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DC Retail & Restaurant

Capturing The Changing Consumer

THIS EVENT ENDED ON October 27th, 2015

Presented by

Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors
Hosted at: The Howard Theatre
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Established in 1910, the legendary Howard Theatre is a staple in DC music history as one of the first places to host African-American audiences, giving rise to greats like Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin and James Brown. Recently updated with breathtaking state-of-the-art renovations and full service restaurant, The Howard Theatre has since expanded its calendar of events to a diverse spectrum of entertainment. From R&B and jazz to indie rock and electronica, past artists include the likes of Peaches, Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, Big Freedia, Misfits, Thrice and Blonde Redhead.

The Howard Theatre


  • More Speakers to be Announced



Time Activity
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Registration, Networking and Coffee
8:15 AM - 8:25 AM Welcoming Remarks
8:25 AM - 8:35 AM State of the Restaurant Industry
8:35 AM - 8:50 AM Keynote Interview: Superchef Scott Drewno
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM Restaurant Development
9:35 AM - 9:50 AM Keynote Interview: Pacers Running CEO Kathy Dalby
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Retail Development
Registration, Networking and Coffee
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcoming Remarks
8:15 AM - 8:25 AM
State of the Restaurant Industry
8:25 AM - 8:35 AM
Keynote Interview: Superchef Scott Drewno
8:35 AM - 8:50 AM
Restaurant Development
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM
Keynote Interview: Pacers Running CEO Kathy Dalby
9:35 AM - 9:50 AM
Retail Development
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM


The Howard Theatre
620 T St. NW
Washington, DC 20011

Level: Ground Floor

Parking: $20 Valet, $15 Self

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Would You Like Fries with that Sweater? Bisnow and a team of elite panelists will break down the trends in consumer demand, the hot submarkets to watch, and the innovative strategies that restaurateurs and retailers are using to gain market share.

How can retailers combat the ease of online shopping? Who is investing in DC, and where? Can the restaurant sector continue to sustain its growth, or is there a threat of a downturn in consumer activity looming on the horizon?

Join us as we answer these questions and more in what promises to be an interesting and exciting morning complete with breakfast and networking.