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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Madison Reed

Professional services Logan Circle

Visual Comfort & Co

Retail Logan Circle

Opulent Society

Professional services U Street

P Street Hair and Massage

Professional services Logan Circle

St. James- Modern Caribbean

Restaurant and Bar U Street

YOLO Restaurant & Lounge

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Lavish Nail Spa

Professional services Cleveland Park

Lulu’s Winegarden

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Yerba Buena DC

Retail Logan Circle

Pizza Corner

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Sew in Style

Retail U Street

O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue LLP

Professional services Friendship Heights

Manning Psychotherapy

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Northfield Development

Spring Valley

Medstar Medical Group: Foxhall Square

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Mental Health Associates – Richard Ratner

Professional services None

Pilchard Designs

Professional services Spring Valley

Rath Enterprises

Professional services Spring Valley

Shawna L. Hawk, D.D.S. P.C.

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

SGR Investments

Professional services Friendship Heights

TrustCorp of America

Professional services Friendship Heights

Settlement Corp

Professional services Friendship Heights

Oppenheimer & Co, Inc.

Professional services Friendship Heights

WANADA

Nonprofits Friendship Heights

Vicki Goodman, LICSW, LCSWC

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Utkarsh B. Joshi, MD

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Suzanne M. Brigham, PhD

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Sara Squires DPT

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

The Ross Center: Maxine E. Arnsdorf, PhD

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Mary Eliza Reilly LICSW

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

New Community Partners

Professional services Friendship Heights

Shinberg Levinas Architects

Professional services Friendship Heights

McConnell & Jones LLP

Professional services Friendship Heights

Wroxton Civic Ventures

Professional services Friendship Heights

Willowbrook Valuation & Advisory Services, LLC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Westfall Digital Strategies

Professional services Friendship Heights

Viva Vita

Professional services Friendship Heights

Virescent

Professional services Friendship Heights

The Eleff Law Group

Professional services Friendship Heights

Tech Moxie

Professional services Friendship Heights

Sweet Crimes

Professional services Friendship Heights

Strategy Solutions Communications

Professional services Friendship Heights

SpeedShift Advisors

Professional services Friendship Heights

Rachel Westfall

Professional services Friendship Heights

Martin Law PLLC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Maggy Sterner

Professional services Friendship Heights

Lotus Clinician Well-Being

Professional services Friendship Heights

Lifetime Lens

Professional services Friendship Heights

The Sibley Group

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Molly Mattison, LICSW

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Maggie Noojin, LICSW

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Starbucks Spring Valley

Restaurant and Bar Spring Valley

Loquent Strategies

Professional services Spring Valley

Washington Neuropsychological Institute

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Stop & Shop

Retail Spring Valley

The Warrenton Group

Professional services Spring Valley

The Aslan Project

Nonprofits Spring Valley

William Grant Bailey

Unknown Spring Valley

Revival Home Care Agency

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

The Morning Group

Professional services Spring Valley

Mr. Appliance of Woodley Park

Professional services Spring Valley

Linaro Design

Professional services Spring Valley

Lavinia Lemon Interiors

Professional services Spring Valley

The Warehouse Wine Company

Professional services Spring Valley

The Speech Boutique

Professional services Spring Valley

The Petite Party Animal

Retail Spring Valley

MyEyeDr.

Health and Wellness Mclean Gardens

Starbucks Cathedral Commons

Restaurant and Bar Mclean Gardens

The Washington Pain Center

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Marra Physical Therapy

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

NovaCare Rehabilitation – New Mexico Avenue

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Premier Allergist: Foxhall Village, DC Office

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Palisades Pediatrics

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Progressive Radiology

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Susan Butler Hurson, M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Lindsay Tiell Therapy

Professional services Foxhall Square

Wanda Pak, M.D., Ophthalmology

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Voorthius Opticians

Health and Wellness Foxhall Square

Starbucks Foxhall Square

Retail Foxhall Square

Michael Rinaldi & Co. LLP

Professional services Friendship Heights

McEarney Associates Realtors

Professional services Spring Valley

Lifematters

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Somerset Development Company

Professional services Friendship Heights

Law Office of Aaron Z. Uslan, LLC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Prodigy Builders LLC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Presley Pilates

Fitness Friendship Heights

Sharon F. Brown, D.D.S.

Health and Wellness None

Smokes & Vapes

Retail Friendship Heights

Woods & Poole Economics

Professional services Spring Valley

Washington Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Wallace Genetic Foundation

Nonprofits Spring Valley

W8Loss Club

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Vika Capitol

Professional services Spring Valley

Velocity Clinical Research

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

The Cheesecake Factory

Restaurant and Bar Friendship Heights

Stacie B. Isenberg Psy.D., PLLC

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Spring Valley Hearing Center

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Smithwick & Belendiuk, PC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Ronald E. Recht, Esq

Professional services None

Rome Pizza & Sub

Restaurant and Bar Friendship Heights

Robert K. Madsen

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Richard a. Ratner, M.D., P.A.

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Ralph T. Mazzuca, DDS

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Pinney Davenport Nutrition

Health and Wellness Spring Valley

Nicholas P. Frabotta, phd

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

McIntyre Glenn DDS – General Dentistry

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Maven Psychology Group

Professional services Friendship Heights

Mathnasium Learning Center

Professional services Mclean Gardens

Marjorie Dick Stuart

Real Estate Friendship Heights

Maria F. Nichols, DDS General Dentist

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Mahnaz Shahinfar Pediatric Dentistry

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Lisa Ades phd & Associates

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Lindner & Associates, PC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Lindamoon-Bell Learning Processes

Professional services Spring Valley

Kuwabara Dental

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

SILVER New American Brasserie

Restaurant and Bar Mclean Gardens

Saltbox Architecture

Professional services Friendship Heights

PR at Partners

Health and Wellness Friendship Heights

Pizzeria Paradiso

Restaurant and Bar Spring Valley

Millie’s Spring Valley

Restaurant and Bar Spring Valley

Lourenco Consultants

Restaurant and Bar Spring Valley

Space DC Restaurant & Lounge

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Sally Steponkus Interiors, Inc

Professional services Spring Valley

Parks Fabricare Center

Professional services Mclean Gardens

Laser Away

Health and Wellness Mclean Gardens

The Owl Room

Entertainment U Street

Small Door Veterinary

Health and Wellness U Street

The Alchemist

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Weichert Realtors

Professional services Friendship Heights

Washington School of Psychiatry

Professional services None

Walker & Co LLP

Professional services Friendship Heights

The Wilkes Company

Professional services Friendship Heights

The Wake Kendall Group PLLC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Stephen Rosen Psychotherapy & Coaching

Professional services Friendship Heights

National Capital bank

Professional services Friendship Heights

MK Spa Salon – Wash DC

Professional services Friendship Heights

Matias Dental Group

Professional services None

Liang Orthodontics

Professional services Friendship Heights

Tatte Bakery & Cafe

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Solly’s U St. Tavern

Restaurant and Bar U Street

MS Nolan LLC

Retail Ward 3

Privilege

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Michael’s

Retail Friendship Heights

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Restaurant and Bar None

Proper Topper

Retail Mclean Gardens

Wells Fargo Bank

Professional services None

Pure Barre

Fitness Ward 3

Papa’s Liquor

Retail Mclean Gardens

Top Level

Retail Mclean Gardens

La Piquette

Restaurant and Bar Mclean Gardens

Wagshal’s

Restaurant and Bar None

Spring Valley Internal Medicine

Professional services None

Smile Valley Pediatric Dentistry

Health and Wellness None

United Bank

Professional services Spring Valley

Triumph Therapeutics

Professional services None

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Professional services Spring Valley

PNC Bank

Professional services None

Smoke Shop

Retail U Street

Z Y Meridian Massage Spa

Health and Wellness U Street

The Joint – 14th Street

Professional services Logan Circle

Wine + Organic

Retail Chevy Chase

Shapes Next Door

Professional services U Street

Slice & Pie

Restaurant and Bar U Street

La Tejana

Mount Pleasant

St Vincent Wine

Restaurant and Bar Park View

We The PIzza

Restaurant and Bar U Street

TasteLife Catering

Restaurant and Bar U Street

The M.A. Winter Building

Professional services U Street

The Sliding Door Company

Retail U Street

Lot 727 – Union Row

Automotive U Street

lululemon

Retail U Street

Madewell

Retail U Street

Qi Kratom CBD Tea

Retail U Street

Sunoco Gas Station

Automotive U Street

Mattress Firm

Retail U Street

The Saloon

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Red Lounge Bar & Grill

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Lost Society

Restaurant and Bar U Street

McDonald’s

Restaurant and Bar U Street

The Wydown Coffee Bar

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Pizza Boli’s

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Lupo Verde

Restaurant and Bar U Street

La Colombe

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Maydan

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Sudhouse DC

Restaurant and Bar U Street

U & Jerk

Restaurant and Bar U Street

Pure Lounge

Restaurant and Bar U Street

The Louis Apartments

Residential U Street

The Harper

Residential U Street

Sonnet Apartments

Residential U Street

The Ellington

Residential U Street

National Community Church

Religious Institution U Street

MoneyGram

Financial Institution U Street

Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique

Personal Services U Street

TechChange

Professional services U Street

Threads

Personal Services U Street

Salon Quency

Personal Services U Street

Sun Nails Spa

Personal Services U Street

Parlour Salon

Personal Services U Street

Signature Image Salon

Personal Services U Street

Lady Clipper Barber Shop

Personal Services U Street

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

Health and Wellness U Street

My Sister’s Place

Nonprofit U Street

Public Welfare Foundation Inc.

Nonprofit U Street

SoulCycle

Health and Wellness U Street

SweatBox

Health and Wellness U Street

Penthouse Pool Club

Personal Services U Street

NuBoxx

Health and Wellness U Street

Solidcore

Health and Wellness U Street

Trader Joe’s

Grocery U Street

The Reeves Center

Government agency U Street

Lincoln Theatre

Entertainment U Street

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