- Associated Press - Saturday, February 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington street festival is moving its location due to the opening of Trump International Hotel.

The Japan-American Society of Washington has long held a street festival along Pennsylvania Ave NW.

But The Washington Post reports (wapo.st/1Ql3yo9) it’s moving this year to the Capitol Riverfront.

That’s because of a deal the hotel made with the city to keep one lane open on Pennsylvania Ave at all times for its valet service.

Organizers say they won’t have enough room for the festival if they can’t use all six lanes.

Most of the other events that shut down Pennsylvania Avenue could still be held a few blocks away so they can use all six lanes.

That won’t work for the Japan-American Society because another event is being held the same day.


Information from: The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com

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