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Monday, April 15, 2013


Mesdames et Messieurs! Georgetown Transforms into a Parisian Sidewalk Sale 
for the 10th Annual Georgetown French Market on 
Friday, April 19 
& Saturday, April 20
40+ Book Hill shops and cafes come together to host the annual springtime European-style open air market with 80%+ discounts, French fare, live music and art demonstrations

Bringing a bit of Paris to Washington, DC, Georgetown's 10th Annual French Market returns to the charming Book Hill neighborhood on upper Wisconsin Ave, between P Street and Reservoir Road, on Friday and Saturday, April 19th & 20th, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with fashion finds, French fare, quaint shops, galleries and live music. A charming weekend for shoppers, foodies and families, more than 40 shops and cafes will come together for spring's most exciting shopping and entertainment event. The Georgetown French Market is hosted and sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).
The place to score deep discounts on spring fashions and goods, the Georgetown French Market offers shoppers up to 80% off at sidewalk sales at a variety of Book Hill shops and boutiques. Ella-Rue will offer 50% off jewelry and Barbour jackets, Urban Chic will have 15% off its regular-priced clothing and 25% off sale items, and duo's designer apparel and jewelry will be 75% off. Those looking to outfit their homes rather than themselves can enjoy 20-40% off unique and vintage home décor at The French Apartment anddiscounted home goods, pottery, glassware and more from A Mano.
Book Hill art galleries will showcase and offer specials on a variety of fine arts and books throughout the weekend. Attendees can browse middle kingdom porcelain and antique art at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, find discounted books at Maurine Littleton Gallery, and shop a variety of frames, mirrors, prints and paintings at Addison/Ripley Fine Art.
For the foodies, some of the neighborhood's best restaurants such as Patisserie Poupon, Café Bonaparte, Clyde's and PAUL Bakery will hit the streets to nourish shoppers, grilling up French merguez sausages, filling sweet and savory crepes and serving fresh French pastries. Macaron Bee will be doling out sweet, refreshing macaron ice cream sandwiches at 20% off, while wine lovers can taste French wines at Bacchus Wine Cellar for only $6.
Families are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy live music, strolling mimes and other street entertainers. On Saturday, April 20 in the TD Bank parking lot from 11am-4pm, families can enjoy arts & crafts with Alliance Francaise, art demos from Art Soiree, live music including performances from Laissez Foure and Jeremy the Musicador, and delicious food from Clyde's of Georgetown, 1789 and more.
This year's participating merchants include: Addison/Ripley Fine Art, A MANO, Bacchus Wine Cellar, The Bean Counter, Buffalo Exchange, Café Bonaparte, Capital Consignment DC, Carling Nichols, Comer & Co., The Dandelion Patch, Darrell Dean Antiques, David Bell Antiques, duo, Easel Hair Studio, Ella-Rue, Frameworks, The French Apartment, Furniture from Scandinavia Gallery, Gallerie Blue Square, Haagen Dazs, Jaryam, ILO, Ipsa, , Macaron Bee, Manny & Olga's, Maurine Littleton Gallery,  Moss & Co./Catherine Roberts/Oliver Dunn, Nectar Skin Bar, Neptune Fine Art, Patisserie Poupon, Robert Brown Gallery, Rooms and Gardents, Sassanova, Sherman Pickey, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, TARI, TD Bank, Terre de Provence, The Phoenix, Puro Café, Urban Chic and The Magic Wardrobe. A complete list of participating merchants will be continuously updated online at HYPERLINK "http://www.georgetowndc.com"www.georgetowndc.com
Stylish Georgetown French Market tote bags will be available for $2 each with 100% of the proceeds benefiting The Friends of Book Hill Library for the third year in a row. The bags will be sold at the Georgetown French Market event on Saturday, April 20th at the TD Bank lot. 
The 10th Annual Georgetown French Market takes place in the Book Hill area of Georgetown, located on upper Wisconsin Avenue, NW, between P Street and Reservoir Road. Attendees of the Georgetown French Market can avoid parking and traffic by taking the Circulator from Downtown D.C. or from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro Stations. The Circulator's Georgetown-Union Station line takes visitors up Wisconsin to the Book Hill neighborhood. And those who shop a French Market participating merchant between now and April 19th will receive a FREE ride coupon for the Circulator. For more information about the Georgetown French Market, please visit www.georgetowndc.com.
About the Georgetown Business Improvement District
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown. Established in 1999 by its property owners and merchants, the Georgetown BID has more than 1,000 members. The organization is located in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, D.C and sets a standard of excellence in preserving historic charm while meeting contemporary needs. From marketing and special events, to transportation and streetscape, the Georgetown BID contributes to the vitality and quality of life in Georgetown. For more information please visit georgetowndc.com. Also connect with Georgetown on Twitter: www.twitter.com/GeorgetownDC, Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialGeorgetownDC and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GeorgetownDCTV.