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Economic Rebound Forecast for Greater Washington

February 16, 2021

According to a new regional economic forecast by the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at the Schar School of Government at George Mason University, greater Washington’s economy will rebound in 2021 as Covid-19 vaccinations become more common and the weather warms up.


Predictions include a 3.5% growth in the gross regional product in 2021, following the 2.9% drop in 2020. 


But the region will only see a full recovery in 2022, with 4.1% projected growth in the local economy. Factors that will affect rebound include speed of vaccine rollout and decrease of labor force.


D.C. continues to have the highest percentage of households with at least one worker teleworking, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by the institute. About 56.6% of households locally have at least one teleworker, compared with 50.3% in second-highest Boston, and just 40.2% in Atlanta.


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This #TakeOutTuesday Make It Bistrot Lepic and Pizzeria Paradiso

February 8, 2021

This #TakeOutTuesday, February 9th, please choose from either Bistrot Lepic or Pizzeria Paradiso. Lunch or Dinner! Last week, Bistrot Lepic was named 1 of Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now and Pizzeria Paradiso was just named 1 of the 12 “Must-Try” Classics for DC Winter Restaurant Week by Washingtonian Magazine.

(Photo by: Pizzeria Paradiso)


There’s a weekly give away to help track the impact and thank you for participating.  After you order your take out, enter the giveaway here and you could win a bottle of wine from one of our local liquor stores, gift cards from local bakeries, or other local businesses. Giveaway sponsored by the Nancy Taylor Bubes Group of Washington Fine Properties.


We asked the owners a series of questions, and their responses to why they chose Georgetown to open their business stood out the most - more Q&A available here.


Cyrille Brenac, owner, Bistrot LepicI was looking for a great neighborhood and Georgetown with its international community is perfect for our little French Bistrot.


Ruth Gresser, Owner & Chef, Pizzeria Paradiso: Georgetown has everything and is a core, vibrant neighborhood of Washington DC. It is home to residents, students, tourists and businesses and all of these groups love pizza. Georgetown, as the location for the first expansion of Pizzeria Paradiso in 2002, was simply a natural choice. Plus Georgetown is so full of such beauty and history, we wanted to be part of that.

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Georgetown's #TakeOutTuesday

January 31, 2021

Introducing Georgetown #TakeOutTuesday!


Each week we will select two Georgetown restaurants to feature. We will tell you a little bit about the owners, why they love Georgetown, and ask you to order take out from them as a way of supporting our local neighborhood eateries.  Some will have special #TakeOutTuesday menus, some will offer delivery, some will have special goodies for #TakeOutTuesday participants.  All will be appreciative.


So …. please, please join us on Tuesday, February 2nd in ordering from the Peacock Cafe or Chaia Tacos. For this occasion, Peacock Cafe is offering 30% off bottles of still wine, just mention Take Out Tuesday.


We asked the owners a series of questions and their response to the question “What does hospitality mean to you?” stood out the most:


Shahab from Peacock Cafe: Oh my God – it means so much to us. To be honest, it goes back to how we were raised. We are from a large family of 6 kids. Our parents always brought everyone together; it was a place where people gathered. We were born with hospitality: being of service, caring for people, offering a comfortable environment for people to enjoy.


Bettina from Chaia: Hospitality is core to who Chaia is. We hire individuals who are as passionate about our tacos as we are and embody generosity, optimism and warmth. We want our customers to be greeted with smiles and friendly ‘hellos’ and ‘how are you doings’ and to always, always feel welcome at Chaia. 

(Photo by: Chaia Tacos via Facebook)


We expect our team to have a genuine interest in whether the customer has enjoyed their experience and to go above and beyond to fix any mistake that may have occurred. We want all of our customers to leave 110% satisfied, with a smile, and telling us that they will return.


Mention #TakeOutTuesday when you order so we can keep track of our impact and you may also get a special goodie in your take out bag! 


1. Please let us know if you order from one of the two restaurants.


2. If you can … snap a picture of yourself picking up the food or enjoying the food and comment to this post so that we can share it on social media.


THANK YOU for supporting our wonderful local restaurants!


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