What Do Georgetowners Really Want?

“More cutting-edge new restaurants as well as better ‘neighborhood’ eateries” turned out to be the most requested “want” identified in the just completed survey of Georgetown residents by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

“We had a very robust response to the survey that was sent out last fall to Georgetown addresses,” Jamie Scott, the BID’s economic development manager told The Georgetowner. “It was larger than expected and included a good mix of residents by age, gender, length of time in Georgetown and household size.”

It seems Georgetowners like to go out to eat. “From the survey, it appeared that Georgetowners were looking at all the cutting-edge new concept restaurants opening in other areas of Washington, D.C., like Shaw, downtown and the Wharf and wishing there were more here,” Scott mused. But at the same time, many respondents expressed the wish for more and better “neighborhood” restaurants, places in the middle price-range where friends and family could dine out midweek.

They also want more neighborhood boutique hardware and kitchen stores. And they want more small quality grocery markets. “There were indications that Georgetowners really are missing the Whole Foods Market in Glover Park,” said Scott.

The BID will present the report at the next ANC meeting on Monday, Jan. 29. The full survey and analysis of responses will be posted on the BID website afterwards.


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