Shaw is experiencing an urban renaissance of unprecedented proportions thanks to its proximity to the downtown core, excellent transportation access and lively cultural and entertainment venues.

Residents enjoy the ever-increasing dining and retail commercial conveniences, while local and national retailers like the rapidly increasing demographics. Once home to jazz legend Duke Ellington, the Shaw neighborhood still pulses with a rhythm felt by residents and visitors alike.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Destination

  • All Purpose – 2016 opening
  • Bonobos – 2016
  • Cava Grill – 2016
  • The Howard Theater – 2012
  • Landmark Theaters – 2015
  • Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. – 2018
  • ModCloth – 2018
  • Seylou Bakery and Mill – 2017
  • Union Kitchen Grocery – 2017
  • Warby Parker – 2015

Top Restaurant Talent

  • The Dabney’s Jeremiah Langhorne was named Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic by the James Beard Foundation in 2018 and Columbia Room won best American cocktail bar at 2017 Annual Spirited Awards.
  • The Dabney, Kinship, and Metier all received 1 star in the 2019 Michelin Guide. Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant, Hazel, Kyirisan, The Royal, Supra, Tiger Fork, and Unconventional Diner are in the Michelin Guide’s 2019 Bib Gourmand list.

The Wren + Whole Foods

The 412,000 SF mixed-use project at 965 Florida Avenue, NW will bring 433 apartments and a new 43,000 SF Whole Foods Market to the neighborhood in 2020.

CityMarket at O

The $330 million development has become the neighborhood’s new epicenter. It is anchored by a 72,000 SF flagship Giant Food supermarket, a 182-room Cambria Suites hotel, 639 residential units, and 15,000 SF of additional retail.

An Innovation Hub

  • The former Wonder Bread Factory (c. 1913) was transformed into the home of WeWork (coworking space) and iStrategyLabs’ headquarters.
  • The Advisory Board will be moving to its new 500,000 SF headquarters at 655 New York Avenue, NW in 2019.


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