Monday, July 25, 2011
WP: H Street, A Work In Progress
The Post ran this story on the growth on H Street over the weekend. The story focuses on the fact that much of the development thus far has been restaurants and bars, rather than retail. That's not exactly an unusual development pattern (nightlife thrives first, and retail follows). The story is pretty good, but a little more context might help. At times the piece just reads like a list, and this isn't helped by the proliferation of single sentence paragraphs. I'm also not sure I'd called Little Miss Whiskey's "a part-Western-part-voodoo-themed bar." But that's a minor point. The story also comes with video and a slideshow which are worth checking out. I also suggest you read this response from Richard Layman over at Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space. Richard's also got a link in there for his rules of restaurant driven revitalization. It's a good read if you haven't seen it before.