Congratulations to Story District on the lease of 3329 Georgia Avenue NW. After an exhaustive search, We negotiated a lease in a newly redeveloped retail property between Wall of Books and the new Midlands Bear Garden. Story District’s occupancy helps to further the Georgia Avenue Corridor’s place as a destination for arts and events.

About Story District:

Story District’s mission is to turn good stories into great performances, to be a platform for diverse perspectives, and to serve as a pipeline and training ground for new voices and talent in storytelling. Named the “gold standard” in storytelling by the Washington Post and nominated for the 2012 DC Mayor’s Arts Awards for Innovation in the Arts, Story District reaches an audience of more than 10,000 annually through the production of more than 25 performances, ongoing adult education classes, and custom trainings and performances for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. We value storytelling as a space for people to listen and be heard, connect with others, embrace different perspectives, examine their own lives, and explore what it means to be human.

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Faraji Whalen of KW commercial represented the Tenant and Jared Meier and Lisa Banusiewiecz of StreetSense represented the Landlord.

Zuckerman Partners redeveloped the strip mall site, which formerly housed a Post office and Goodie’s Carry-Out. Wall of Books has a mission to support those reading and writing communities by providing a family friendly environment where people can attend culturally diverse events, participate in community centered programs, and buy and trade affordable books.

wall_of_books Image courtesy of Wall of Books

Midlands Beer Garden will feature a 40 foot mural designed by Mike Tanoory in an interior with 10 picnic tables with a large rectangular bar and a beer hall feel to it. The bar will have multiple TV’s and show College Football, NFL, and other games and events.

midlands_garden_render-e1460037074744 (Image Courtesy Prince of Petworth)