Face painters, rafflers and the sound of live music filled the 800 block of H Street NE, as neighborhood residents celebrated the grand opening of the 8th and H Retail Center.
Developed by H Street CDC, the 6,500 square foot 8th and H Retail Center is home to Foot Locker, Blimpie’s and a SunTrust ATM. A third retailer is yet to be named.
The community had a particular interest in the redevelopment of this corner. The building on the site was vacant, deteriorating and used for various criminal activities. Over a number of years, LISC invested $530,000 in the acquisition of the property and removal of the existing building.
Bringing 20 new jobs to the community and new choices for shopping and eating, the H and 8th retail center is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.