Grow Golden

Golden Triangle Welcomes Retail & Restaurant Pop-Ups

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.


Grow Golden Businesses

Buy small and local at Grow Golden pop-ups in the Golden Triangle. The first Grow Golden businesses are now open.

HOMME

2000 L STREET NW

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
1250 CONNECTICUT AVENUE NW

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.


Spice Girlin
1025 CONNECTICUT AVENUE NW

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.

Join Grow Golden

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.

Available Spaces

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.

919 18th Street, NW

Size (SF): 3,079
Space Type: Restaurant
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: 18th/Eye
Nearest Metro: Farragut West; Across from 18th St. Entrance
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent, then 12 months with percentage rent terms (15% of gross revenue)

900 19th Street, NW, Option #1

Size (SF): 2,500
Space Type: Restaurant
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: 19th/Eye
Nearest Metro: Farragut West, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent AND up to 9 months with percentage rent terms (10% of gross revenue)

900 19th Street, NW, Option #2

Size (SF): 5,604
Space Type: Restaurant
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: 19th/Eye
Nearest Metro: Farragut West, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent AND up to 9 months with percentage rent terms (10% of gross revenue)

1140 19th Street, NW

Size (SF): 2,803
Space Type: Restaurant
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: 19th/M
Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle South, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent, with possibility for extension

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Size (SF): 1,438
Space Type: Restaurant
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: 17th/Pennsylvania
Nearest Metro: Farragut West, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent AND up to 9 months with percentage rent terms (10% of gross revenue)

1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Size (SF): 2,008
Space Type: Restaurant
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Handicapped restroom only
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: 18th/Pennsylvania
Nearest Metro: Farragut West, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent AND up to 9 months with percentage rent terms (10% of gross revenue)

1899 L Street, NW

Size (SF): 1,330
Space Type: Restaurant
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: 19th/L
Nearest Metro: Farragut North, 2 blocks
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent AND up to 12 months with percentage rent terms (10% of gross revenue or less)

1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Option #2

Size (SF): 1,358
Space Type: Restaurant
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: 20th/Pennsylvania
Nearest Metro: Farragut West, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent AND up to 9 months with percentage rent terms (10% of gross revenue)

1122 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Size (SF): 6,692
Space Type: Retail
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Confirm with owner
Nearest Cross Streets: Connecticut/L
Nearest Metro: Farragut North, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent; After the 3 month period, businesses can pay percentage rent of 10% for the remainder of 2021 (subject to possible extension)

1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Size (SF): 7,847
Space Type: Retail
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: Connecticut/M
Nearest Metro: Farragut North, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent AND up to 9 months with percentage rent terms (10% of gross revenue)

1776 Eye Street, NW

Size (SF): 1,318
Space Type: Retail
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Confirm with owner
Nearest Cross Streets: 18th/Eye
Nearest Metro: Farragut West, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent, with possibility for extension

1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Option #1

Size (SF): 4,824
Space Type: Retail
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Plumbing/Utilities: Full hookup
Nearest Cross Streets: 19th/Eye
Nearest Metro: Farragut West, 1 block
Lease Terms: 3 months free rent AND up to 9 months with percentage rent terms (10% of gross revenue)

1742 L Street, NW

Size (SF): 1,418
Space Type: Retail
Condition: Fully built-out
Bathroom Access: Yes
Nearest Cross Streets: Connecticut Ave./L
Nearest Metro: Farragut North, on site
Lease Terms: 4 months rent abatement AND 10% of gross sales for 5-12 months. Tenant is responsible for the expense of a temporary sign for space (estimated cost for temporary sign $4k – $7K). If tenant becomes permanent, tenant is responsible for the expense of a permanent sign for the space.

Strategic Partners

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.

Business Resources

  • One-on-One Technical Assistance
    Schedule a 30-minute call with a DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) team member from the Innovation & Equitable Development Division for guidance related to capital, commercial space, regulatory, or general business questions.
  • DSLBD Business Development Resources
    Explore resources from the Business Development Division at DSLBD that help District-based businesses navigate entrepreneurship, build credit, access capital and manage business finances.
  • DSLBD District Capitalized
    District Capitalized is the DSLBD’s customer‐centric, inclusive coordinating program that supports financing the creation, operation and growth of District businesses, resident entrepreneurs, and their partners with products, guidance, and ecosystem support and coordination.
  • DSLBD Business Toolkit Sign-up
    This free, centralized DSLBD platform offers access to resources, events, agency and service provider points-of-contact, and business networking.

Grow Golden Technical Assistance Webinar

Accounting Strategies for Retail Businesses Owners

Presented by the Golden Triangle BID and M&T Bank

The November 10, 2021, interactive discussion on accounting strategies is now available on-demand. In this webinar, financial experts from M&T Bank and EFS Group PLLC share insights about the importance of bookkeeping, financial statements, the difference between inventory and cost of goods, and much more. Download a copy of the presentation slides.


Grow Golden Technical Assistance Webinar

Your Brand, Your Voice, Your Strategy: Digital Marketing for Small 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.