Breaking Ground, the SW Library Begins a New Phase of Construction

By Georgine Wallace Despite the chilly weather and intermittent drizzle, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Southwest Library on Feb. 5 was historic and joyous. Southwest residents, neighbors, ANC6D Commissioners, D.C. Public Library staff, Ward 6 CM Charles Allen, and Mayor Muriel Bowser all celebrated the occasion. Ambassadors from the SWBID were present to greet […]

BroadFutures Partners with the Wharf for Workforce Development

By Southwester Staff On Saturday, Nov. 16, Elinor Bacon, Partner at Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, accepted the BroadFutures Champion Award on behalf of The Wharf for The Wharf’s support of BroadFutures’ mission and the vision of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Cameron Jackson, the BroadFutures Intern who presented the award to Bacon, explained that he was personally […]

Meet SWBID Ambassador Avery Graham

By Donna Purchase Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community in which to live, work, visit, and play! Avery Graham joined SWBID one year ago as Ambassador. He’s part of the team that beautifies […]

Construction Job Fair Will Be Held Jan. 24

Courtesy of Bacon Development The Wharf will hold a Phase 2 Construction Job Fair for DC residents, on Friday, Jan. 24, from 10:00 a.m.-Noon in Southwest DC (www.wharfdc.com). In partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services, Councilmember Charles Allen, and the DC Housing Authority (DCHA), the Job Fair will be held at the DCHA […]

District Hardware and Bike Closes

By Matthew Koehler On Dec. 1, at 5 p.m., a day after Small Business Saturday, District Hardware and Bike permanently shuttered its doors to business.  In a statement released on their website, the owners stated, “Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out the way we thought or planned, and we are unable to continue operating.” On various […]

Meet SWBID Ambassador Michael Dawkins

By Donna Purchase Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community in which to live, work, visit, and play! Michael Dawkins joined SWBID 6 months ago as ambassador. He’s part of the team that beautifies […]