There’s nothing more important to a great downtown/main street than the entrepreneurs who open that signature restaurant or venue that starts a chain reaction of quality venues behind it.
Warren Brown had dual degrees in law and public health from George Washington University, but hated his work as a lawyer for the federal government. Meanwhile, friends and family loved anything he baked. So he did what most lawyers do – quit his job and opened a bakery.
A few awards and an Oprah appearance later, CakeLove has helped spark a revival of the 14th and U neighborhood downtown in Washington DC.