DowntownDC Economy Tracking


The DowntownDC BID has been tracking the partially open sectors of the DowntownDC economy since April 2020 , and information as of February 26, 2021 is provided below.

Since our last update on December 10, 2020, all museum, culture and entertainment venues and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center remained closed due to COVID-19-related restrictions (the National Museum of Women in the Arts reclosed at the end of December and reopened on March 3, 2021). The percentage of restaurants and stores open increased only slightly, while downtown hotels saw a 7% increase in open rooms as the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill reopened.

The following three information graphics as of February 26, 2021 show that while certain sectors of the DowntownDC economy are open partially, it is performing at 15.8% of last year’s performance level due to concerns about the health risks of COVID-19 – down from 18.1% in December 2020.

Please scroll down past the following graphics to find a complete list of closings (temporary and permanent) and re-openings and restaurants and stores under construction in DowntownDC.

Since our last update on December 10, 2020, DowntownDC has seen several re-openings, a new opening and one temporary closure and a few permanent closures:

New Opening (restaurant): Farmbird and Kura Revolving Sushi Bar

Reopenings (restaurant): Dirty Habit, District Chophouse, Siroc Restaurant, Swings Coffee (640 14th Street NW) and Via Sophia

Reopenings (retail): Da HSin Trading Co, Gaoya Salon and Presidential Gallery

Reopening (hotel): Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue NW)

Closures (restaurant, temporary): &Pizza (555 11th Street NW), &Pizza (705 H Street NW), Article One American Grill (Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill), Boqueria, Café Chocolat, Compass Coffee (1401 Eye Street NW), Georgia Brown’s, Hershey’s Ice Cream, Pitango Gelato, Potbelly (555 12th Street NW), Starbucks (901 15th Street NW), The Block Food Hall, Toro Toro and Tosca

Closures (retail, temporary): Bank of America (700 13th Street NW), Corepower Yoga and HSBC Bank (7th and H Streets NW)

Closures (restaurant, permanent): Cedar, Circa, Compass Coffee (650 F Street NW), Crepes on the Walk, Killer ESP, Le Pain Quotidien (1401 K Street NW), Legal Seafood, LEON, Milkbar, PAUL French Bakery and Café (801 Pennsylvania Ave), Peet’s Coffee and Tea (1001 Penn Ave) and Vapiano.

Closures (retail, permanent): Caudalie, Flywheel, Industrial Bank (1317 F Street NW), Mixer Coworking Events, Segs in the City and Urban Outfitters.

Under Construction (retail): Chanel, Akris and Giorgio Armani at CityCenterDC

Under Construction (restaurants): Cheesecake Factory at 733 15th Street NW, Truluck’s at 700 K Street NW, Wawa at 1250 H Street NW, Yardbird at 901 New York Avenue NW and Philotimo, Dauphine’s, Akedo and Shoto Zuma at 1100 15th Street NW and the Franklin Park Restaurant.

Announcements (restaurants):  Immigrant Food at Planet Word, The Ardent and Love, Maketo at 200 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Bar Spero and Chef Tvurit Or’s Tatte Bakery and Café at 250 Massachusetts Avenue and Five Iron Golf at 575 Seventh Street NW.

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