Here's Just Two of A Dozen Ways We Help Barracks Row
It's our 12th birthday and at our Annual Meeting Celebration on March 14th at Lavagna from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM we will look back on the ways our Main Street has improved the 8th Street, SE neighborhood. Leading up to our party we will highlight in this newsletter twelve ways Barracks Row Main Street has been contributing to the prosperity of our corridor. Here's the first two. 1.
One of the familiar sights we've grown accustomed to in our Capitol Hill neighborhood is the hard working Men in Blue funded by the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District. The BID's clean and safe teams are in Capitol Hill 7 days per week from 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. keeping the streets sparkling, always available to give directions and a friendly hello.
But did you know, that here on 8th Street, SE, our businesses get not only the regular BID
clean and safe services but also an additional shift on the weekends? Our corridor's 150+ businesses create foot traffic from early morning to late evening every day of the week. Barracks Row Main Street pays for additional clean and safe crews on weekends to make sure every new visitor has a great impression of our corridor!
Picture at right shows one of Barracks Row's Men in Blue in the evening crowd.
Spring is early all over the East Coast and here on Barracks Row the first signs of spring are our bulbs bursting open with shots of color. But where do those bulbs come from?
For the past several years Barracks Row Main Street has held bulb planting Saturdays each fall. This past year we were lucky to receive a donation of bulbs from the Capitol Hill Garden Club as well as the bulbs from the CSX booth at our Barracks Row Fall Festival where CSX taught kids the fine points of bulb planting using large paper cups.
As you run errands on 8th Street or have lunch or dinner at one of out restaurants, pause and enjoy the sights of spring as our thousands of bulbs bloom. Our volunteer teams help with promotions and beautification of Barracks Row year round. To volunteer to plant bulbs next fall call the office at 202-544-3188 or send an email to
and tell us how to reach you and what gardening tasks you are interested in helping with to beautify the Row.
Picture at right taken on March 6, 2011 on Barracks Row - Spring bulbs planted by our volunteers bloom in late winter 2012.