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Don’t Forget To Nominate Your Favorite Business!

August 12th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill, DC

HillyAwardsHave you spoken up for your favorite Capitol Hill businesses yet? Have you rallied your supporters if you are a small business owner?

Take a moment now, if you haven’t already, and tell us who you’d like to see on this year’s Hilly Award ballot.

Nominations close on August 28, and voting (among the top 5 nominees in each category) will begin in September.

You can nominate your favorite business here.

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Your Guide to DC Beer Week on Capitol Hill

August 12th, 2014 by Tim Ebner · Capitol Hill, DC

2014 DCBW logoBeer nerds, rejoice! You have a week’s worth of drinking ahead of you. Next week is DC Beer Week, now in its sixth year of existence.

And, if you live on Capitol Hill, you have a distinct advantage. That’s because many of the events gravitate around our neighborhood bars.

Whether you’re looking for an all-you-can eat and drink dinner, an oddly-flavored wormwood beer, or a local taste of D.C.’s beer scene, this week pretty much has you covered. The full rundown on events is here, but for some carefully curated, can’t miss events, click on the jump and keep reading! [Read more →]

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Hill Buzz

August 12th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

Jayson Werth garden gnome; don't leave gnome without it!

Photo by number7cloud on Flickr

  • Washington Business Journal reported that due to mismanagement issues, Eastern Market now owes the city $400,ooo in uncollected rent.
  • Housing Complex passed along news that Ideaspace is no longer coming to Yards Park.
  • PoPville shared pictures of Driftwood Kitchen, which will take the place of TruOrleans.
  • Curbed DC shared pictures from the restoration of Union Station.

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Open House Round Up for 8/10/14

August 10th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill

Guest contributor Dare Johnson Wenzler is a Capitol Hill resident, Realtor and co-owner of First Vine Wine Imports + Sales. This post also appears on her blog Real Estate On (and off!) the Hill.

Renovations are all fine and good… but did you ever wonder if there was any brand-new construction on the Hill ?

Wonder no more: 329 9th St NE is on the market and open this Sunday, August 10, from 1-4 p.m.  It has four finished levels of newly built Capitol Hill luxury: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, den and superb outdoor spaces including a rooftop deck with stellar views of the monuments and the Capitol dome.  Listed at $1,649,000, it is beautifully and meticulously designed with top-quality appliances and finishes.

Open Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

The rest of the Capitol Hill open houses are posted here.

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To Do List

August 7th, 2014 by Kate McFadden · Capitol Hill

by BK000 on Flickr

by BK000 on Flickr. A far cry from Union Market, but lovely non-the-less.

Having an August staycation?  We have some idea about how you can wile away these long days of August.

Start your weekend early with a little quiet time on Thursday evening at the Hill Center. They’ve teamed with DC Public Libraries to screen some silent films this summer. This weeks features three short films with the glamorous Gloria Swanson. Lights go down at 7 p.m. [Read more →]

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