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Dean & DeLuca in Georgetown is Closing

July 23, 2019

Plagued by food safety issues in recent years, Georgetown’s Dean & Deluca will be closing August 1, 2019.

 

According to DC Eater, not only is the 42-year old New York-based food emporium shuttering its DC location but “Within the past two weeks, stores in Napa, California, and New York have closed. Dean & DeLuca’s new pilot cafeteria-style restaurant, Stage, is in the process of closing, according to the New York Times. (It’s expected to reopen elsewhere.) Reports of rapidly emptying shelves at some of the U.S. locations, suggest that more closures are imminent.”

 

“Dean & DeLuca’s vendors — bakeries and patisseries that supplied many of the store’s pricey gourmet breads, cakes, and cookies — were the first to sound the death knell of the chain. The New York Times reported at least four New York vendors, including Bien Cuit and Eleni’s Cookies, were owed tens of thousands of dollars. And for months, small businesses have turned to social media to complain about the company’s outstanding debts."

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'Freestyle Love Supreme' At KC July 16-21

July 7, 2019

See it before the show goes to Broadway! Enjoy this live performance at The Kennedy Center from July 16 through July 21, 2019.

 

The improv brainchild of Anthony Veneziale, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Thomas Kail, Freestyle Love Supreme is a stage show like no other. MCs, musicians, and beatboxers take the audience on a completely improvised musical ride all based off audience suggestions. FLS has performed on stages from Cape Town to Melbourne to NYC and practically everywhere in between. Members include Utkarsh Ambudkar, Andrew Bancroft, Daveed Diggs, James Monroe Iglehart, Chris Jackson, Arthur Lewis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Sherman, Chris Sullivan, and Anthony Veneziale. 

Freestyle Love Supreme will be a phone-free experience. Upon arrival guests must secure all phones, smart watches, etc., in a lockable YONDR pouch that will remain in their possession throughout the performance. 

 

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Getting Around On The Fourth

July 1, 2019

For more than 50 years, the National Park Service has hosted an annual celebration of Independence Day on the National Mall. 

Check out what's happening where and what's closed during the 2019 Fourth of July celebrations.


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