About

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.

Board of Directors

  • Angela Evans Rosser

    State Farm Insurance agent; Founder of the Rosser Agency

  • Leon Robbins

    Owner and Manager of Stan’s Discount Clothing

  • Tony Richardson

    Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 6C-05

  • Clinton Humphries

    H Street entrepreneur and also a longtime DC firefighter

  • Delicia Gunn

    Founder of Indigo Engineering Group, LLC

  • Bernard Gibson

    Founder and principal owner of the Twelve XII Restaurant and Lounge at 1123 H Street N.E.

  • Roger Caruth

    J.D. and Adjunct Professor and Instructor at Baruch College, Queens College and Georgia Perimeter College.

  • Derek Dyson

    Partner at Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.

  • Alita Brown

    Founder of Fitness Together

HSMS Staff

  • Wuiping Yap
    Wuiping Yap

    Special Projects Manager

  • Kesia Minor
    Kesia Minor

    Assistant Director

  • Anwar Saleem
    Anwar Saleem

    Executive Director

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