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Vote Daily for Shaw and Get FREE Food, Drinks & More This Week! Contest Ends 10/31/17

 

Monday, October 23, 2017, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM—Dacha Beer Garden, 1600 7th Street, NW: FREE Beer!

 Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:00 AM-8:00 PM—Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee, 1932 9th Street, NW: FREE House Donut!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 12:00 PM-10:00 PM—BKK Cookshop, 1700 New Jersey Avenue, NW: FREE Raffle for $50 Beau Thai Gift Certificate & 10% of Your Check will be Donated to Shaw Main Streets!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM—Right Proper Brewing Company, 624 T Street, NW: FREE Beer!

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM—Ivy and Coney, 1537 7th Street, NW: FREE Beer and Corn Dogs!

 

 Bring your family, friends and neighbors out to these Partners in Preservation voting events, cast your daily ballots and enjoy free food, beverages, and enter to win prizes as the final countdown begins for votes that could result in Shaw winning a $150,000 grant from American Express to restore the facade of 1537 7th Street, NW, home of Ivy and Coney!

If you can't make it to these events, you can still help Shaw win this grant by voting online daily! From now through October 31, 2017, please go to www.VoteYourMainStreet.com/Shaw every day to vote to support the restoration of an "Ugly Duckling" building in Washington, DC's Shaw neighborhood, built in 1881 as a blacksmith shop, as the project competes for $150,000 in funding, as part of the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign, presented by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 Partners in Preservation is a community-based partnership, created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express, to raise awareness of the importance of preserving historic places and their role in sustaining local communities. 

 

 Supporters can cast five votes for Shaw each day (be sure to hit "Submit" after voting) during each daily visit to support the DMV's only contestant in the Partners in Preservation contest. Voting is free, and registration using a valid email address is required. 

 

Partners in Preservation: Main Streets will award $2 million in grant funding from American Express to Main Street districts in need of preservation support across America. The public will determine which sites will receive funding by voting for their favorite main streets through October 31 at VoteYourMainStreet.org, the online voting portal hosted by National Geographic Travel.

 The two-story building in Shaw was built in 1881 by James Hughes as a blacksmith shop, and housed a metal working business into the 1950s. The façade is currently covered in stucco and vinyl siding. The preservation project would remove these materials to discover what original elements are present and restore the building to its historic appearance, based on a 1947 photograph.

 The building at 1537 7th Street, NW, is home to Ivy & Coney (www.ivyandconey.com), a Chicago and Detroit-themed sports bar known for its hot dogs prepared in the styles beloved by those two cities. The bar features a retractable roof deck at the rear, built with support from the Washington, DC government's Great Streets Small Business Capital Improvement Program. The ground floor retail space is currently vacant.

 

The winners of the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets grants will be announced on November 2, 2017. 

For more information on 1537 7th Street, NW and the Partners in Preservation campaign, visit www.shawmainstreets.org,  email shawmainstreetsinc@gmail.com or call 202-265-SHAW.