DowntownDC Economy Tracking


The DowntownDC BID has been tracking the partially open sectors on an approximately bi-weekly basis, and information as of September 30, 2020 is provided below. Our next data collection date will be October 31, 2020.

The DowntownDC economy continues to reopen slowly, and was aided in September by the reopenings of Smithsonian American Art Museum and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The following three information graphics as of September 30, 2020 show that while certain sectors of the DowntownDC economy are open partially, it is performing at 12.9% of last year’s performance level due to concerns about the health risks of COVID-19.

Following the graphics, you will find a complete list of closings, openings and under construction and announced projects in DowntownDC.

Since our last update on August 31, 2020, DowntownDC has seen several reopenings and a few permanent closures:

Reopenings (restaurant): Article One, Bistro 525, Brasserie Beck, Café Chocolat, Central Michel Richard, Chop’t, City Tap House, Compass Coffee (Eye Street), Corner Bakery Café, Dolcezza, Family Dinette, Fiola, Fire Hook Bakery, Jettie’s, Lincoln’s Waffle Shop, Little Sesame, Pitango Gelato, Sweetleaf, Teasim, Tosca, The Block Food Hall, The Corner Bakery, West Wing Cafe

Reopenings (retail): Bliss Spa, Bright Horizons Child Care (1111 Pennsylvania Avenue), Oriental Oasis Nail Salon, Teaism Shop, Sandy Spring Bank, UPS Store (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue)

Reopening (hotel): Hotel Zena (opened as of October 8), Washington Court Hotel

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

Under Construction (restaurants):  Wawa  (1250 H Street NW), Cheesecake Factory at 733 15th Street NW, Yardbird at 901 New York Avenue NW, Farmbird at 401 9th Street NW and Philotimo, Dauphine’s and Shoto Zuma at 1100 15th Street NW.

Closures (restaurant, permanent): Dolcezza, Merzi, New World Café, Olivia, Starbucks (443 7th Street NW), Starbucks (1110 Vermont Ave NW)

Closures (retail, permanent): CulinAerie Cooking Classes, It’Sugar

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