Jim Graham Proposes Prop-Up Bill

March 24, 2014

D.C. Councilman Jim Graham wants the city to help prop up retail businesses in the U Street, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods.

That’s because while those areas already have many diverse retail businesses, they struggle on corridors increasingly devoted to nightlife, said Graham, D-Ward 1. He pointed to clothing and other boutiques on the 1500 block of U Street as an example.

“If you look at those very interesting businesses along there, they really are struggling to make a living,” he said.

Under a bill Graham proposed earlier this month, businesses situated around sections of U Street NW, 18th Street NW, Columbia Road NW, Mount Pleasant Street NW and 14th Street NW, among others, would be eligible to apply for grants under the Great Streets program.


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