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Top 10 Stories On The U And H Street Corridors

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1. American University associate professor Derek Hyra traces the evolution of racial tension and intermingling in Shaw and U Street in his new book.

2. Local master mixologist Trevor Frye is crafting a drinks menu that changes each night to reflect and pay homage to acts at the 9:30 Club. Find him at Five to One at 903 U St. NW.

3. Washingtonian gives a black-and-white visual tour of Black Broadway during its 1920s to 1950s heyday.

4. Local restaurateur Justin Harbin reveals his vision and plans for Blue Diner and Spile & Spigot, a 24-hour diner above a contemporary beer den arriving on H Street.

5. An $8.4M Chick-fil-A drive-thru property one block off H Street triple-net-leased to the chain for the next 25 years is for sale.

6. The high-end 431-unit Apollo on H Street emerges as a strong contender in D.C.’s apartment amenity wars.

7. Groundbreaking for the mixed-use development at 965 Florida Ave. NW, which includes a 51K SF Whole Foods below 428 apartments, is on track to begin this fall after several stops and starts.

8. 11th Property Group has acquired adjacent 1336 and 1338 H St. NE for $950K and $835K, respectively, and CEO Jay Gross plans to combine the two to create a single building with retail and apartments.

9. Bozzuto sold its 104K SF, 96-unit, U Street corridor residential building on 15th and V streets NW for $53M last year, helping it win the National Association of Home Builders’ Multifamily Development Firm of the Year award.

10. Peet’s Coffee is opening two more D.C. stores, one in NoMa and one next to the Whole Foods at 528 H St. NE, augmenting its 22 existing greater Washington locations. Both are mere feet from competitor Starbucks, which already is seeing depressed earnings and slower growth due to oversaturation.