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Halcyon Wins Grant for Entrepreneurs

August 31, 2020

The D.C. nonprofit, Halcyon, which runs an incubator and programs for social entrepreneurs, is putting plans in motion to build its own investor group focused on social impact investments after winning grant money from the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

 

A total of $300,000 over three years from the department’s Regional Innovations Strategies Program will support the hires and operations necessary to create the network.

 

After applying for the federal grant in April, Halcyon is looking to bring a director on board to bring it to fruition and “do the blocking and tackling on a day-to-day basis,” said Ryan Ross, chief innovation officer for Halcyon, which supports startups with a social mission and houses them in its Georgetown digs. The organization’s team is both building a pipeline of startup founders raising capital and engaging investors — people interested in working with early-stage companies, whether they have investing experience or not — to build its cohort.

 

“There’s still a lot of things to lock down, but I think we already have our eyes on a lot of the relationships and individuals and partnerships to move pretty quickly on this,” Ross said. “We think once we get this engine up and running, it’s going to be a really incredible amount of financial support for these entrepreneurs and really bridge that capital gap in the region.”

 


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DC Summer Restaurant Week Aug. 17-30

August 9, 2020

DC's Summer Restaurant Week is back this month, running for two weeks instead of one. 

 

From August 17-30, the promo features lunch and brunch menus for $22, and dinner at $35 and $55 price points. 

 

Organized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), this year's promo focuses on carry-out, and family-style to-go dinner meals ranging from $60 to $100 for two people, and $130 to $210 for four people. 

 

Cocktails and wine can also be purchased to go, with curbside pickup available. 

 

Georgetown restaurants Clyde's, Brasserie Liberte, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Filomena, La Chaumiere, Martin's Tavern, Nick's Riverside Grill, Ristorante Piccolo, and Tony & Joe's Seafood Place are participating, with Restaurant Week menus in the works, and more participants coming. 

 

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Georgetown's Got Streatery

July 8, 2020

The Georgetown BID and DDOT are working together to widen Wisconsin Avenue and M Street sidewalks to allow for more outside dining space.

(Photo by: Il Canale via Facebook)

Georgetown joins other DC neighborhoods with “streateries” using street parking spaces for additional seating.

(Photo by: Mr. Smith's via Facebook)

The BID has supplied barriers to block off about two street parking spaces to make room for a few extra socially-distanced tables.

 

Georgetown restaurants currently with street table permits include:

  • Martin’s Tavern, at 1265 Wisconsin Avenue
  • Susheria, at 3101 K Street
  • Mr. Smith’s, at 3205 K Street
  • The Berliner, at 3401 Water Street
  • Il Canale, at 1065 31st Street
  • L’Amexe, at 2917 M Street
  • Piccolo and Flavio, on 31st Street South of Blues Alley
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