Tierney Plumb of WBJ reports that four historic neighborhoods have organized to take advantage of the D.C. Façade Improvement Program. The Barracks Row Main Street, H Street Main Street, Mt. Vernon Triangle and Shaw Main Street organizations are each helping facilitate grant applications for properties in their local businesses. Notable on the list are popular sushi restaurant Sticky Rice on H Street NE and Subways Liquor II here in the Mount Vernon Triangle.
Property owners will match grant money contributed by the Community Development Block Grant funded through the Department of Housing and Community Development. Improvements may include upgrades to signage, lighting, windows and restoration of other decorative architectural elements. In the case of Subway Liquor I don’t know the full extent of what is planned but do expect the security grating over the windows to come down.