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DowntownDC Foundation FY 2021 Impact Report

Jun 27, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C.— In only its second year of operation and through a global pandemic, the DowntownDC Foundation never stopped working to serve and celebrate the DowntownDC community. In…
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Eaton Wellness at Franklin Park

Apr 18, 2022
The DowntownDC BID and Eaton DC are honored to bring back our free outdoor wellness programming at Franklin Park starting April 25th 2022. Through this partnership, Eaton Wellness will fulfill its…
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Franklin Park

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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DowntownDC Foundation and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Join Forces to Provide Dental and Mental Health Clinic Pilot for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Nov 12, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.— A pilot clinic to offer free dental and mental health services to 300 individuals experiencing homelessness in DowntownDC opened this week thanks to funding provided by CareFirst…
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DowntownDC Foundation Announces Amazon Sponsorship for Franklin Park

Oct 07, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The DowntownDC Foundation on Thursday announced a sponsorship from Amazon for Franklin Park, which reopened to the public on Sept. 24 following a $21 million renovation invested…
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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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DowntownDC BID Announces Expanded Weekend Homeless Services at Vermont Avenue

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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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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Downtown Day Services Center Celebrates Second Anniversary

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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