You are on page 1of 4

MARCH 2005 INSIDE THE BID

Monday Morning News – NEWS@gtbid.com – New name for an old favorite. Same time, same place…. First Monday of each month the NEWS will arrive by email. If you did not receive this directly, please log on to www.gtbid.com and sign up for NEWS@gtbid.com. The Circulator – The Golden Triangle BID has partnered with the District Department of Transportation, the Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation, the National Capital Planning Commission and the Downtown and Georgetown BIDs to create the D.C. Surface Transit which is responsible for launching the Circulator. The Circulator will reduce traffic congestion and provide reliable and inexpensive transportation within the District. Fares will be $1.00 and Metro transfers and Smart Cards may be used. Operation times are currently scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week. There are seven bus stops located within the Golden Triangle BID. The Circulator’s route is from Georgetown to Union Station via K Street and from the Convention Center to the SW Waterfront. BID Roundtables – The Golden Triangle held Roundtable meetings with Property Managers, Retailers/Restaurateurs and Industry Partners in February. Topics included updates on BID goals, publications, emergency preparedness, cross merchandising opportunities and upcoming special events. Please see the website’s home page for upcoming news and events. www.gtbid.com or call Pamela Kahn at 202.463.9477.

PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0

http://www.pdf4free.com

Community Partnership – The BID supported the American Heart Association’s effort to educate the D.C. area about the leading cause of death among women, heart disease. During February, the AHA promoted American Heart Month and “Go Red for Women” campaign on all Golden Triangle BID light poles on the K Street corridor between 16th Street and 21st Street. Several BID businesses supported this cause by decorating storefronts and lighting buildings with red. www.americanheart.org/women Parking Management Roundtable – The BID’s newest Roundtable provides a forum for the 19 BID parking companies to interact with other members and provide feedback to the BID on issues the industry is addressing. Proactive meetings like these provide useful data, networking and face– to–face opportunities to address a host of issues including emergency preparedness and transportation. Renaissance Mayflower Hotel – 1127 Connecticut Ave – 202.347.3000 – The historic Hotel celebrated its 80th anniversary with the unveiling of permanent, museum–quality installations throughout the hotel that highlight the Mayflower’s prominent past. The hotel, which opened its doors on February 18, 1925, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, recognized for its architectural significance, as well as its historic distinction. With 657–rooms, the Mayflower is the largest luxury hotel in Washington, D.C. www.renaissancehotels.com

DIRECT FROM BID BUSINESSES
Barami – 888 17th Street, NW – 202.223.3071 – New Spring Fashions 20% off all regular prices in March.www.akfashionsdc.com Borders –1801 L Street, NW – Friday, March 18 – 202.466.4999 – Book signing at 12:30 p.m. Phillip Margolin, author, attorney and Edgar Award nominee – Lost Lake. www.bordersstores.com Brooks Brothers – 1201 Connecticut Ave, NW – 202.659.4650 – Spring Courtesy Event – Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 20. The discount is 15 – 25% off regular prices. www.brooksbrothers.com Cloud – One Dupont Circle – 202.872.1122 – New restaurant – Hot and cold tapas from around the world, including Europe, Asia, Mexico and the Middle East. Specialties include Honduran Ceviche and Asian–inspired Lobster Pineapple Salad. Cloud also feature's a raw bar and a selection of specialty and champagne cocktails. Curves – 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW – 202.429.2878 – 7th Annual Curves Food Drive. Anyone who comes to Curves March 7 – 12 with a bag of non–perishable food and commits to a 12–month check draft membership, will pay a $0 service fee. All food will be donated to Bread for the City. Curves is a fitness center designed specially for women featuring the Original 30 Minute Workout. www.curvesinternational.com

PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0

http://www.pdf4free.com

Firehook Bakery– 912 17th Street, NW – 202.429.2253 – St. Patrick’s Day special – Irish soda bread. www.firehook.com Galileo – 1110 21st Street, NW – 202.293.7191 www.galileodc.com • • • March 8 at 7:00 p.m. – Wisconsin cheese and wine dinner with Chef Roberto Donna. March 17 at 7:00 p.m. – Seghesio wine dinner with Chef Roberto Donna and winemaker Renzo Seghesio. Enjoy a five course dinner paired with 6 wines and Grappa. March 29 – Fundraising dinner for Children with Autism – Join Chefs Roberto Donna, Kaz Okochi, Robert Weidmaier and Jose Andres for a dinner to raise funds for Autism research. E–mail swensonevent@galileodc.com

Restaurant Kolumbia – 1801 K Street – 202.331.5551 – Twilight Bacchanalia where all wines on the regular wine list are half price from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday*. Domaine de Martinolles Cremant de Limoux, 2000 served by the glass is produced in Western Languedoc is $5.00 a glass. *1/2 price wine offer does not apply to the reserve list. www.restaurantkolumbia.com Thai Bistro – 1136 19th Street – 202.775.1666 – Now open for business. Authentic Thai cuisine. Fresh ingredients are quickly cooked to preserve their nutrients and delicate flavors with a variety of traditional and exotic herbs and spices.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS
Cultural Tourism DC – Visit this website to learn of the latest cultural activities happening in DC. www.culturaltourismdc.org DC Chamber of Commerce – 1213 K Street, NW – 202.347.7201 – Wednesday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discussion of taxicab regulatory reform. Causton Toney, Legislative Director, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. www.dcchamber.org Food & Friends – Thursday, March 10 – Dining Out for Life. Help fight the battle against HIV/AIDS, cancer and other illnesses. District restaurants are joining in by donating a percentage of their profits during this event. For a listing of participating restaurants see www.foodandfriends.org. Greater Washington Board of Trade – 1725 I Street, NW, Suite 200 Visit their website for upcoming events see www.bot.org.

PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0

http://www.pdf4free.com

DC Style Magazine – Golden Triangle BID members – Receive 50% off when you subscribe as a charter member to DC’s newest lifestyle magazine. DC Style promotes the best of the city. DC Style will focus on the latest in fashion, health, home and the local social scene. For your subscription enter the promotional code 50offe to receive the discounted price at www.dcstylemag.com.

Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington – Mark your calendar –Sunday, June 5th. 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Annual Restaurant Awards Gala, Washington Convention Center. www.ramw.org

The National Cherry Blossom Festival – March 27 – April 10 – This year's festival marks the 93rd anniversary of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC. The blossoms, along with the Festival's numerous cultural, community and sporting events attract more than one million visitors to the nation's capital each year. The Cherry Picks restaurant promotion is supported by the Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation – Paris on the Potomac – Celebrate France in the District. Events include museum exhibitions, tours and lectures. For a complete list of events see www.washington.org/parisonthepotomac.

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 416 Washington, D.C. 20036 ph: 202.463.3400 fx: 202.463.7062

PDF Creator - PDF4Free v2.0

http://www.pdf4free.com