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Feels like just yesterday it was ChooChoo7 but it’ll soon be six months!

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the DC Streetcar will begin Sunday service September 18, the day after the 11th annual H Street Festival.

This announcement comes as the DC Streetcar marks its six-month milestone this weekend, Saturday, August 27. The system began passenger service February 27 with more than 8,100 people joining Mayor Muriel Bowser for the inaugural ride on the new system. The start of passenger service marked the return of streetcars to the District for the first time since 1962. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From a press release:

“The 2016 H Street Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 from noon – 7 p.m. This year’s event will span 10 blocks of H Street NE with 14 staging areas, dozens of interactive attractions and displays and over 250 businesses, restaurants, community organizations and vendors. Join us for great entertainment, food, drinks, contests, family-friendly activities and more!

Organized by H Street Main Street, the annual event highlights the unique spirit of the H Street NE Corridor and is one of the most popular in the D.C. region. It’s been named the best community Festival by The Washington City Paper for the last six years and regularly attracts a crowd of over 125,000 fun-seekers.

Attendees coming to the Festival to enjoy music, contests and other entertainment, won’t be disappointed. The Festival will have a variety of shows, featuring some of the best local and regional performers in Go-Go music, rap, R&B, jazz, rock-n-roll, soul music, gospel and more. There will also be pie eating and tattoo contests, dance performances from a variety of cultures and disciplines, martial arts demonstrations and many more non-musical acts.

For those coming to eat and drink, this year’s Festival will offer a bounty of delectable edibles and libations. The culinary offerings will span everything from American staples such as barbeque and fried chicken to exotic and unusual dishes from all corners of the globe. And for those festivalgoers who come hoping to enjoy some spirits, we’ll have multiple beer and liquor gardens.

Other attractions, include: (more…)

929 11th Street Northeast

This house is located at 929 11th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Muscle-Bound Beauty Queen, working up a sheen of light, pouring out, pooling up, running over with form&function, Command-Central Kitchen, cooks by itself, frantic for wholefoods, demanding organics like wood, stone, and steel in a deal with twin meters, renting’s much neater, payment much sweeter, thank you airB&B, unless you seek flex, home-office vocation, lawless recreation, flawless location.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $897,000.

915 12th Street Ne Northeast

This rental is located at 915 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Be the first to rent these beautiful 2 bed 2 bath condos! With a private elevator to the roofdeck, floor to ceiling windows, gorgeous hardwood flooring, custom kitchen and designer baths, these condos make the perfect home for anyone looking to live glamorously in the exciting H Street Corridor! Parking included. Pet friendly!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,600/Mo.

haymaker
1015 H Street, NE

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I stopped by the Haymaker last night, which is now (soft) open in the former Atlas Room space. The bar looks great inside (though they still have a banner out front instead of a real sign) and we thought the drinks and food were good and reasonably priced. It definitely shows promise as a low-key neighborhood spot for H St residents, which the bartender told us is the goal. We will be back for sure.

Just wanted to let you know that they are up and running, and encourage other neighbors to check them out!”

A peek at the bar from Haymaker’s facebook page:

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“We are a casual neighborhood bar with a focus on drinks at a value and fun bar food. Join us after work or late night.

#HStreetNE neighborhood bar. Great beer on tap,by the bottle, a few wines by the glass, classic cocktails, highballs and two “punches.” Bar food we don’t take too seriously! The Haymaker – One Last Punch!”

queen vic
1206 H Street, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending from Biz Buy Sell (Ed. Note: That website took my photo above but I am in no way affiliated with them.) Update: The listing has been pulled.

“Phenomenal opportunity for an owner/operator to purchase a beloved and massively successful local Restaurant. Permitted, Licensing, and PROFITABLE operation sold with C2A Fully Renovated Building on DC’s hottest corridor. Thousands of new residential units under construction in immediate vicinity. Consistently ranked one of DC’s best Soccer bars and some of DC’s best food. Operational and financing assistance available.”

Asking price is not listed…