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Beasley Real Estate Roars Into 2014

February 3, 2014

The boutique brokerage firm Beasley Real Estate has celebrated its 2nd year anniversary and looks to terrific sales growth  in 2014.

In 2013, Beasley agents sold a quarter of a billion dollars ($250MM) in real estate transactions. The company’s growth in sales volume escalated by 150% from sales in 2012.

Their celebration took place shortly after announcing the firm’s success in surpassing their sales goal in 2013 in which the average growth was 42% amongst Beasley agents.

Clients, family, friends, developers and business colleagues came to congratulate the firm and to show their support at a 2nd anniversary celebration at its Washington headquarters last week.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the milestone of reaching a quarter of a billion dollars in sales and thank our clients for their support,” Jim Bell, founder and managing partner, said at the gathering.

Beasley Real Estate, among the top-producing real estate companies in the nation, serves the entire Washington Metropolitan Region. The firm recently opened an office in downtown Bethesda.


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Meet The Sauce Queens at Whole Foods Georgetown

January 27, 2014

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It all began in Eli Rakis’ kitchen. As friends, she and Sally Eastman would get their families together. They would chat as they prepared snacks or dinner for their children and husbands. They would share stories, recipes, and ideas, and worried about the ingredients in some store-bought foods. They were always on the lookout for new ideas and products to make easy, healthy and delicious meals.
The Sauce Queens
were born when Rakis realized her friends, including Eastman, loved the sauces she developed for her family and together, they could make them available to others. They approached Whole Foods Market in Old Town Alexandria late in 2012. Just over 13 months later, they are in 11 stores in the Metro DC and Baltimore areas.

Sauce Queen sauces are an effortless way to transform a regular meal into something extraordinary. They are perfect as dips for chips and veggies, as spreads on sandwiches and burgers, as a condiment for steak, chicken and seafood, and as an ingredient to enhance the flavor side dishes. They are made in small batches with fresh, wholesome ingredients.

The Sauce Queens are often at the Georgetown Whole Foods providing samples of their sauces. Winesdays are their favorite when customers receive five samples of wines along with five food pairings throughout the store for just $5. Meet them this Wednesday, January 29 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in Whole Foods Georgetown at 2323 Wisconsin Avenue.

Also this weekend, come into the store for Super Bowl pairings with the Sauce Queen Sauces!

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Live at Gypsy Sally's

January 20, 2014

Georgetown's newest music venue, Gypsy Sally’s, offers an affordable and friendly space where adults of all ages may enjoy sharing great food, drink and music.

Located under the Whitehurst Freeway at 3401 K Street NW in Georgetown, Washington DC, Gypsy Sally’s second story windows look out on the Potomac River and the Key Bridge.  Featuring local, regional and national Americana acts, Gypsy Sally's hopes to complement the venerable Blues Alley as well as evoke memories of Georgetown’s entertainment heyday where locals and tourists had their choice of great music clubs like the legendary Bayou, the Cellar Door, Desperado’s and Crazy Horse Saloon.

Check out the schdule of upcoming musical artists, and buy tickets here.

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