H Street has returned to its roots as a thriving, commercial hub, and is home to a diverse, cohesive community. A revitalized visual and performing arts scene, hipster bars, music venues, and a boom of high-end condos and apartments are quickly reshaping the historic corridor, bringing new opportunities for residents, consumers and business owners.
Whether it’s falafel, or fried fish; bluegrass, jazz, or rock, H Street’s scene offers something for everyone. The one-and-a-half mile commercial corridor boasts coffee shops, a farmer’s market, more than 100 retail stores, and a collection of international cuisines, including Italian, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Jamaican, British, Belgian and Southern, among many others.
Since its inception, the H Street Main Street organization has been a strong and effective advocate and principal leader of H Street redevelopment. A nonprofit entity, H Street Main Street represents the interests of the H Street community in presentations to DC Government officials, including testifying before the DC City Council and working for grant funding to support H Street business improvements.
H Street Main Street perhaps is best-known as the principal organizer of the H Street Festival. The event, held annually on the third Saturday in September, draws more 150,000 festival-goers to enjoy great food, music, art, and camaraderie. All year long, H Street Main Street provides valuable commercial property improvement services and government relations assistance to the H Street business community.