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Come See 25 Ribbons Cut in Shaw, 07/27/17!



Shaw Main Streets will celebrate the ongoing boom in new business development in the neighborhood with a 25 stop Shaw Ribbon Cutting Jamboree on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 9:30-11:30 AM.

This will be the latest biannual multiple ribbon cutting event in the neighborhood, where over 300 new businesses have opened since 2003. Shaw Main Streets has cut as many as 17 ribbons at a single event on two previous occasions, most recently during Small Business Saturday, 11/26/16.

Twenty-six businesses have opened since then in central Shaw, bounded by 6th and 10th Streets, Barry Place, and Massachusetts and New York Avenues. The first Shaw multiple ribbon cutting event, with three ribbons cut, took place in September 2013 with Mayor Vincent Gray.

Since then, these events have seen a growing number of ribbons cut by contingents of mayors, councilmembers, and other District government officials during these marathon sessions.

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, a group of dignitaries will gather for the Shaw Ribbon Cutting Jamboree, celebrating the openings of 22 new businesses and a business incubator, in addition to two new public art installations , for a total of 25 ribbons to be cut in two hours, starting at 9:30 AM.

Wielding the giant golden scissors will be:

Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden

Department of Small and Local Business Development Director Ana Harvey

Councilmember Anita Bonds (At Large)

Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (At Large)

Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6)

Councilmember Brianne Nadeau (Ward 1)

DC Chamber of Commerce President Vincent B. Orange, Sr.

“After cutting 17 ribbons again last November, we didn’t think we’d ever have another opportunity to do another event that large,” said Alexander M. Padro, Executive Director of Shaw Main Streets, the commercial revitalization nonprofit serving central Shaw’s 7th and 9th Streets, NW commercial corridors. “Imagine our surprise when we realized this time, we’d be cutting 25 ribbons in one morning.”

The event will start at Sugar Shack, 1932 9th Street, NW, the first DC location of the celebrated Northern Virginia donut chain. Following remarks from the invited dignitaries, the first ribbon will be cut, after which the group will travel by foot and limo van to the other 24 destinations.

The other ribbons with be cut in the following order:

2. Etete, 1942 9th Street, NW—9:50 AM

3. Canteen Beer Garden, 1923 9th Street, NW—9:55 AM

4. Breather, 1931 9th Street, NW—10:00 AM

5. Five to One, 903 U Street, NW—10:05 AM

6-7. Capo Italian Deli & Backroom Bar, 715 A Florida Avenue, NW—10:10 AM

8. Wet Dog Tavern, 2100 Vermont Avenue, NW—10:15 AM

9. In3 Inclusive Innovation Incubator, 2301-D Georgia Avenue, NW—10:20 AM

10. Inzio Hair Salon, 641 Florida Avenue, NW—10:25 AM

11. Fish Scale, 637 Florida Avenue, NW—10:30 AM

12. Kiss Lounge, 637 T Street, NW—10:35 AM

13. You Break I Fix, 1722 7th Street, NW—10:40 AM

14. Yoga Shala, 1550 7th Street, NW—10:45 AM

15-16. Fence Art Project, Northwest corner of 7th & P Streets, NW—10:50 AM

17-18. Maggie O'Neill & ROOM x Swatchroom—10:55 AM

19. French Quarter Brasserie & Oyster Bar, 1544 9th Street, NW—11:00 AM

20. Imm Thai, 1414 9th Street, NW—11:05 AM

21. Maxwell Park Wine Bar, 1336 9th Street, NW—11:10 AM

22. Mirai Market, 1314 ½ 9th Street, NW—11:15 AM

23. Urban Athletic Club, 804 N Street, NW—11:20 AM

24. Union Kitchen Grocery, 1251 9th Street, NW—11:25 AM

25 Tiger Fork, 922 N Street, NW, Rear (Blagden Alley)—11:30 AM

The Shaw Ribbon Cutting Jamboree is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. The event will take place rain or shine.

For more information on Shaw Main Streets, call 202-265-7429.