HSMS Great American Main Street Award Celebration

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Date(s) - April 29, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Atlas Performing Arts Center


H Street Main Street and the Department of Small and Local Business Development will host a special event to celebrate H Street NE receiving a 2013 Great American Main Street Award® (GAMSA). The grand celebration will take place on April 29 from 7 to 9pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, located at 1333 H Street, NE.


On Sunday, April 14th, H Street Main Street was presented with a 2013 Great American Main Street Award® (GAMSA), recognizing H Street as an outstanding example of urban commercial revitalization. Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center recognizes exceptional Main Street communities whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive commercial district revitalization. Winners are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants by a national jury based on successful and innovative uses of the Main Street Four-Point Approach®. H Street Main Street, which is funded by the Department of Small and Local Business Development’s DC Main Streets Program, is the second program in Washington DC to win this award.

Established in 2002 and managed through Department of Small and Local Business Development’s DC Main Streets Program, HSMS was designated as an organization to work with private and local partners to encourage and support small business growth and revitalization along the H Street, NE Corridor. Known as the last of the “riot corridors”, H Street built its legacy off of the civil rights era. Today, H Street stands as a symbol of urban and cultural transformation and is recognized as a neighborhood that has gone through a rebirth, adding a unique and diverse mix of retail and service businesses, drawing thousands people to the neighborhood each year.

The April 29 celebration is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine will be provided and guests will be entertained by music by the William Knowles Trio. H Street Main Street is grateful for generous donations to the event provided by Smith Commons, Washington Wholesale, Flying Dog Brewing Company, Inspire BBQ, CreateDC and to the Atlas Performing Arts Center for hosting this special event.


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