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.