Cleveland Park Main Street

Come explore historic Cleveland Park

The District Bridges Cleveland Park Main Street program serves the businesses, organizations, and individuals who live, work and play in this unique community. Our Main Street programs provide direct technical assistance to local businesses to help them thrive. We also plan local events and promotions that draw people to the neighborhoods, create volunteer opportunities, and connect stakeholders.

Our team

Our Main Street team is dedicated to building relationships with the businesses, organizations, and community. Get to know our team and reach out if you want to setup a meeting.

Main Street Director, Cleveland Park

Cassandra Hetherington

Events and Engagement Manager, Wards 2 and 3

Olivia Osborne

Small Business Technical Assistance

We’re passionate about helping small local businesses succeed. Each business is unique and needs a unique solution. We take a holistic approach to help you achieve your dreams. Check out some of the ways our Main Street programs can help your business.

We annually conduct small business grant competitions for grants up to $4,000 for businesses located within our Main Street program boundaries. These grants are made possible by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

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Whether you have been in business for decades or are just getting started you need to have a plan to achieve your business goals. The District Bridges approach to business technical assistance focuses on helping you map out your pathway to success. Our Business Health Check helps us identify your business’s most critical needs. After you have completed your Business Health Check, we work with you directly to develop a Business Development Plan that aligns your business needs with the resources and assistance that will enable you to accomplish your goals.

There are a lot of resources and opportunities out there to help you grow your business, but it can be a lot to keep up with. Our business newsletter curates the most relevant opportunities and business news and puts it straight into your inbox. Stay in the know and sign up today!

We offer free or low-cost training and workshops on a variety of subjects where business owners get direct access to subject matter experts to them gain new skills to build a thriving business.

Need support but you’re not exactly sure what kind? Just need to bounce some ideas off of a trusted person? Our Main Street program staff are here for you. You can set up an in-person or online consultation with one of our professionals. We may not have all the answers, but we’ll work with you to help you navigate your questions and find the answer with you!

Whether you’re looking to get your business in front of a new audience or you want to connect with other businesses and people in your community, we host annual events and use social media and newsletters to help give your business the exposure you need to grow and help build long term connections in your community. Use the link below to submit holidays/observances promotions.

Join our Business Newsletter!

Economic Development

Our holistic approach to community-based economic development utilizes strategic partnerships, small business technical assistance, volunteer opportunities, place management, events, resident outreach, and connective services. Our approach is different in that we start from a place of collaboration and capacity-building, looking to strengthen the whole ecosystem in which we work.

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2024 Valentine’s Day Window & Storefront Design Contest

For the first time, Cleveland Park Main Street is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day retail window/storefront decorating contest. All businesses on Connecticut Avenue NW between Macomb and Porter Streets NW with sidewalk-facing windows were eligible to enter. Deadline to sign up is February 5th. See below to sign up.


Judging will take place on Tuesday, February 13. Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day (February 14). Businesses are encouraged to begin decorating their windows as soon as possible. Judging will be based on originality, use of space, overall creativity, and other factors as determined by the judges.


Judging will be conducted by a panel consisting of residents and elected officials. None of the judges will have any direct affiliation with participating businesses or be members of  CPMS staff. The community will also be able to vote on their favorites through an online poll.


Prizes: *1st Place $500  * 2nd Place $300   * 3rd Place: $100


For more information, email Cassandra Hetherington


Upcoming Events

Want to get involved in the community? Check out our upcoming events below!

27 Feb 2024
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
05 Mar 2024
08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Get Involved / Volunteer

Volunteering with District Bridges is a great way to support our work to build stronger more connected communities and invest in local businesses. Are you looking to volunteer your time to support one of our upcoming events? Check out the ways you can get involved and let’s have some fun!

Volunteer Sign Up

Sign up for our volunteer corps to be informed of upcoming volunteer opportunities. You can specify specific neighborhoods you’d like to serve or find out about all our opportunities.

Become Neighborhood Strategy Council Member

Help us set programmatic priorities for each of our Main Street programs. Apply today you’re interested in serving!

CPMS NEIGHBORHOOD STRATEGY COUNCIL

Our Neighborhood Strategy Councils (NSCs) are community advisory boards that help us set programmatic priorities for each of our Main Street programs. If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to ccms@districtbridges.org. Our current NSC includes:

CAROL LYNN BAMFORD

Cleveland Park Citizens Association

CHRIS COOK

School of Rock

JAIME COOK

School of Rock

GLEN KELOGG

G. Kellogg & Co

ARIEL KENNEDY

Cleveland Park Smartgrowth

BEAU FINLEY

Resident

JB (BARR) WEINER

Cleveland Park Citizens Association

SHARI WILSON

Resident

LIZ WINCHELL

Business Owner, All Fired Up

The Neighborhood Strategy Council

To ensure each one of the District Bridges Main Street programs remains connected to the communities they serve, we developed advisor boards made up of key community stakeholders. We can these advisory board Neighborhood Strategy Councils.

The Neighborhood Strategy Councils provides leadership on neighborhood priorities for community-based economic development through District Bridges Main Street programs. Each Main Street program develops an NSC that works as a team to apply their experience and local understanding of community needs to support the designated Main Street neighborhoods. Specific activities of individual members may vary based on expertise, capacity, and availability.

The basic roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Prepare for and attend regular Neighborhood Strategy Council meetings.
  2. Represent community priorities and concerns.
  3. Disseminate information to the broader community.
  4. Identify and develop Neighborhood Transformation Strategies.
  5. Lead or support Committees/Action Teams for specific events, programs, and priorities.
  6. Set priorities for annual workplans.
  7. Approve annual budget workplan allocation.
  8. Recruit volunteers for Main Street activities.
  9. Support the identification and cultivation of financial and in-kind contributions for priority activities.
  10. Work with the Program Manager/Director to give or get $500/year towards the program’s fundraising goal.

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Explore the neighborhood

Indique

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Dakshin

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Xfinity

Professional services Cleveland Park

Uptown Vision

Health and Wellness Cleveland Park

St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C.

Health and Wellness Cleveland Park

Coppi’s Organic

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Capital One Bank

Financial Institution Cleveland Park

California Tortilla

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Al Volo Trattoria

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Yes! Organic Market

Grocery Cleveland Park

Weygandt Wines

Retail Cleveland Park

Vace Italian Delicatessen

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Uptown Cleaners

Professional services Cleveland Park

United States Post Office

Government agency Cleveland Park

Town Jewelers

Retail Cleveland Park

Toe Tally Nails

Professional services Cleveland Park

Tobacco Vape Palace

Retail Cleveland Park

Tigi Salon

Personal Services Cleveland Park

Target

Retail Cleveland Park

Suntrust Bank

Financial Institution Cleveland Park

Subway

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Streets Market

Grocery Cleveland Park

Spices Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Siam House

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

School of Rock

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Sababa

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Pivot Physical Therapy

Health and Wellness Cleveland Park

Paragon Thai

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Palm Beach Tan

Personal Services Cleveland Park

Orangetheory Fitness

Health and Wellness Cleveland Park

Nanny O’Briens

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Mr. Chen’s Organic Chinese Cuisine

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Medium Rare

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Lavish Nail Spa

Personal Services Cleveland Park

Laredo Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Imaj Hair Salon

Personal Services Cleveland Park

H&R Block

Financial Institution Cleveland Park

GW Immediate and Primary Care

Health and Wellness Cleveland Park

Fresh Med

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Frame Mart Gallery

Retail Cleveland Park

Foundation Fitness of Cleveland Park

Health and Wellness Cleveland Park

Femme Fatale DC

Retail Cleveland Park

Fat Pete’s BBQ

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Exxon

Retail Cleveland Park

European Wax Center

Personal Services Cleveland Park

Dolan Uyghur

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

CVS

Retail Cleveland Park

Cold Stone Creamery

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park Valet

Professional services Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park Library (DCPL)

Government agency Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park Fine Wine & Spirits

Retail Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park Bar & Grill

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

CityPaws Animal Hospital

Health and Wellness Cleveland Park

Byblos Deli

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Brothers Sew & Vac

Retail Cleveland Park

Bank of America

Financial Institution Cleveland Park

Atomic Billiards

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions

Retail Cleveland Park

All Fired Up

Retail Cleveland Park

7-Eleven

Grocery Cleveland Park

3321 Bistro

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park