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The Financial Times covers H Street’s renaissance:

A once-troubled area of Washington DC is attracting a new clientele – and the Obamas

Nothing elevates the status of a burgeoning district in Washington DC like a visit from the president and first lady of the US. Back in March, the Obamas held a fundraising dinner at Boundary Road – a new restaurant on H Street Northeast, just behind Union Station and not far from the Capitol Building. While the event raised thousands of dollars for Obama’s re-election campaign, the real beneficiary was H Street itself – a 1.5 mile-long thoroughfare increasingly packed with upscale restaurants, bars and real estate

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