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Here’s an easy way to help Eastern Market recover from Sunday night’s devastation: Go drinkin’.
Next Tuesday, a number of city venues have pledged to donate a percentage of the day’s profits to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation’s “Eastern Market Keep it Going” fund. So far, the participants are Hawk ‘n’ Dove and Montmartre on the Hill, Science Club in the West End, and Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan. Not a lush? Murky Coffee‘s in, too.
Check the Web site for updates; press release after the jump.
On Tuesday May 8th, Establishments throughout the District are showing their support for the merchants of Eastern Market, and donating a portion of the night’s proceeds to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Participate! Ask your favorite bars to join, and make sure to come out on Tuesday night.
Participating Venues So Far
Hawk and Dove 5% donated to Capitol Hill Community Foundation 7-10PM
Science Club 5% donated to Capitol Hill Community Foundation 7-10PM
Murky Coffee 10% donation All day
Ventnor Sports Bar 5% donation 7-10PM
What you can do to help
This is really simple—-we’re not an organization, just a bunch of passionate DC citizens who want to make sure that Eastern Market retains its historic presence in the district. Right now, what you can do, tonight is go to your favorite bar, and ask them if they will participate in a city-wide happy hour on Tuesday to benefit the Capitol Hill Community Foundation’s ‘Eastern Market Keep it Going’ fund.
We’re asking that bars give 5% of their profits to the fund. That’s a recommendation—-but if they want to give more or less they can. It will all be listed here once it is confirmed.
Day 1: Getting Started
We’ve done a great job getting started. Originally out of a Facebook Group, the Eastern Market Rescue fundraiser project is off to a great start. There are several bars participating, and some waiting on phone calls for participation. Keep talking to people and bringing people on board. We’ll reach critical mass soon!