The January Hill Rag, includes a piece by Elise Bernard in which she interview a variety of H Street community leaders about their hopes and expectations for what 2010 will bring.
We already know that there will be a ton of additional openings from more bars to sit down restaurants to a highly-regarded pie place on the east end (Dangerously Delicious will be first, but Biergarten Haus and Liberty Tree are close behind. Hopefully we will also see The Star & Shamrock, Vendetta and Drew before long). We also know that an Ethiopian restaurant, a high-end wine and spirits place, a grocery store, and a couple major mixed use residential/retail buildings are in the works on the 200-300-400, 600, and 800-900 blocks over the next year or two.
In the Hill Rag piece, Anwar Saleem of H Street Main Street shares that a pet store has been scouting locations on the 500 block of H and expresses his hope that we will eventually have a bike shop and a gym. So if we have a grocery store and a pet shop coming, what else are we does H Street still really need to add?
High on our list is a nice wine bar/restaurant in the model of Cork. Sova is a nice spot to grab a glass of wine, but doesn't quite fit the bill and many of our other spots are really beer-centric places. A nice gym and grocery would also be fantastic.
So what other types of establishments do we want to come to H Street in 2010 and beyond?
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