DowntownDC Economy Tracking


The DowntownDC BID has been tracking the partially open sectors on an approximately bi-weekly basis, and information as of December 10, 2020 is provided below. Our next data collection date will be January 15, 2021.

The DowntownDC economy’s progressive reopening was slowed in November by the closure of three museums (which had just reopened in September and October) – Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Planet Word.  The percentage of restaurants and stores open increased slightly.  The following three information graphics as of December 10, 2020 show that while certain sectors of the DowntownDC economy are open partially, it is performing at 18.1% of last year’s performance level due to concerns about the health risks of COVID-19 – the same level as in October 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 September 30, 2020, DowntownDC has seen several re-openings, a new opening and one temporary closure and a few permanent closures:

New Opening (retail): Breitling pop-up shop (CityCenterDC – not included in counts)

Reopenings (restaurant): &Pizza (1404 H Street NW), &Pizza (705 H Street NW), Au Bon Pain (1100 13th Street NW), Au Bon Pain (700 13th Street NW), Boqueria, Momoyama, Opaline, Rare Steaks and Seafood, Tony Cheng’s, White House Deli

Reopenings (retail): Geoffrey Lewis Tailors, National Building Museum Gift Shop, Trump International Hotel Spa

Reopenings (hotel): Hotel Zena, Yotel

Closure (hotel, temporary): Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Closures (restaurant, temporary): Brasserie Beck, City Tap House, Cosi (1001 Pennsylvania Avenue), District Chophouse, Starbucks (12th Street NW)

Closures (retail, temporary): Big Bus Tours, Dry Bar

Closures (restaurant, permanent): Modern Market, Olivia

Closures (retail, permanent): Alexis Bittar, Hustle, Mynd Spa & Salon (at the Willard)

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

Under Construction (restaurants):  Cheesecake Factory at 733 15th Street NW, Farmbird at 401 9th 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 and Shoto Zuma at 1100 15th Street NW

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