Release Date: Apr 22, 2022

National Landing Bid And Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) Award 33 Local Businesses Second Annual “Love Local” Grants

Pentagon City, Crystal City and Potomac Yard Businesses Will Use Funds to Continue COVID-19 Recovery

ARLINGTON, VA – APRIL 22, 2022 - National Landing Business Improvement District (BID), in coordination with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), today announced the recipients of its $100,000 COVID-19 relief grant program, Love Local. The partners named 33 National Landing restaurants and small businesses as awardees, for full list click here.

“As National Landing continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, Love Local grants will help our local businesses continue to support their employees while providing our neighbors with important services,” said Tracy Sayegh Gabriel, President and Executive Director of the National Landing BID. “We are proud to be a part of this critical initiative and look forward to supporting our local businesses and seeing them thrive.”

In addition to providing grant money, the National Landing BID and RAMW are also encouraging local businesses to participate in Love Local Day on Saturday, April 30. Residents and visitors will be invited to visit National Landing businesses that will offer one-day-only specials and deals. View these specials here.

This marks the second year of the National Landing BID’s Love Local Program in collaboration with RAMW. In 2021, 30 restaurants, retailers, fitness studios, and other local businesses were named Love Local awardees. The National Landing BID is also a sponsor of RAMW’s 2022 Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week, covering the costs of the neighborhood’s restaurants to participate in another exciting annual program designed to encourage the community to return to their favorite restaurants as well as try something new.

Together, National Landing BID and RAMW remain committed to their mission of driving economic recovery by supporting local businesses in the restaurant, hospitality and tourism industries. To learn more about this program, visit https://nationallanding.org/events/love-local

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About National Landing Business Improvement District
The National Landing Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established to promote and activate the area’s business, retail, restaurant and residential community through placemaking, public art, transportation, economic development, events, marketing and promotion. This dynamic, mixed-use urban center encompasses the vibrant Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard-Arlington neighborhoods, and includes more than 26,000 residents, nearly 12 million square feet of office space, approximately 5,900 hotel rooms and over 450 restaurants and shops. Already Virginia’s largest walkable downtown, National Landing is in the midst of an exciting transformation driven by billions of dollars in public and private investment that will deliver new and enhanced housing, offices, parks, transportation and infrastructure in the coming years. The National Landing BID is helping to steer this growth in ways that are sustainable and enhance the area’s diversity and livability. For more information, visit NationalLanding.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.