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Nerds in NoMa Next Week: The Future of Union Station

WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2014: Get your brain cells fired up at Nerds in NoMa, a free speaker series this winter exploring everything from beekeeping to the tech startup scene in the District. The next night of nerdery will be Tuesday, January 14, from 6-8 PM on the Future of Union Station. The foremost brainiacs on the project – David Zaidan from Amtrak, Cindy Petkac from Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, and David Tuchmann from Akridge  – will delve into the cutting-edge plans that will revitalize the historic train station, including a European-style glass train shed, green rooftops, and acres of park space. Your happy hour crew will not want to miss the delicious fare available for purchase from Ravioli Revolution or the wine and beer selection from Union Kitchen. Click here to RSVP for this free event. Doors open at 6 PM; speakers start at 6:30 PM.

Can’t make the event next week? Assemble a brigade of your most curious friends for another event at the Lobby Project before the series ends in 60 days. The Lobby Project will feature four more Nerds in NoMa events, a delightful weekday morning café, and art installations curated by Washington Project for the Arts.

Not a night owl? Stop by the Lobby Project at 1200 First Street, NE for Uncle Chip’s morning café. Enjoy a cup of French-pressed coffee and scrumptious morning treats on weekday mornings from 8-11 AM. Uncle Chip’s friendly owner, Shannon Boyle, offers a special “caffeine hour” on Fridays, when customers receive $1 off their coffee all morning.

Special thank you to Principal Financial Group, Polinger Shannon & Luchs and NoMa design firm Ayers Saint Gross who donated their services and resources to create a beautiful and inviting space at the corner of First and M Streets, NE. Other partners include the DC Office of Planning, Uncle Chip’s Cookies, Interface, Washington Project for the Arts, and Union Kitchen.


 About NoMa

NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of additional office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With the capital investment of $50 million from the District government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is now home to 40,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF of office space leased in the last 5 years. More than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa has 13 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the East Coast’s only Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and like us on Facebook.



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