Highlights Shop Small DC Week to Increase Inclusive Prosperity for All Residents
On Tuesday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and Events DC to celebrate the opening of Shaw’s newest neighborhood retailers connected to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The newest tenants, Morris American Bar and Unconventional Diner, will join Union Kitchen Grocery and Urban Athletic Club. The latest tenants will help continue to transform of the Shaw neighborhood, expand the District’s workforce, and provide an enhanced experience for community members and visitors.
The announcement will also kick off Shop Small DC Week, a combined effort to highlight the Bowser Administration’s commitment to expanding DC’s innovation economy and serving as a national model for inclusion and diversity.
Shop Small DC Week Events:
- On Saturday, November 25, at 11:00 a.m., Mayor Bowser will highlight Small Business Saturday, a key component of the Bowser Administration’s efforts to promote pathways to the middle class for all DC residents. The Mayor will also designate Minnesota Avenue as the newest Main Street in the DC Main Streets program, an initiative that promotes the revitalization of traditional business districts that has generated more than 2,000 jobs in the last two years.
Location: Eclectic Café, 4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE.
- On Saturday, November 25, at 6:00 p.m., Mayor Bowser will kick off the holiday season at CityCenterDC’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. The program will feature holiday store window displays, live musical performances, balloon artists, face painters, jugglers, and more. Seasonal refreshments will also be available for residents to enjoy during shopping activities.
Location: The Park at CityCenterDC, 11th and New York Avenue, NW.
- On Wednesday, November 29, at 2:00 p.m., Mayor Bowser will be joined by Chairman Phil Mendelson to host Made in DC’s Holiday Bazaar, a pop-up holiday store stocked exclusively with DC-based brands. The Made in DC program is designed to capture, highlight, and promote the intellectual and creative genius of DC’s local maker community.
The location is the John A. Wilson Building (Atrium), 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., on Tuesday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m.