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Momentum is building for retail and restaurants in the Golden Triangle as DC reopens. Grow Golden pop-ups are joining the vibrant retail and restaurant scene that has long defined the Golden Triangle, with its central location frequented by many DC residents, professionals, and visitors.
Grow Golden connects selected entrepreneurs, including makers, restaurateurs, and creatives in the DC area with building owners filling high profile ground floor space in the Golden Triangle. Selected businesses receive multiple months of free rent and favorable terms for extending occupancy. The program also provides wrap-around technical assistance.
Established small businesses in the DC area are invited to view our webinar recording and learn more about applying to Grow Golden. Eligible businesses may apply to join Grow Golden and submissions are being reviewed on a rolling basis.
Buy small and local at Grow Golden pop-ups in the Golden Triangle. The first Grow Golden businesses are now open.
This HOMME pop-up showcases local, national, and international artists at various stages in their careers. In addition, HOMME hosts digital programming, pop-up exhibitions and events on a regular basis. Owner, Amir Browder founded HOMME in 2014 and includes many emerging artists in his galleries.
Hours: By appointment through September 26, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
DC Pop-Up powered by Shea Yeleen offers a one-stop shop for buying gifts. After working in the Peace Corps, owner Rahama Wright began her business to offer premium beauty products while equitably sourcing jobs for women in Ghana. Her new pop-up location features a variety of minority women-owned businesses selling goods that include jewelry, candles, accessories, home goods, bath salts, moisturizers, and more.
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Golden Triangle’s Spice Girlin at 1025 Connecticut Avenue NW is the latest pop-up from local entrepreneur Angel Gregorio, who is well known for opening the Spice Suite in Takoma Park. Her newest stylish and eclectic shop sells everything from spices to clothing and is a self-proclaimed “dream incubator” that features a variety of products from black women-owned businesses in the DC area.
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Grow Golden is a competitive program. Grow Golden applicants must be a registered business, located in the immediate DC area (DC, MD, VA), and in operation for at least three years to qualify for program consideration.
While the initial Grow Golden application period has closed, submissions are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Businesses should review the recorded Open House webinar to learn more about the submission process before applying. Email Jeff Jamawat if you have questions.
A sample of Grow Golden’s space inventory is below. Additional spaces may be available and not currently listed. Please check back regularly for updates. Floor plans may be available upon request.
The Golden Triangle BID assembled a group of community partners to make Grow Golden a success. The partners assist in the outreach and development of this program, in addition to the wrap-around technical assistance for Golden Triangle businesses.
Presented by the Golden Triangle BID and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The September 27, 2021, moderated panel discussion on digital marketing for small businesses is now available on-demand. This webinar discusses best practices for (re-)introducing a business, from storytelling and branding, to maintaining authenticity, and optimizing strategies for different channels/platforms.