Monday, February 28, 2011

Rickeys, Riots, and Retail 3/3 Smith Commons via City Stream & EHT Traceries

Rickeys, Riots & Retail: An H Street History Experience at Smith Commons with CityStream and EHT Traceries
Did you know that H Street NE was home to D.C.'s first Sears Roebuck store and was a humming commercial center prior to the 1968 riots? Or that the two buildings at 1379 and 1381 H Street NE are the oldest standing structures in the area and date back to 1872 and 1873? What about the rickey--did you know that D.C.'s semi-official cocktail was invented in 1883 at what is thought to be the district's first dive bar?

Who: CityStream, architectural history firm EHT Traceries and Smith Commons (1245 H St)
What: An evening of libations and enrichment; learn about and sip D.C.'s native cocktail, whipped up by a native Washingtonian; learn about the rich history of one of D.C.'s oldest neighborhoods with a rare photographic slideshow.
Where: H Street's newest hot spot and culinary destination, Smith Commons (1245 H St)
When: Thursday, March 3 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: Free to attend, cocktails available for purchase at the bar
How: This event is free, but you must reserve your spot here: Space is limited!
Why: You like to learn while you imbibe--drink & think!

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