La Fleur’s Magazine interviewed lottery executives on their favorite D.C. neighborhoods. It provides a map of places to visit for those who will attend La Fleur’s 2019 DC Conference in May.
“My two favorite extracurricular activities are eating and shopping so Georgetown is a neighborhood I frequently visit. Every block has a restaurant or store worth stopping into.”—Beth Bresnahan, Executive Director, DC Lottery
Mount Vernon Triangle
“I love my highrise home in Mount Vernon Triangle. I am a huge fan of the National Book Festival at the Walter Washington Convention Center. I attend book readings at Busboys & Poets. I enjoy watching the 4th of July fireworks from my 460NYA rooftop. And I can’t wait for the 2019 opening of the new DC Apple Store at our historic Carnegie Library.”—Terri Markle, Publisher, La Fleur’s Magazine
La Fleur’s is a big fan of DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood which is the home of George Washington University, as well as La Fleur’s DC Conference. This leafy enclave is a close neighbor of Georgetown as well as home to The Kennedy Center.
“The city I love, with the people I love, doing what I love, in the neighborhood I love! Growing up in SE, only miles from the Navy Yard, named one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world by Forbes, is where I work, eat, and enjoy all that it offers.”—Emmanuel Bailey, President and CEO, DC09 LLC
“The Yards Park in Navy Yard is my favorite place in DC. For a serene start to your day, grab a cup of coffee at Philz and relax on one of the wooden loungers tucked amongst the trees overlooking the Anacostia River.”—John Gorman, Director of Marketing, Scientific Games Lottery
“The Navy Yard. It didn’t really exist as a place to go when I lived in DC. There are great restaurants, wonderful night life and (although I’m a Phillies fan) there’s an exciting MLB team in the Nationals to watch at their stadium. Also the Navy Yard is easily accessible by Metro.”—Frank Graeff, Regional VP Lottery Instant Products at Scientific Games
“I am a huge fan of The Wharf—DC’s nearly forgotten southwest waterfront which recently has been rebuilt into a remarkable mile-long space full of interesting restaurants, bars, music venues, retail space and apartments. There’s lots of activity and energy, and many of the restaurants and bars have an indoor-outdoor feel. That’s because the Wharf has great public spaces and a huge pedestrian promenade along the waterfront.”—Kevin Hall, Executive Director, Virginia Lottery
“The historic Howard Theatre is located at 620 T Street NW in Washington, D.C. It is my go-to place to catch some great shows and a glimpse of terrific talent making their mark on music today.”—Cary Hatch, CEO, Brand Advocate, MDB Communications