Last night's Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting, held at the impressive
Center City Public Charter School - Shaw Campus (formerly Immaculate Conception), was an informative gathering. In addition to celebrating past successes and discussing future challenges of our Main Streets program, the meeting revealed the results of the annual Best New Shaw Business of the Year contest.
Chatman's D'vine Bakery and Cafe received the most votes in this year's contest. If you've not experienced Chatman's amazing red velvet cupcakes or their beef brisket sandwich, you are missing out. Congrats, Chatman's, for being voted the best new Shaw business of 2008!!!!
First runner-up was 1905 Restaurant. I've spoken about their delicious Gouda burger before, and am eager to try their newly added Sunday brunch.
Second runner-up was Bell Architects. Their new historic home on 9th Street is easily recognized by its bright blue doors (which I love!). I learned last night that the meticulously renovated rowhouse is LEED Certified, an impressive feet for a historic renovation.
Congrats and welcome to all of new business owners in our neighborhood.