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Building The Hill

The Edwards Family and the Buildings They Improved

 

When reading about Capitol Hill history, it is easy to forget that behind all those real estate investors, contractors, and developers, there are a huge number of carpenters and other workers who do the actual work. Some of them have been working on the Hill for decades, and have had a hand in numerous buildings that make the Hill such a special place.

Barracks Row

Pop-Up Retail And The Beach On 8th Street

Recently we were introduced to an up-to-the-minute idea that mixes the remains of the old, pre-recession good times with some tricks of the new century. The name of this game is pop-up retail. And it’s happening on 8th Street.

The old temporary concept store (think Christmas tree stands) has grown new legs with the spread of social media. Throw in the growth of Internet shopping and the ability of smart phones to take credit card sales and, voila: pop-up retail stores are now overnight happenings.

H Street Life

Maketto Combines Street Food With Streetwear

 

It’s officially summer in DC. That means serious heat and humidity. Luckily, H Street has plenty of great spots to cool off and relax with a summery cocktail. For the younger set, the park at Joe Cole Community Center (1200 block of Morse Street NE) now boasts a spray park.

Maketto Combines Street Food With Streetwear

South by West

Tiber Island Historic Designation Favored at Hearing

 

Tiber Island Co-ops and Condominiums is the latest residential complex in Southwest to seek historic designation. The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) submitted an application last fall at the request of the Boards of the Co-Op and Condominium communities to be nominated to the District and National historic registers.