On Friday, July 27th, Adams Morgan will celebrate the completion of the 18th Street Streetscape project that remade the 18th Street NW commercial corridor between Columbia Road and Florida Avenue.
DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray along with Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham will join business owners and residents to commemorate the largest public investment ever made in Adams Morgan. This ambitious project is one of the most complex and all-inclusive streetscapes accomplished in a dense commercial area.
The visible improvements are wider aggregate sidewalks, safer crosswalks with bulb-outs, new granite curbs and trees, bike racks, and brighter streetlights. Less visible but important upgrades are all new electrical conduits, high pressure gas and water services, and storm sewers.
The end result is a commercial area integrated with the residential area that is safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Overall, Adams Morgan is now a better place to live, visit, eat, shop, play and do business.
WHAT: Adams Morgan Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
WHERE: SunTrust Plaza (corner of 18th St and Columbia Rd NW)
WHEN: Friday, July 27 at 10:00 am
Join us later that evening for a community celebration of Adams Morgan!
Ribbon Cutting Event Program - Friday July 27th
- Starting at 10:00am Tryst will be providing coffee and pastries in the Suntrust Plaza.
- 10:15am - 11:00am Program:
Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham
Mayor Vincent Gray
Terry Bellamy, Director of DDOT
Contantine Stavropoulos, Owner - Tryst and The Diner, Co-President of Adams Morgan Partnership BID
Lisa Duperier, President of Adams Morgan Main Street Group
Wilson Reynolds, Chair of ANC1C
- 11:00 - 11:15 - Mayor visits local businesses including:
Idle Time Books
Bardia's New Orleans Cafe
Angie's Beauty Tu You
- 11:15 - 12:00pm - Reception at Grand Central:
Grand Central will provide cheese/crackers, veggies and dip, and chicken fingers
Amsterdam Falafel Shop will provide a platter of hummus and other salads, pita bread, and small falafel balls with tooth picks.
Kogibow Bakery will make a cake with photos of 18th Street before and after.
Sweet Themez will provide cake pops.
Business activities during the day:
Annual Summer Sale continues through August 4th at Toro Mata.
Save 10-40% storewide.
TORO MATA - The Art of Peru
2410 18th Street, NW
(202) 232-3890 Bus
(703) 851-6788 Cell
Sakuramen Ramen Noodles – 2441 18th Street, NW
Tue-Thu (5pm-10:30pm) | Fri-Sun (11:30am-10:30pm) | www.sakuramen.net
They will be open for lunch to satisfy any post-ribbon cutting ramen noodle urges!
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
2436 18th Street, NW
Specials all day long:
$5 small cheese pizza
$10 large 1 topping pizza
Free Soda with purchase
2408 18th Street, NW
(202) 299-1114 business
Opening at 11 AM on Friday July 27th.
Ribbon Cutting specials are:
Pad Thai Chicken $7
Drunken Noodles Chicken $9
All appetizers are $5.
Noodle Soup Bowls (Pho) $7
Singha Beer (Thai Beer) $3
Casa Oaxaca Restaurant
2106 18th Street, NW
Open only for dinner.
Sunday - Thursday, from 5:00pm to 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday, from 5:00pm to 11:30pm
Will offer 25% any of any of their specialty cocktails ONLY on Friday - all night.
Jon Combs – guitarist from Lush Life to serenade the crowds along 18th Street from 6:30 to 8:30 pm http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=21935467&ac=now
Juggler/stiltwalker through Rich Potter Entertainment – to mingle with the crowd from 6 to 9 pm www.richpotter.net
Izzy and the Catastrophics – performing on the SunTrust Plaza from 6 to 8 pm