and sleeping under the Third Street tunnel. Today, he’s a supervisor for the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) and sleeping in a warm apartment with his name on the lease. After years of drug use and homelessness, Sledge, a 40-year-old Washington […]

read more »

Dining on the Hill

read more »

What is the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District?

The Capitol Hill BID is a 501 ©(6) non-profit organization funded through an assessment on commercial property owners who are dedicated to fortifying Capitol Hill as a cleaner and safer place to live, work, and conduct the business of our nation’s capital, while remaining a national and cultural tourist destination. To achieve this mission the […]

read more »