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Satchel Kaplan-Allen Joins DowntownDC Foundation Board of Directors

Mar 13, 2023
The DowntownDC Foundation is pleased to welcome Satchel Kaplan-Allen as the newest member of its board of directors.  “I’m thrilled to be joining the DowntownDC Foundation and to assume...
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Washington Business Journal: Exclusive: The Hook Hall team is opening a restaurant in Franklin Park. Here’s what’s in store.

Nov 30, 2021
By Alex Koma Anna Valero spent much of the pandemic trying to pull together D.C.’s restaurant industry and help workers survive. Now, as the industry slowly recovers, she’s hoping to...
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The Washington Post: D.C. Mayor Bowser cuts ribbon on newly renovated Franklin Square

Sep 24, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC By Fredrick Kunkle D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser celebrated the renovation and reopening of Franklin Square on Friday, suggesting that the partnership between the District and National...
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DCist: Homeless Residents Were Forced To Leave Franklin Square During The Pandemic. Will They Be Able To Return?

Sep 13, 2021
The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) announced today expanded outdoor homeless services at the DowntownDC Weekend Homeless Services Program, located in the 800 block of Vermont Avenue...
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The Washington Post: For decades, some in D.C. wanted to turn Franklin Square into a parking lot

Apr 17, 2021
By John Kelly The first mention of turning Franklin Square into a parking lot appeared in the Washington Herald of Oct. 12, 1921. “Nowhere to Park; Plan City Garage” was the headline. Anyone who...
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News4: DC Organization Says Need for Help ‘Unprecedented’ This Giving Tuesday

Dec 02, 2020
News4’s Jackie Bensen spoke to the DowntownDC Foundation about how the organization is helping people experiencing homelessness this winter....
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