Monica Bhide Posted October 16, 2006 Share Posted October 16, 2006 (edited) Folks -- Any recommendations for a late dinner with friends around the Washington Convention Center? Moderately priced. Any cuisine but of course good food Thanks!! --- To make this clear for out-of-town visitors, there was an "old" Convention Center, and there is a "new" Convention Center. *IN THEORY ONLY* every post on this thread was written after the new convention center opened, and should therefore pertain to the new one, and not the old one, but double check to be sure - here are descriptions of the old, and the new: Washington Convention Center (The Old Convention Center): This was located at 909 H Street NW, to the northwest of Verizon Center. Opening in 1982, it was 800,000 square feet, making it the fourth-largest convention center in the United States. However, by 1997, it was only the thirtieth-largest, as other cities poured money into competing for convention dollars. Plans were made for a newer, more modern facility, and on Dec 18, 2004 - 5 months before this website opened - it was imploded. Nevertheless, to show you how large this was, it's boundaries were: H Street NW on the South, New York Avenue NW on the North, 11th Street NW on the West, and 9th Street NW on the East. Walter E. Washington Convention Center (The New Convention Center) This is located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, north of Mount Vernon Square. Opening in 2003 - the year before this website opened - it is 2,300,000 square feet, with 703,000 square feet of exhibit space. It's boundaries are: Mount Vernon Place on the South, N Street NW on the North, 9th Street NW on the West, and 7th Street NW on the East - just a five-minute walk from where the old convention center was. Edited February 7, 2015 by DonRocks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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