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Wild Women of Georgetown Tour April 24

April 1, 2021

Meet on April 24, 2021 at 10:00 am at Georgetown Waterfront Park, 3303 K Street for a two-hour walking tour.

 

Hosted by A Tour Of Her Own, enjoy a stroll through the historic Georgetown highlights stories of the women who built and shaped this neighborhood.

 

Spies and ghosts are just a few of the scandalous stories told alongside stops featuring the beloved Jacqueline Kennedy, Julia Child, and Katherine Graham, owner of the Washington Post.

 

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Millionaires, Mansions & Moonshine March 27

March 22, 2021

(Photo by: heurichhouse.org)

DC was awash in illegal booze & scandal during the era of Prohibition.

 

Explore the neighborhood at the heart of it all: DuPont Circle. From the Gilded Age through the Jazz Age, DuPont was a playground for the nation’s wealthy elite and a showcase for their opulent mansions. Throughout Prohibition, a river of illegal booze flowed through this high-powered enclave. Among these palatial homes, you’ll hear the saga of the city's king makers and lawbreakers (often the same folks) and how their bygone realm was awash in splashy scandals, intrigue & corruption.

 

Meet at the center of DuPont Circle by the fountain on March 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Tour lasts until 3:00 pm.

 

Highlights: Mayflower Club Speakeasy, Warren G. Harding's Corrupt Cabinet, Illegal Booze in the Capitol Building, The Brewmaster's Castle

 

This is an outdoor walking tour. Masks required. Purchase tickets here.


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BID Seeks to Widen Georgetown Sidewalks

January 24, 2021

As reported by the Washington Business Journal, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) seeks permission to install 5,000 linear feet of deck panels expanding the sidewalks along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue from about 9.5 feet to 15.5 feet. 

 

The removable panels would be level with the sidewalk and extend about eight feet into the curb lanes. In addition to giving pedestrians more room along the already crowded public walkways, the widened sidewalks would provide added support to those businesses that have already gotten permits from the District to operate so-called streateries — outdoor dining areas extending into the roadway.

 

The BID will present its plans to a District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to the Old Georgetown Board on February 4, 2021. 

 

"If it even had a 1% or 2% positive impact on sales, it would be successful," Joe Sternlieb, CEO and president of the BID said. "Some of the businesses are doing OK, and they're getting by, but others are really struggling, and so our focus is on April and going out there with a program for Georgetown that's new, and exciting, and will bring people back to the sidewalks."

 

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