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June 16 ~ Shaw Open House Returns with Fun, Freebies and a Scavenger Hunt

Sat., Jun. 16 (1-5pm) Shaw Open House is a celebration of the neighborhood and invites the entire city to visit Shaw and learn about the unique bars, restaurants and places to live, work, shop, pray and play.

As part of Shaw Main Streets’ ongoing #LoveShaw campaign, Shaw Open House gives visitors every reason to #ShopinShaw and #DineInShaw through sampling, promotional activities and free gifts.

A digital ‘passport’ ushers visitors from merchant to merchant for a #Shawesome afternoon of exploration and entertainment, culminating with a prize-filled close out party. At every business visited, attendees will have their digital passport validated, allowing the bearer to enter the prize drawings.

This installment of Shaw Open House will focus on the southern half of the Shaw Main Streets service area, south of Rhode Island Ave and between 6th and 10th Streets, NW. Here you will find some of DC’s most beloved eateries, watering holes and retail locations:

1230 Restaurant & Lounge, 1230 9th Street;

Capital Burger, 1005 7th Street;

City Market at O, 880 P Street;

Dacha Beer Garden, 1602 7th Street;

District Cryo, 1300 9th Street;

Grand Cata, 1550 7th Street;

Dolci Gelati, 1420 8th Street;

Pekoe Acupuncture, 1410 9th Street;

Fuel Pilates, 1228 Blagden Alley;

La Colombe, 924 N Street, rear (Blagden Alley);

Modern Liquors, 1200 9th Street;

Olde City Farm & Garden, 925 Rhode Island Avenue;

Queens Restaurant & Lounge, 1503 9th Street;

Red Toque Kabob Cafe, 1701 6th Street;

Seylou Bakery, 926 N Street;

Shaw Yoga, 1311 Naylor Court;

Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Avenue;

Union Kitchen Grocery, 1251 9th Street;

Urban Athletic Club, 804 N Street;

Wagtime, 1232 9th Street.

A new addition to this spring’s event will be a Shaw DC Scavenger Hunt highlighting public art, which when completed, offers prizes in addition to the array gift certificates, gift baskets and more that will be given to lucky winners at the Shaw Open House Close Out Party taking place on the rooftop at 880 P Street, NW, which boasts breathtaking views of the city. Refreshments, bites and cocktails sponsored by Beam Global will be at the ready for Open House Passport Holders and Scavenger Hunt victors at the party, which begins at 5 pm.

Attendees can participate in the Open House and the Scavenger Hunt by downloading the TRAIPSE app to their smartphones and be prompted with further instructions. The app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store and from www.traipse.co/shaw.

This is a FREE event for all, and no tickets or reservations are required. Free Shaw swag (and printed passports for non-smart phone users) can be picked up at the following locations:

Grand Cata, 1550 7th Street;

Urban Athletic Club, 804 N Street;

Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Avenue.

For the latest information on participating businesses and other details, visit www.shawmainstreets.org on the day of the event or follow @ShawMainStreets on Instagram and Twitter.