Community Meetings - Eastern Market Metro Plaza/Park

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Community Meetings - Eastern Market METRO Plaza/Park

Sunday, 12/8 - 1:30PM - 3:30PM

Wednesday 12/11 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM

For the past three months, a design team, led by architect Amy Weinstein (Essocoff & Associates) and landscape architect Lisa Delplace (Oheme van Sweden) has been hard at work developing two alternative Master Plan concepts for all of the publicly owned land along Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, between 7th and 9th Streets, including the area around the Eastern Market METRO Station. The overall goal of the project is to renew and upgrade the public space in this two block area, both functionally and aesthetically.

At two public meetings in early December at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE), the design team will present to the community its two alternative Master Plan concepts.The first meeting will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 8th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Arts Room. The second meeting will be on Wednesday evening, December 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Room. The presentation and format of both the December 8th and December 11th sessions will be identical. After the design plans are presented, there will be breakout sessions to get feedback from the community. Both meetings are open to the entire Capitol Hill community and all are encouraged to attend one of the two meetings.

Subsequent to the December presentations, the drawings will be posted to the project website - and comments can be submitted through the website until Friday, January 10th.

Event Sponsorships now available!

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For the past decade, Barracks Row Main Street has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill’s historic 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor and to revitalize its business community. The group’s focus is the five blocks of 8th Street that stretch south from Pennsylvania Ave S.E. to the Washington Navy Yard along M Street, S.E.

Barracks Row Main Street was chartered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street program in 1999, thanks to a group of Capitol Hill residents and business leaders who were concerned about the state of disrepair on the oldest commercial corridor in the nation’s capitol. Crumbling sidewalks were replaced with brick pavers, American Elms were planted, and historic black-iron “Washington Globe” street lights installed. In 2006 Barracks Row Main Street won the prestigious “Great American Main Street” award.

Barracks Row Main Street, with the help of generous sponsors, produces a number of events each year to promote the corridor and the Main Street program’s supporters to the Capitol Hill neighborhood and the rest of the greater Washington DC metropolitan area.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 202.544.3188 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

2013 Fall Culinary Crawl

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On Saturday, November 15 and Sunday,  November 16  Barracks Row / 8th Street SE becomes a cooking school campus - first class begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 15 and the last class begins at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16. Take one class or schedule a whole day or entire weekend of classes - its totally a-la-carte.

To buy your tickets, click here

Most classes will be held at our restaurants, however some will be held at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE.  Finding Hill Center is easy: from Eastern Market Metro plaza walk one block east, crossing 8th Street, SE and continue past Dunkin Donuts and the BP gas station to 9th Street, SE. Hill Center is at the corner of 9th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, a one block walk from Metro.

You must purchase tickets on-line at this link by 6:00 p.m. Nov. 14  for the Saturday, Nov. 15 classes and by 6:00 pm Nov. 15 for the Sunday, November 16 classes.  You will be sent purchase confirmation by email.

Once a class is full it will be closed to further registrants. We sell out of every class every year, so buy your tickets early! 

You must be 12 years of age to participate, or 21 years of age if class includes alcohol.

Sponsorship Opportunities for the Crawl are still available! Do you want to reach the people who are coming to the Culinary Crawl? SPONSOR the Crawl and get your message out! Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.


The Barracks Row Advantage

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Read about our efforts to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill's historic 8th street, SE, commercial corridor.

Memorial Service for Tip Tipton on Monday, October 21st

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It is with great sadness that we must report that our friend and Board Chairman, Tip Tipton, passed away on Saturday, October 12th after a long illness.Tip was a wonderful individual, a longtime Hill resident who gave generously of this time and assets to Hill community needs and especially to Barracks Row Main Street. He will be deeply missed.

There will be a service for friends and family on Monday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m.

St  Mark's on Capitol Hill
301 A St SE  
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-0053

Followed by a reception at Deer House (712 East Capitol Street, NE) until 7 pm.

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Barracks Row Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets commercial district.  Barracks Row Main Street is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.