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IS GEORGETOWN FOR RESTAURANTS? BY ERIC NOMIS

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he Georgetown M Street corridor has seen significant changes over the last two decades. Once mainly known a party destination for college students, the neighborhood has matured into a real estate trophy district, attracting top retailers. It still draws tourists from around the world, but with its diversity of college students being lured from surrounding schools, including the Georgetown University main campus and George Washington University, the customer base can often skew young and diverse. “Have you seen so many fit people eating salads?� asked Joe Sternlieb, Georgetown BID CEO in a May panel discussion held at Church Hall in Washington, D.C., and sponsored by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). At the RAMW panel discussion, Sternlieb said that Georgetown is going through a renaissance. Talk of a Georgetown Metro Station and the redevelopment of the C&O Canal are signs that the area again is up and coming. In the roundtable discussion, several other factors came up in favor of the area as a good prospect for restaurants and retailers: The area is home to an outdoor shopping area that is the

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