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H Street Main Street Celebrates Small Business Saturday on the H Street Corridor

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Allison Abney | allisonabney@gmail.com

Washington, DC—On Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, H Street Main Street will join small businesses on H Street NE and across the District to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small employers, and the H Street Corridor is ripe with unique and vibrant small businesses.

“Despite being the backbone of our local and national economies, small businesses face many obstacles that keep them from growing like a lack of access to credit and uneven consumer demand,” said Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of H Street Main Street. “Holiday sales are vital to small businesses. So, when you support local businesses on Small Business Saturday, you are supporting the development and success of our community as a whole.”

Now in its fourth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. Small Business Saturday supporters reported spending over $5.5 billion at independently-owned businesses on Small Business Saturday last year, and it’s hoped that this year will be even better.

“Entrepreneurs need all the support they can get in this difficult economic climate to help them grow their businesses, create jobs and strengthen our economy,” said Saleem. “We encourage all Washingtonians to show their support for our small businesses by visiting H Street Corridor on Saturday to shop small.”

Many H Street NE small businesses will be participating in this year’s Small Business Saturday, including:

– Batter Bowl Bakery, a coffee shop and bakery
403 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 675-2011

– Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill, daily Bikram yoga classes
410 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-1208

– C.A.T.WALK Boutique, women’s fashion from around the world
H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 398-1818

– The Chic Shack, a boutique offering edgy new unique pieces, designer resale and vintage garments
1307 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 733-3194

– The Daily Rider, a bicycle shop for the everyday rider
1108 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 396-0704

– Ethiopic Restaurant, specializing in Ethiopian cuisine and culture
401 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 675-2066

– HR-57, a center for the preservation of jazz and blues
1007 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 253-0044

– Integrity of Self Movement Arts, private and group classes, workshops, and training sessions in physical movement regimens
1361 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 215-9212

– Metro Mutts, dog and cat products and services for DC area pet owners
508 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 450-5661

– RedRocks Pizzeria, specializing in Neapolitan pizzas, made with simple, Italian ingredients fired in a brick oven
1348 H Street NE
(202) 506-1402

– Samurai Training Academy, providing Traditional Japanese Martial Arts classes
905 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 905-2627

– Sidamo Coffee and Tea, providing quality organic, shade grown, fair traded, and some unique conventional coffees and a Variety of teas
417 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 548-0081

– and many more.

“A successful Small Business Saturday coupled with a strong holiday season, will bolster small businesses’ bottom lines and give them some much needed financial breathing room as we move into 2014,” said Saleem. “This Saturday and every day of the year, H Street Main Street is proud to support our small businesses. We look forward to having a prosperous and fruitful day.”

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About H Street Main Street
Established in 2002, H Street Main Street works with private and local partners to encourage and support small business growth and revitalization along the H Street NE Corridor. Over the last decade, the organization’s work has supported the creation of more than 140 new businesses and 1500 new jobs in the District. H Street Main Street’s work has been so successful, earlier this year the organization was presented with a 2013 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA), recognizing H Street as an outstanding example of urban commercial revitalization. Follow H Street Main Street on Twitter and Facebook.

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