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The Challenge of H Street Revitalization

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Look back over a decade and you’ll find that revitalizing H Street has had its challenges.  The Washington City Paper covered this ongoing story back in 2000.  Here’s the link:

The Merchants of H Street
By Kevin Diaz
September 29, 2000

Finding a manicure, a haircut, or a chicken sandwich on H Street NE is easy. Finding common ground over the street’s future is a lot harder.

There was a time, back in the segregated days when Washington was fiercely divided along racial lines, when the Atlas Theater on H Street NE was a rare oasis that brought blacks and whites together.

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