Digging In

Taste of Georgetown Returns Sept. 13

August 7, 2014

The annual Taste of Georgetown celebrates its 21st year on Saturday, September 13 from noon to 5;00 pm with creative tastes from more than 35 of the neighborhood's best restaurants, as well as an expansive Craft Beer & Wine Pavilion and live entertainment.

For the first time in the event's history, the Taste will move from Wisconsin Ave to K Street along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. This longstanding event in Georgetown is hosted by the Georgetown BID and benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center's services supporting the homeless. 

Expect more than 70 dishes, family-friendly entertainment including bocce courts by Pinstripes, the return of the Iron Chef-style challenge, bluegrass and country music stage curated by Gypsy Sally's, the first-ever Taste Marketplace featuring Georgetown retailers, the opportunity to keep the fun going with After Taste Happy Hour, and more. Visit Taste of Georgetown for tickets and more information.


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Realtor Committed To Community Initiatives Joins Beasley

August 4, 2014

Ty Hreben, one of real estate’s most experienced and accomplished professionals, joins Beasley Real Estate, effective immediately. 

Ty brings nearly 15 years of real estate experience and has consistently been recognized throughout his career for outstanding service and results. Ty was honored in his very first year of real estate by being named Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s “Rookie of the Year” for generating sales of over $10 million followed by winning numerous “Top Producer” awards in DC and the mid-Atlantic region. 

Ty moved to Los Angeles in 2010 joining Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills and continued to perform in the top ranks of his profession and earn the trust and confidence of sellers and buyers from the Hollywood Hills to the beach and everything in between.

In keeping with Beasley’s commitment to the community, Ty has worked closely with both the Whitman Walker Clinic and SITAR Center for the Performing Arts and served on The Somerset Elementary Schools Teacher Parent Committee.

Ty grew up in small town in Ohio, the youngest of six siblings.  There, he nurtured the value of hard work as a way to distinguish himself from others – a key driver in his dedication to integrity and professionalism when working with his clients. 

Ty is licensed in the State of California and will be licensed in the District of Columbia by August 15, 2014.

Designations and professional affiliations include the California Association of REALTORS, the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS, and The Multiple Listing Service Los Angeles.


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New Capital BikeShare Station in Georgetown

July 17, 2014

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) announced Thursday the addition of Capital Bikeshare’s latest station, located at 34th and Water Streets. Capital Bikeshare plays an integral role in improving transportation connectivity of Georgetown with the rest of the city and region.

The BID commends DDOT for the recent installation, located near the entrance to the Capital Crescent trail, which provides another link to the Georgetown waterfront;  to businesses located at the west end of Water Street like Key Bridge Boathouse, Malmaison, and Gypsy Sally’s; and for commuters and visitors travelling between the District and Maryland on this heavily used bicycling corridor. 

“CaBi riders now have a place to dock as they enter Georgetown from the Capital Crescent Trail,” said DDOT Acting Director Matt Brown. 

“With the addition of this station, DDOT adds another station to the Western side of the District that greatly improves connections between DC and Maryland’s CaBi networks, as well as providing crucial capacity expansion for the system in Georgetown,” said Will Handsfield, the BID’s Transportation Director.  “With this expansion, residents and employees of the growing Canal District can have confidence that they’ll be able to find a bike or open dock when they need it.”  The BID, in collaboration with DDOT, plans to expand the Capital Bikeshare system within Georgetown in the future.

With the addition of this station, Georgetown now boasts six Capital Bikeshare stations, making it an easier place to get to by bike and an attractive access point to regional trails such as the Capital Crescent, C & O Canal Towpath, Rock Creek Trail, and the nearby Mount Vernon and Custis Trails.

The station is part of one of the major transportation initiatives in Georgetown 2028, the BID’s 15-year action plan for the neighborhood that seeks to bring more people to the neighborhood without bringing more cars or creating more traffic.  In order to establish Georgetown as a more bicycle-friendly destination, the plan aims to not only expand the Capital Bikeshare program within the BID, but to also expand bicycle parking with in-street bike corrals, improve trails and connections and make the streets and sidewalks safer. 

Capital Bikeshare is the nation’s second largest bikesharing system, and the first inter-jurisdictional system.  Launched in September 2010 by the District of Columbia and Arlington County, the system has been joined by the City of Alexandria and Montgomery County to create a regional system with over 320 stations.  As of May 2014, CaBi riders have tallied over 7 million rides since the system launched.  Capital Bikeshare offers residents and visitors a flexible, sustainable, and fun means of traveling around the region.


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