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DCBIA Providing Design & General Contracting Services to Restaurant Streateries

August 1 - October 31


As you know, DCBIA’s Community Improvement Day annually brings together hundreds of DCBIA volunteers to renovate and beautify a park or recreation center for more than 28 years! We missed last year because of the pandemic, so this year we have two exciting community service opportunities in the works!

Steateries (Spring / Summer 2021)

DCBIA Streateries Community Improvement Day 2021 is partnership between DCBIA and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), pairing up DCBIA architectural designers and general contractors with restaurant operators to provide pro-bono services to the restaurant industry, one of the first industries to be drastically impacted by the pandemic.

The effort pivots DCBIA’s traditional Community Improvement Day effort to provide service now before the summer to create outdoor dining spaces as dining season gears up, health measures improve, and the city reopens.

The RAMW poured through 85 applications and selected several deserving restaurants to design and build their outdoor dining space all over the city, including Atxondo, Confetti Play Cafe, Letena, Indique, Provost, Rasa, Zeke Coffee, Busboys & Poets of Anacostia! Through this project, we are inviting people to come back to work and enjoy the new and expanding amenities in our own neighborhoods!

Parks / Recreation Centers (Fall 2021)

We return to several of our 28 past Community Improvement Day sites that need beautification this fall! Stay tuned for more details and how to get involved as a volunteer!

We need your financial support for both of these projects!

For amounts above $5,000, we will recognize your company throughout the year!

Partnering with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), DCBIA seeks volunteers to help us design and build up to 8 streateries and/or outdoor dining spaces across the District. We believe this is our time to support DC neighborhoods and to bring customers back to commercial corridors all over the city. We seek your in-kind design services, general contracting, and general labor (and financial) volunteer services over the next few weeks.

Special Thanks to the following firms and companies who are providing volunteer hours and making financial donations to design and build streateries across DC!

We are in need of financial donations for this effort!

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