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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

From SMS: Little Ethiopia Open House Tomorrow Night

From Shaw Main Streets comes a reminder of tomorrow night's (Thursday, October 29) open house on upper Ninth Street. Here are the details:
The annual Shaw Main Streets Open House on Upper Ninth Street will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2009, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. There is no cost to participate, and no reservations are necessary.

Stroll the 1900 block of 9th Street, NW, commonly known as Little Ethiopia, and enjoy samples of the food and beverages offered by the businesses there.

Get your passport stamped by at least four of the participating businesses in order to be eligible for a drawing for a prize from each business.

Participating businesses are:

Ambassador Restaurant, 1907 9th Street, NW
Asefu's Yegna Restaurant, 1920 9th Street, NW
Boston Wine & Sprits, 1905 9th Street, NW
Convention Floral, 1920 9th Street, NW
Etete Ethiopian Cuisine, 1942 9th Street, NW
La Carbonara Italian Restaurant, 1926 9th Street, NW
Little Ethiopia Restaurant, 1924 9th Street, NW
Nellie's Sports Bar, 900 U Street, NW
Salina Ethiopian Restaurant, 1936 9th Street, NW
Serv-U Liquors, 1935 9th Street, NW
Yetenbi Restaurant (formerly Chez Hareg), 1915 9th Street, NW

The drawing will be held at Little Ethiopia Restaurant, 1924 9th Street, NW, at 8:30 PM. Winners must be present. Contest rules can be found on the back of the Shaw Main Streets Open House Passport, available free of charge at all participating businesses on the day of the event.

For more information, call Shaw Main Streets at 202-265-SHAW or email


Anonymous said...

"reminder" suggests that it was announced before, but many local residents and business owners on 9th St itself only heard about the event 24 hrs in advance -- some only earlier that day -- for the first time. The SMS web site needs to be updated with it's own current events.

Is that the best way to genuinely maximize participation and benefit local business and the community?

What is the SMS budget for the year?

-- Mediocrity

Shaw Rez said...

Mediocrity - I've heard similar critiques when I've posted email reminders from SMS here before. I'll pass this along to Alex to discuss how the calendar can be better publicized.

I'm sure Alex would be happy to provide you with the SMS budget.