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Diane Gross & Khalid Pitts


Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts opened Cork Wine Bar in January 2008 in their Logan Circle neighborhood with the dream of creating a welcoming space for people to come with friends and family to try outstanding wines, often from unexplored regions of the world, paired with delicious, simple, local food. In December 2009, the couple expanded their offerings with the debut of Cork Market & Tasting Room. Pitts is a long-time social justice activist; formerly he was the National Political Director for the Sierra Club and currently serves as a principal at Democracy Partners and as a member of the Executive Board of the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority. Prior to co-founding Cork, Gross was a civil rights lawyer and was General Counsel to Senator Barbara Mikulski. They live in Logan Circle with their two children.