District bridges main streets

Unlike other Main Street organizations, District Bridges is one entity that manages multiple programs accredited through the National Main Street Center.

What is a main street?

DC Main Streets is a comprehensive program funded by the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) that promotes the revitalization of commercial districts in the District of Columbia. Created in 2002 through the National Trust for Historic Preservation, DC Main Streets serve as the citywide coordinating program that provides services and funding for the designated Main Streets programs in the District of Columbia.

District Bridges is unique among the organizations that operate DC Main Street programs. Typically, when a new Main Street program is designated, a new nonprofit organization is born. This new nonprofit then, in under a year must set up all the systems necessary to effectively function, hire an executive director, develop programming and community support, participate in a variety of trainings, and of course, fundraise.

As the first multi-Main Street organization, District Bridges has developed a model that makes launching new Main Street programs a turnkey operation streamlining the operational setup of a new program, creating economies of scale to achieve greater impact, increasing staff capacity, and most importantly developing a strategic approach to community development that looks at the holistic needs of a city to create collaborative solutions that leverage each communities unique assets to address the most pressing and critical needs they face.

The Main Street approach

Every community and commercial district is different, with its own distinctive assets and sense of place. The Main Street Approach™ offers community-based revitalization initiatives with a practical, adaptable framework for downtown transformation that is easily tailored to local conditions. The Main Street Approach helps communities get started with revitalization and grows with them over time.

Economic Vitality

Strengthening business operations to capitalize on market opportunities and improve competitive advantage through strategies with technical assistance and training in areas such as product diversification and inventory control. Recruiting businesses for vacant and underutilized commercial properties.

Promotion

Developing retail sales events and targeted marketing to increase the purchase of goods and services from neighborhood businesses, as well as special events and activities that increase foot traffic to the commercial corridor, as a whole, and create a positive image that attracts new businesses, investors, and visitors.

Organization

Creating public and private partnerships to build the resources (e.g. volunteers and funding) needed for sustainable Main Streets program, as well as public relations efforts that emphasize communication with stakeholders about the value of neighborhood commercial revitalization initiatives using tools such as website, newsletters, and annual reports.

Design

Supporting a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual elements of downtown while capitalizing on the unique assets that set the commercial district apart.

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Knights of Columbus

Nonprofit Friendship Heights

Keep Company

Professional services Spring Valley

Katherine Braun PT, ATC

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Karen Garman LICSW

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

K. Maloney Consulting

Professional services Friendship Heights

Jônt

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Julie Lewis, phd, pllc

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Juggernaut Management, LLC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Josephine A. Bulkley, MSW, JD

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Joseph Gawler’s Sons

Professional services Friendship Heights

Joe Waoquier Home

Retail Friendship Heights

Jodi Macklin Interior Design

Professional services Friendship Heights

Joanne Zucchetto, MSW

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Jeff Rosenberg, PhD

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

JDC Construction Co, LLC

Professional services Spring Valley

Jackie Hill Therapy

Professional services Foxhall Square

Jack Realty Group

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

J & C Barbershop

Park View

InfoStrat Information Strategies

Professional services Friendship Heights

Industrial Bank

Professional services U Street

Indique

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Illuminate Consulting LLC

Professional services Spring Valley

HR Allies

Professional services Friendship Heights

Howard & Hoffman Inc

Professional services Foxhall Square

Holly O’Brian Interior Design

Professional services Friendship Heights

Heyday 14th Street

Health and Wellness Logan Circle

Heritage India

Restaurant and Bar Mclean Gardens

Hera Hub DC

Retail Friendship Heights

Helen C. Freeman, M.D., P.C. Internal Medicine

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Harvey’s Custom Cleaners

Professional services Mclean Gardens

Grossmuellers Design Consultants

Professional services Friendship Heights

Glazer Honigman Ellick PLLC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Glassman Psychological Services

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Gerson Zatezalo Skin + Face

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Georgetown Home Care

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Georgetown Dermpath

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Georgetown Dermatology

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Friendship Smiles

Professional services None

Friendship Jewelers **CLOSED**

Retail Mclean Gardens

Friendship Heights Convenience Store

Restaurant and Bar Friendship Heights

Friendship Endodontics

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Foxhall Urology

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Foxhall Square Cleaners

Professional services Foxhall Square

Foxhall Smiles

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Foxhall Podiatry Associates, P.C.

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Foxhall Pediatrics

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Foxhall Medicine P.L.L.C.

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Foxhall Internists

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Foxhall Dermatology

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Foxhall Dental Center

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Founders Bank

Professional services None

Forest Planet

Nonprofits Friendship Heights

Flair Restaurant & Lounge

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Flagship Car Wash

Professional services Friendship Heights

Fishman Allergy Asthma ENT

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Fisch Sigler LLP

Professional services Friendship Heights

First Form Companies

Professional services Spring Valley

Fight Pass

Retail U Street

Fido Group

Professional services Spring Valley

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Retail Friendship Heights

FedEx Friendship Heights

Professional services Friendship Heights

FEC Enterprises

Professional services Friendship Heights

Feast in a Basket

Professional services Friendship Heights

Farvue Foundation

Nonprofits Spring Valley

Fairmont Builders

Professional services None

Fabiola Martens Interior Design LLC

Professional services Spring Valley

Eye associates of Washington DC

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Expecting Health

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Everett Hall Boutique

Retail None

Essential Elements, LLC

Retail Ward 3

Erica Burns Interiors

Professional services Friendship Heights

Eric Aaserud

Professional services Spring Valley

EOS Capital Advisors

Professional services Spring Valley

Enigma DC

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Engel & Völkers

Real Estate U Street

Emanate Communications

Professional services Friendship Heights

Elle Design & Communications

Professional services Friendship Heights

Eisen Blakstone Group LLC

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Dupont Threading (on 14th)

Professional services U Street

Duncaster Investments

Professional services Friendship Heights

Dreamland Smoke Boutique

Retail U Street

Doozydog Club

Professional services U Street

Doobie District

Retail U Street

Diversity Masterminds

Professional services Friendship Heights

District Writers’ Academy

Professional services Friendship Heights

District Tobacco

Retail Logan Circle

Dietrich & Pulse

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Dianne Carlson, APRN

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Diamond-Raab & Associates

Professional services Spring Valley

Denise Harris

Professional services Friendship Heights

Denis R. Harris, M.D.

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Defense Trading Corporation

Professional services Spring Valley

Deepest Light Reiki

Professional services Friendship Heights

DeCarlo’s Restaurant

Restaurant and Bar None

DC Smile Studio: Viviana Avila-Gnau, D.D.S.

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

DC Art Glass

Retail None

Dandelion Counseling & Care

Professional services Friendship Heights

Dalton Brody

Retail Mclean Gardens

Dakshin

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

brooklinen

Retail Logan Circle

Box Convenience

Retail U Street

Adose Wellness

Retail Logan Circle

Daisy Pascualvaca, Ph.D. and Associates

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Da Vinci Plastic Surgery

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

CVS Spring Valley

Grocery Spring Valley

CVS P Street

Retail Logan Circle

CVS Cathedral Commons

Grocery Mclean Gardens

Cultura Dermatology & Plastic Surgery

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Crunch Fitness

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Crate & Barrel

Retail Ward 3

Cornelia Tietke, LICSW

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Cork Spring Valley

Restaurant and Bar Spring Valley

Core Strength LLC

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Core Engineers Consulting Group Inc

Professional services Spring Valley

Corby II

Retail Foxhall Square

Conte’s Bike Shop

Retail Mclean Gardens

Constellation Theatre Company

Entertainment Logan Circle

Comunikids Preschool and Language Immersion School

Professional services Mclean Gardens

Complete Building Services

Professional services None

Compass Coffee

Restaurant and Bar Spring Valley

Cliff Elmore Architects PLLC

Professional services Spring Valley

City Dance

Dance None

Christian Science Reading Room

Nonprofits Mclean Gardens

Christ Child Society

Nonprofits Friendship Heights

Children’s Chorus of Washington

Nonprofits Spring Valley

Chef Trini’s

Restaurant and Bar Spring Valley

Chef Geoff’s

Restaurant and Bar Ward 3

Charles L. Broring, Jr., D.D.S. Family Dentistry

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Center for Maternal Wellness, LLC

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Catherine Onnen (C.C. Onnen, LLC)

Unknown Spring Valley

Carroll, Andrew C. Psy D

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Carderock, LLC

Professional services Spring Valley

Capitol Ketamine and Wellness

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Capital Workspaces

Real Estate Spring Valley

Capital Wine School

School Friendship Heights

Capital Pilates Studio

Fitness Spring Valley

Capital Insurance Partners

Professional services Friendship Heights

Capital Exotic Fish

Retail Mclean Gardens

Capital Cryo + Tan

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Capital City Nurses

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Cane and Coconut

Health and Wellness Park View

Cameron Ruppert Interiors

Professional services Friendship Heights

California Closets

Retail Friendship Heights

Cactus Cantina

Restaurant and Bar Ward 3

Business Promotion Consultants, Inc

Professional services Friendship Heights

Burka’s Wine & Spirits

Grocery Mclean Gardens

Bumblebee Pediatric Therapy

Professional services Spring Valley

Budz and Roses

Retail U Street

Buddy’s DC

Restaurant and Bar Columbia Heights

Bryan Lennon

Unknown Spring Valley

BrodyCo Renewing Potential

Professional services Spring Valley

Brew on U

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Brennan Title Company

Professional services Spring Valley

Braun Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Brandes & Cassagnol

Professional services Chevy Chase

Booeymonger

Restaurant and Bar Friendship Heights

Bluebay Office Inc

Professional services Spring Valley

Blue Skye Construction

Professional services Spring Valley

Beth Griffith, LICSW Psychotherapy LLC

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Best Way Liquors

Retail U Street

Bernstein Management Company

Real Estate Friendship Heights

Barnard Medical Center

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Bariatric Center for Success

Professional services Friendship Heights

Barcelona Wine Bar Cathedral Heights

Restaurant and Bar None

Banks Development LLC

Professional services Spring Valley

Backcountry

Retail U Street

Aveon Services, LLC

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Audiology Associates

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

AT&T Store

Retail Friendship Heights

ARTriculate

Professional services Friendship Heights

ArcPoint Labs

Professional services Spring Valley

Aquila Recovery Clinic

Health Friendship Heights

AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School

Professional services Spring Valley

AnthroDocs

Professional services Friendship Heights

Anna Laurenzo

Professional services Friendship Heights

Angel’s Brows Shaping

Professional services U Street

Ana’s Salvadoran Restaurant

Restaurant and Bar Park View

AMS Strategic Marketing Consulting

Professional services Friendship Heights

Amore Learning

Professional services Spring Valley

Amalthea Coaching

Professional services Friendship Heights

Allure Spa Nails & Hair Salon

Professional services Ward 3

Alliance Residential Holdings, LLC

Professional services Spring Valley

Alley Cat Restaurant

Restaurant and Bar Friendship Heights

Allen Custom Frame

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

All Care Family Medicine & Primary Care

Health and Wellness None

Alison Fellowes Comly Psychotherapy

Professional services Friendship Heights

Alison Ehrlich, M.D., M.H.S.

Professional services Spring Valley

Alice Bar & Lounge

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Al Dente

Restaurant and Bar None

Aetherium Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

Professional Service Ward 3

Aesthetic & Family Dentistry

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

AdvantEdge Workspaces

Retail None

Adrienne Hand Editing

Professional services Friendship Heights

Ace Beverage

Retail Ward 3

Accelerant Law

Professional services Spring Valley

Abuare Bar & Restaurant

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Abrielle Fine Linens and Lingerie

Retail Foxhall Square

2 Amys

Restaurant and Bar Ward 3

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Fitness None

Gas on U

Retail U Street

Parkland Eco Cleaner

Professional services Chevy Chase

Oohhs and Aahhs

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Madewell Men’s

Logan Circle

MADabolic

Health and Wellness U Street

Licht Cafe

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Lee’s Custom Tailoring and Cleaners

Professional services None

La Bodega

Retail Logan Circle

Infinity Martial Arts

Health and Wellness Chevy Chase

Full Bodi Imbrace

Health and Wellness U Street

Elevated Lounge

Retail U Street

Elements DC

Entertainment U Street

El Secreto De Rosita

Restaurant and Bar U Street

art sound language

Retail Chevy Chase

Alice on U

Restaurant and Bar U Street

&pizza | Columbia Heights

Restaurant and Bar Columbia Heights

Zion Hill Baptist Church

Religious Institution Petworth

Yes Organic Market

Grocery Petworth

Xfinity

Professional services Cleveland Park

William R. Hyde, Jr. Law Office

Professional services None

White Cloud Gallery CLOSED

Entertainment Logan Circle

Ward 2 City Councilmember Brooke Pinto

Government agency Logan Circle

Vivid Lounge

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Vacant – 1436 U Street Northwest

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Uptown Vision

Health and Wellness Cleveland Park

United ProTax

Professional services None

Tropicalia

Restaurant and Bar U Street

TRC The Red Chair- Bespoke Hair Studio

Health and Wellness U Street

The Wyeth

Residential Petworth

The Smith

Restaurant and Bar U Street

The Residences at Georgia Avenue

Residential Petworth

The Pig

Restaurant and Bar Logan Circle

The Lamont (Sonder)

Residential None

The House

Entertainment None

The Gibson

Residential None

The Den / UPT Sound

Entertainment Petworth

The Avenuenue

Residential None

Taylor Towers

Residential Petworth

Taqueria del Barrio

Restaurant and Bar Petworth

Sydney on the Avenue

Residential None

Sweet Sosumba Jamaican Vegan Café

Restaurant and Bar None

Stella Popcorn

Restaurant and Bar None

St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar

Restaurant and Bar Cleveland Park

Spring Laundromat

Personal Services None

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C.

Health and Wellness Cleveland Park

Sense Shop

Personal Services Park View

Semeli Taverna CLOSED?

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Selam Restaurant CLOSED

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Sakerum CLOSED

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Saigon Nails CLOSED

Personal Services U Street

Safari DC

Restaurant and Bar Petworth

Room 11

Restaurant and Bar Columbia Heights

Reynolds Company Inc.

Real Estate None

Renee Beauty by Boddies

Personal Services None

Pupuseria Miraflores

Restaurant and Bar Petworth

Progressive Insurance

Professional services None

Powell Elementary School

School Petworth

Pom Pom

Restaurant and Bar Petworth

Pho Viet USA

Restaurant and Bar Petworth

Petworth Recreation Center

Government agency Petworth

Petworth Neighborhood Library

Government agency Petworth

Petworth Dental

Health and Wellness Petworth

Petworth Cigars

Retail Petworth

Petworth Animal Hospital

Health and Wellness None

Performance Care

Health and Wellness None

Pendergrast Alston Consulting Services (PACS)

Professional services Petworth

Patrick’s Pet Care Headquarters

Professional services Columbia Heights

Past Tense Yoga

Health and Wellness Mount Pleasant

Park Placeace at Petworth Metro

Residential Petworth

Park Market

Grocery None

Paraguayan Cultural Center

Nonprofit Mount Pleasant

Ouley Hair Gallery

Personal Services None

Orquidea Eats

Restaurant and Bar None

No Kisses

Restaurant and Bar None

Net10 Wireless (CLOSED)

Retail U Street

National Organization of Blacks in Government

Professional services Pleasant Plains

Nana-GSM Wireless

Retail None

Mr. Rotisserie

Restaurant and Bar Park View

Monarch Massage Therapy

Health and Wellness None

Mint Studio (CLOSED)

Health and Wellness U Street

Mid City Artists

Retail Logan Circle

Matchbox CLOSED

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Marvin CLOSED

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Marshall March Funeral Homes

Professional services Petworth