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Georgetown Businesses Swap Parking for Parks Friday

Several Georgetown businesses are participating in the nationwide PARK(ing) event for Car Free Day.

How about a French cafe instead of a parking space? Patch file photo.
How about a French cafe instead of a parking space? Patch file photo.
In place of a car you might enjoy a French café and library on Water Street or rare alfresco dining on O Street Friday as Georgetown businesses participate in PARK(ing) Day, part of Car Free Day festivities.

Georgetown businesses from Baked and Wired to Fleurir Chocolates will swap out parking spaces for temporary public park spaces throughout the day Friday.

“PARK (ing) Day is a great opportunity to experiment with what can be done in the area of a single parking space to contribute to a greener, more lively public space,” Jonathon Kass, transportation director at the Georgetown Business Improvement District, said in a press release. 

In all five Georgetown businesses are participating:
  • Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW)
  • Malmaison (3401 K St. NW)
  • CycleLife USA (3255 K St. NW)
  • Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates (3235 P St. NW)
  • Robert Bell Architects (3218 O St. NW)
PARK(ing) Day kicks off the region’s Car Free Day activities. You can find PARK(ing) locations throughout the District here

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