See photos from MidCity Days 2012!
The MidCity Dog Days 2012 celebration took place Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5. Retailers and local organizations turned out in force on the 14th and U NW corridor to create a great shopping sale sidewalk party. There were sales, wonderful food and live entertainment for the thousands of local (and non-local) residents.
Pixie Windsor of Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and What not was the lead coordinator of 2012 Dog Days with retailers in the area. She said that several retail stores on 14th Street were reporting 100% increases in sales over last year’s Dog Days event.
“Plus, I think the the biggest boost was for the participating businesses on U Street. This year, Dog Days truly expanded from 14th Street to U Street as well,” said Windsor. She said the live music at sound stages was probably a contributing factor in the huge success of Dog Days 2012.
Once run by the MidCity Business Association (the organization is currently on hiatus) planning for this 13-year tradition was been taken over by the MidCity businesses themselves. This grassroots approach united local businesses and drew interest from new retailers as well as restaurants, community centers, and art and music venues. With street musicians, never-ending sidewalk sales, restaurant specials, and events up and down the corridor, the 2012 MidCity Dog Days just have been the most successful one yet. This year’s Dog Days had almost 50 local sponsors.
See you next year!