DCanter customer donating clothing for Dress for Success (Photo via Facebook/DCanter)

The Capitol Hill wine shop DCanter, the Hill location of Hank’s Oyster Bar and the restaurant Molly Malone’s are offering special discounts today to call attention to the gender pay gap.

The Capitol Hill businesses are giving 22 percent discounts to recognize that women earn an estimated 78 cents for every dollar men make. The promotions are organized by Lean in DC, which is encouraging D.C. businesses to pay men and women equally.

At Hank’s on the Hill (633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE), women, and their advocates, will receive a 22 percent discount during the restaurant’s 5 to 7 p.m. happy hour. All people deserve equal pay, Hank’s spokesman Shane Mayson said.

“At this stage in the game, it’s a little silly that this is even an issue,” he said. “It’s like being a 40-year-old smoker — at this stage, we should know better.”

A few blocks away, the bar Molly Malone’s (713 8th St. SE) also is promoting a 22-percent-off happy hour, from 6:22 p.m. to 8:22 p.m. Democratic Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida are slated to visit Molly Malone’s to show their support for equal pay.

DCanter (545 8th St. SE) is giving all women 22 percent off their purchases. The wine shop also is accepting donations for the D.C. chapter of Dress for Success, giving ladies’ business attire to help women in need.

“As a woman business owner and a woman who is employed in the workforce, it’s important for me to help raise awareness about the gender gap in pay between women and men,” said DCanter co-owner Michelle Lim Warner. “We can all benefit from helping each other out.”

Photo via Facebook/DCanter


Nigel Barker (Photo via DCanter)(Updated at 5:20 p.m.) The British photographer best known for appearances on “America’s Next Top Model” and “The Face” is headed to the Hill.

Nigel Barker will hold a book signing at the Barracks Row wine shop DCanter on Saturday, Feb. 28, the owners announced. The 545 8th St. SE store will offer a tasting of wines from world fashion capitals, and Barker will sign copies of his new book, “Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion.”

DCanter agreed to host the event after hearing Barker was looking to introduce his book in D.C., co-owner Michelle Lim Warner said.

“I thought having a book signing in celebration of wine, art and fashion would be fun to host here,” she said. “Our team connected with Barker’s team and the wine tasting-slash-book signing event was born.”

DCanter regularly books their store for fundraisers, baby showers and corporate events, and the owners are open to hosting more celebrity events, Warner said.

Barker’s book contains 200 influential fashion photographs taken from the ’40s to today, featuring everyone from Twiggy to Cara Delevingne.

Tickets for the event scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. are available online and cost $10 for the wine tasting, and $42 for the tasting and the book.

Photo via DCanter


DCanter (Photo via Facebook/DCanter Wines)A Barracks Row wine shop wants to figure out what kind of vino you like and send it home to you.

The 545 8th St. SE store DCanter launched a “wine concierge” service yesterday (Wednesday), they announced. Participants sign up to receive 6 or 12 bottles a month, consult with store staff about budget and preferences, and then the bottles are delivered home.

“We can help people discover certain wine styles,” co-owner Michelle Warner told Roll Call. “[Participants] don’t really need to know a lot about wine.”

Customers can skip months when needed and cancel at any time, and there are no membership or delivery fees.

“DCanter is thrilled to offer this service purely for your convenience,” the company’s website says.

The shop that opened in July 2013 is a finalist for a Hilly Award, in the New Business of the Year category.

Photo via Facebook/DCanter Wines


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