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The Shade Store Comes to Cady's Alley

June 28, 2016

EastBanc, Inc. and Jamestown LP have announced that The Shade Store, a leading resource for custom  window treatments, has signed a 10-year lease to occupy the retail space at 3324 M Street in Cady's Alley. The 3,005-square-foot store will feature interactive product displays and will serve as the brand’s first DC showroom with plans for a grand opening slated for September 2016. 


The Shade Store is a third generation, family owned business that offers a huge selection of shades and drapery. Through their partnership with Kravet, The Shade Store offers consumers access to fabrics from designers like Jonathan Adler, Jeffrey Alan Marks, and Diane von Furstenberg in addition to an exclusive collection developed in collaboration with The Novogratz.


“After many years in discussion, The Shade Store and our partnership have finally found an opportunity to welcome the quality and service in home furnishings this storeroom provides,” said Philippe Lanier, vice president of EastBanc. “The Shade Store will complement the collection of design showrooms and retailers currently found in Cady’s Alley.”


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Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah! June 18

June 13, 2016

Make a SPLASH for clean water June 8-19th! The Potomac Riverkeeper Network, in partnership with the National Park Service, is organizing Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah!, an unprecedented series of canoe and kayak adventures lasting from a few hours to a few days, and for all skill levels.


Join the Potomac Riverkeeper Network on twelve paddle trips in eleven days! Paddle the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service on our Nation's River. This event promises to be a celebration of area waterways, the trips mix history, education and recreation.


On June 18, join the Potomac Riverkeepers for a special celebration on the Georgetown Waterfront at Key Bridge Boathouse. Beginning at 8:00 am, the Potomac Riverkeeper will lead one of DC’s iconic paddles -- a guided paddle tour around Roosevelt Island. In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. After the paddle, enjoy the Georgetown Waterfront! Click here for more information about this event. 


“The best way to appreciate our rivers is by being on them, and that is what Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah! is all about,” says Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks. “We’ll see areas of our rivers most people never experience.”


More information and registration details can be found here

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Last Chance to See Katie Pumphrey's Primal Art at Susan Calloway

June 8, 2016

Visit Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery this week to see "Heavyweight," new artwork by Katie Pumphrey. The exhibition explores themes of confrontation, reflex, territory, instinct, and interaction. Pumphrey's large scale drawings and paintings investigate the primal instinct to move and to be competitive. 


Through both the imagery depicted and the action-oriented application of marks on paper and canvas, Pumphrey explores pushing the body to and beyond its limits, its reactions from threats, and the emotions that drive us to compete.


Artist talk and closing reception is June 11 from 4:00- 6:00 pm.


Susan Calloway Fine Arts is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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