09 Nov 2015

Capitol Hill:

Celebrating Capitol Hill Businesses at The 2015 Hilly Awards

IMG_4539-300x300On Saturday night, Capitol Hill business owners and neighbors gathered for a celebration of Hill businesses at the 2015 Hilly Awards Gala. Music by Only Lonesome and Word of Mouth A Cappella set a festive mood while we mingled and enjoyed food from some of our favorite local restaurants. Thank you to Sona Creamery, The ArgonautToscana Cafe, Capitol Hill Cake Mom, Ciao Chow, DC Vegan, District Taco, and The Sweet Lobby for providing tasty treats for the event!

Winners and top nominees in each category were announced by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen. With 22 categories this year, more businesses than ever were recognized for their contribution to our neighborhood.

The winners and top nominees, listed in alphabetical order, are below. Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees! These businesses are a huge part of what makes our neighborhood so wonderful. As the holiday shopping season approaches, remember how many great local shopping options you have, and keep supporting these small business owners.

The annual gala is organized by CHAMPS, Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce, the voice of Capitol Hill’s business community. The organization is made up of business and community leaders dedicated to building a strong economic environment on Capitol Hill for business development within the larger Washington, DC, community. The Hill is Home was a media sponsor again this year and I am proud to sit on CHAMPS’ board.

Best Restaurant: Rose’s Luxury

  • Acqua al 2
  • Ambar
  • Beuchert’s Saloon
  • Montmartre

Best Bar/Tavern: Tunnicliff’s

  • Barrel
  • Beuchert’s Saloon
  • Harold Black
  • Tune Inn
  • Tunnicliff’s Tavern

Best Coffee Shop: Peregrine

  • Bayou Bakery
  • Bourbon
  • Mia’s Coffeehouse
  • Sidamo

Best Bakery: Bayou Bakery

  • District Doughnut
  • The Pretzel Bakery
  • Spring Mill Bread Company
  • Sweet Lobby

Best Pet Services: Metro Mutts

  • Atlas Vet
  • Howl to the Chief
  • Saving Grace
  • Barkly, formerly known as WEPWO

Best Beauty Service: Michael Anthony Salon

  • Randolph Cree Hair Salon
  • Skin Beauty Bar
  • Soleil 21
  • Tammy’s Salon

Best Healthcare Provider: Nishan Halim, DMD

  • Capitol Hill Dental Group
  • Freed Bodyworks
  • Larry Bowers, DDS
  • MedStar PromptCare

Best Garden and Landscaping Service: Moody Landscaping

  • Redux Garden + Home
  • Surroundings
  • Thomas Landscaping

Best Contractor: GL Barnhardt Construction

  • Dila Home Improvement
  • Keil Construction
  • LR Mailloux Construction
  • Renaissance Development

Best Business for Kids and Family: Labyrinth Puzzles and Games

  • The Argonaut
  • District Taco
  • Music on the Hill
  • Ted’s Bulletin

Best Fitness Business: Biker Barre

  • Capitol Hill Yoga
  • East Side Yoga
  • Jade Fitness
  • Results The Gym

Best Arts Organization: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center
  • The Folger
  • The Fridge
  • The Hill Center

Best Nonprofit: Rural Dog Rescue

  • Capitol Hill Community Foundation
  • Capitol Hill Group Ministry
  • Capitol Hill Village
  • The Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital

Best Realtor: Phyllis Jane Young

  • Elsa Huxley, Coldwell Banker
  • Fulcrum Properties
  • Megan Thiel Real Estate
  • Joel Nelson, Keller­Williams

Best Financial/Insurance/Legal Service: Phillips Financial Strategies

  • Brad Johnson, Johnson Law Group Int’l
  • National Capital Bank
  • Rick Halberstein, Halberstein and Byrne
  • Tim LaCasse, State Farm Insurance

Best Auto Repair: Distad’s Tire and Auto

  • 10th Street Auto Repair
  • Capitol Hill Auto Service
  • Capitol Hill Exxon
  • Jerry’s Custom Automotive Center

Best Tech Service: DC Access

  • uBreakiFix
  • District Technologies

Best Place to Shop – Home: Hill’s Kitchen

  • Fragers
  • Eastern Market
  • Hill’s Kitchen
  • Homebody

Best Place to Shop – Garden: Fragers

  • Eastern Market
  • Ginkgo Gardens
  • Hill’s Kitchen
  • Surroundings

Best Place to Shop – Food and Beverage: Eastern Market

  • Harris Teeter
  • Hill’s Kitchen
  • Schneider’s of Capitol Hill
  • Yes! Organic Market

Best Place to Shop – Clothing: Forecast

  • The C.A.T. Walk Boutique
  • Clothes Encounters of a Second Kind
  • Dawn Price Baby
  • The Flea Market at Eastern Market

Best New Business of the Year: The Escape Lounge

  • Bayou Bakery
  • East Side Yoga
  • Maketto
  • Barkly, formerly known as WEPWO

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One response to “Celebrating Capitol Hill Businesses at The 2015 Hilly Awards”

  1. Suzanne says:

    Hopefully some of these businesses will pay attention and try to stop the crazy crime spike in the area.

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