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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Vote for the Best New Shaw Business of the Year

It's time to cast your vote for the best new Shaw business of 2008. The following is from the press release of Shaw Main Streets regarding the same:

Vote in Shaw Main Streets’ fourth annual Best New Shaw Business of the Year contest! New businesses that opened in 2008 are eligible. Businesses that relocated within the Shaw Main Streets service area and service businesses not located in retail locations are not eligible. The business that receives the most votes will be recognized as the Best New Shaw Business of 2008 at the Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting on March 25, 2009, at 7:00 PM at Center City Public Charter School’s Shaw Campus, 711 N Street, NW.

Here is the list of candidates:

A1 Promotions, 900 M Street, NW

Ambassador Restaurant, 1907 9th Street, NW

Bell Architects, 1228 9th Street, NW

Chatman’s D’vine Bakery & Cafe, 1239 9th Street, NW

Corduroy Restaurant, 1122 9th Street, NW

Euphoria Bar/Lounge, 1914 9th Street, NW

High Lights Salon, 1907 9th Street, NW

Italy Pizza, 634 Florida Avenue, NW

Max James State Farm Insurance Agency, 1713 7th Street, NW

1905 Restaurant, 1905 9th Street, NW

To cast your vote, send an email to with the name of your favorite new retail business of 2008 in the subject line and your name in the message no later than 12:00 PM on Monday, March 23, 2009, in order for your vote to be counted. Only one entry per email address will be accepted.
Wow -- what an impressive list of new businesses in our neighborhood! Several, of course, have been featured on this blog, including Bell Architects, Chatman's D'vine Bakery and Cafe, Corduroy Restaurant, and 1905 Restaurant. Several were unknown to me prior to receiving the press release, including Italy Pizza, A-1 Promotions, and High Lights Salon.

Good luck to all! I can't wait to find out the winner at the upcoming Shaw Main Streets Annual Meeting (details forthcoming)!


Caro said...

Italy Pizza, yum yum yum... I'm trying to decide between voting for them or Chatman's D'vine Bakery & Cafe -- Ms. Chatman is the sweetest.

Shaw Rez said...

Caro - I am a pizza fanatic! As mentioned in the post, I was unaware of Italy Pizza until receiving the email from Shaw Main Streets -- I take it you give it good reviews?! Can you provide any info on the place for us?

Caro said...

Italy Pizza is on Florida Ave just east of 7th Street/Georgia Avenue. Here's the website:
The 10" regular for $6.95 (with $1 per extra topping) is yummy and a pretty good deal. Haven't tried any of their non-pizza options, like calzones or pastas or anything, but I've been meaning to.