Maker Movement Flourishes in Nation’s Capital

By Cathalijne Adams
Shop Made in DC opens its second store selling products and food made in D.C. on Feb. 16. | Cathalijne Adams

Shop Made in DC opens a second location for its Made in DC goods.

Looking to keep Valentine’s Day’s good vibes going past Feb. 14? If you’re in the nation’s capital, celebrate your love for local makers at the grand opening of Shop Made in DC’s second store at D.C.’s wharf on Feb. 16.

Purveyor of all things Made in the District, from witty textiles to delicious nibbles, Shop Made in DC celebrates the opening of its new retail/café concept at 10 District Square Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20024 next Saturday. Festivities will run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with tastings, crafting and performances planned throughout the day. Register to attend online.

just dropping this here so you can get excited. Grand Opening is 15 days away…

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Shop Made in DC’s first location off of Dupont Circle opened in October 2017 and has quickly become an integral part of the city’s maker community, connecting entrepreneurs to a wide customer base seeking locally made goods.

Learn more about how Shop Made in DC Co-Founder Stacey Price realized her dream of offering a forum for local makers to showcase their work and the community's response in The Manufacturing Report podcast episode below.

The newest Shop Made in DC is located at 10 District Square Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20024, and its original store is located at 1330 19th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.