HISTORY MEETS PERSONALITY
Experience the Renaissance of H Street, the most dynamic and exciting neighborhood in the District of Columbia.
H Street Main Street’s mission is to encourage and develop dynamic and quality, services and community resources in a safe and welcoming environment for the immediate community and beyond. Through a holistic approach in developing partnerships, working with volunteers, youth participation, providing technical assistance, education, and highlighting the importance of history, preservation and the arts we will change for the better.
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.
State Farm Insurance agent; Founder of the Rosser Agency
Owner and Manager of Stan’s Discount Clothing
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 6C-05
H Street entrepreneur and also a longtime DC firefighter
Founder and principal owner of the Twelve XII Restaurant and Lounge at 1123 H Street N.E.
J.D. and Adjunct Professor and Instructor at Baruch College, Queens College and Georgia Perimeter College.
Partner at Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
Special Projects Manager