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D.C.’s constant change rewards some restaurateurs while punishing others. 

Horace and Dickies—a 30-year fixture of H Street NE—will be selling its last fried fish sandwich in the neighborhood March 1. The problem wasn’t a lack of customers, but development that turned the business’ curbside into a parking nightmare. 

While it’s true change along H Street NE is displacing black-owned businesses, some are surviving and thriving. And some black-owned businesses are even opening.  

“There’s money to be made on H Street NE in this latest phase of redevelopment,” writes City Paper’s Laura Hayes, “and fortunately, some of the restaurant operators cashing in on current and future economic opportunities are people of color.” 

Hayes lists five great reasons why you’ve gotta go to H Street NE soon. 

On a separate note, City Paper is interested in learning about patients’ experiences with One Medical, the membership-based primary care practice with several locations in D.C. Don’t worry, we are open to not naming you if you have privacy concerns. If you are interested in speaking, write to me by replying to this newsletter or emailing me directly.  

—Amanda Michelle Gomez (tips? Email agomez@washingtoncitypaper.com)  

CITY DESK LINKS, by Amanda Michelle Gomez:

  • MayorMuriel Bowser shares budget priorities, while activists share their own.  [WUSA9, Twitter, Twitter]

  • Investigators discover causes of separate deadly fires that killed two eldery women: extension cord overheated & smoking indoors. [WTOP]  

  • Rally for Giant and Safeway workers today at 11 a.m. [Local400]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • Bowser was on a conservative radio show this morning to promote Mike Bloomberg. [Twitter]

  • Former councilmember-turned-lobbyist David Catania supports Patrick Kennedy in the Ward 2 race. [Twitter]

  • At-Large Councilmember Robert White’s bill would require lead testing on D.C. playgrounds. [DCist

  • ICYMI: ‘How Rising Sea Levels Threaten East Coast Commercial Real Estate’ [Bisnow]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • Blue Duck Tavern’s chef left to work for a catering company. [Washingtonian]

  • A dueling piano bar is coming to the former Ping Pong Dim Sum space in Chinatown. [DCist]

  • José Andrés is feeding passengers on the quarantined cruise ship. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • See Song Byeok’s bombastic paintings at Lost Origins Gallery. [WCP]

  • Mayor Bowser will sign the bill to make go-go the city’s official music this afternoon. [Washingtonian]

  • The Library of Congress has acquired the entire archive of photographer Shawn Walker—“the library’s first full archive of work by an African American photographer accessible to the public,” writes Kelsey Ables. [Post]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Anthony Cowan Jr. is now eighth on the Maryland men’s basketball all-time scoring list. But he’s not really concerned with his personal milestones. Cowan would rather talk about how disappointed he is in his TikTok views. [WCP]  

  • The Capitals have acquired veteran defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks and will send over a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 third-round pick in return. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

  • Nearly six months after a helmet to helmet hit, Washington NFL tight end Jordan Reed remains in the concussion protocol. [ESPN]

  • Juan Soto’s incredible 2019 season apparently hasn’t gotten to his head. The 21-year-old superstar’s goal this spring training? “I come here to make the team,” he told reporters. That should be a safe bet. [MASN]

CITY LIGHTS, by Emma Sarappo (Love this section? Get the full To Do This Week newsletter here. Tips? esarappo@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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