Monday, October 31, 2011

Ben's Chili Bowl buys 1001 H St; WestMill Capital (Miller Brothers) buy 1351 H St

Housing Complex's Lydia DePillis breaks the news that the Ali family, owners of Ben's Chili Bowl & Ben's Next Door succeded in their quest to purchase 1001 H Street from George Parker, the long time owner of George's Place. Mr. Parker is retiring with a $900,000 check for the double wide building on the SE corner of 10th & H. 

Another H Street property changed hands this month too. 1351 H Street was purchased for $825,000 by WestMill Capital, run by Ben and Dan Miller. WestMill Capital is the new owner of the large plot that currently houses AutoZone and a surface parking lot and has plans to invest in several smaller projects along the corridor.  DePillis previously reported that this property would be put to a restaurant use of some sort with a farm-to-table concept, a Red Rocks pizzeria, or a Bon Chon South Korean chicken style venue all considered possibilities. We'd welcome any of the three. The building is one of the last ones in a well-used stretch of H Street that is full of restaurants which is bookended the Atlas Performing Arts Center and SOVA and is located immediately in between Rock n Roll Hotel and Star and Shamrock.


  1. Thank you for this information--its almost as if the restaurant owners can read my mind. Red Rocks :) or Bon Chon! oh my--this could be really great!

  2. All around fantastic news!

  3. Can we have all three? Red Rocks, Bon Chon AND a farm-to-table spot with a good list of wines by the glass? Put one here, one by Smith Commons, and one in the old gym spot next to Atlas Room.