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What’s Next in Retail, and SpeakeasyDC’s Professional Storytellers

Washington, D.C., March 9, 2015 – Don’t put your pocket protector away yet, because there are two more Nerds in NoMa events in NoMa in March. Tomorrow, a powerhouse panel of speakers will discuss upcoming retail development in the vibrant and growing NoMa neighborhood in Next in NoMa. Hear about the movie theaters, shops, and restaurants on the horizon, and the flagship REI location coming to historic Uline Arena in 2016. Nerds in NoMa is a free speaker series that explores fresh, D.C.-centric topics. Tomorrow’s panel will feature:

·       Moderator: Jim Woods (JBG)
·       Reynolds Allen (Edens)
·       Adam Peters (Perseus)
·       Matt Liddle (REI)

Bring your happy hour crowd: free wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served, and Federal City Brothers, a local food truck, will have sausages and brats available for purchase. Click here to RSVP for Nerds in NoMa: Next in NoMa!

Nerds in NoMa events take place from 6-8 p.m. in the lobby of 1200 First Street, NE, and are free and open to the public.

Can’t make it to this week’s panel? Don’t worry, you’ll still have one more chance to geek out when SpeakeasyDC Comes to NoMa on Tuesday, March 24. SpeakeasyDC is a group of professional storytellers that seeks to share the experience of telling and hearing well-crafted and well-performed personal stories. SpeakeasyDC produces more than 25 unique shows in the D.C. area. Click here to RSVP for the final Nerds in NoMa event of this season.

During its second season, Nerds in NoMa has covered topics including food trucks, local news, street art, and D.C.’s water systems. Click here to view photos from the most recent Nerds in NoMa panel, which focused on D.C.’s rivers, tunnels and stormwater management systems. Speakers at Nerds in NoMa: Water, Water Everywhere included moderator Maisie Hughes (Casey Trees), Tommy Wells (District Department of the Environment), Jim Foster (Anacostia Watershed Society), Doug Siglin (Federal City Council) and George Hawkins (DC Water).

 Nerds in NoMa is a part of the Lobby Project, an initiative of the NoMa Business Improvement District in partnership with the DC Office of Planning’s Temporary Urbanism program. Together, we created a vibrant destination where people socialize and work. For two years now, the NoMa BID has hosted art openings through a partnership with Washington Project for the Arts, as well as the Nerds in NoMa lectures. We also want to thank Polinger Shannon and Luchs and Principal Real Estate Investors.

About NoMa
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood nestled among Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, Shaw, and the H Street, NE corridor in Washington, D.C. Already, NoMa contains more than 17.6 million SF of office, hotel, retail and residential space. Each day, 92,000 people are out in the commercial core of NoMa. More than 38 percent of NoMa’s office space is home to private sector tenants, including a concentration of media, tech and think tanks such as NPR, Google and Mathematica. Through a public-private partnership with the District government and a capital investment of $50 million, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is home to 3,386 terrific new apartments, and more than 40,000 people work here each day. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. With unparalleled transportation access on Amtrak, VRE, MARC, two Red Line Metro stops, and vehicular access to Interstate 395, visitors, workers and residents can easily travel throughout the region as well as get to New York or anywhere on the East Coast. NoMa has a WalkScore of 92 and offers stellar biking facilities, including the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail. 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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Rachel Davis
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