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Downtown real estate mogul Douglas Jemal, newly filtered by P.R. firm 360jmg, listed his top five favorite District hangouts for Cultural Tourism DC. The main criteria? Either be within a five-block radius of his house, or be owned by him, or both. In Jemal’s own words:
1. 702 H Street, NW: My office and home where I spend a great deal of time.
2. Calvary Baptist Church: I pass by this church daily when walking my dog. I love the spiritual value it adds to the community, and they give back to the neighborhood offering a soup kitchen to the area homeless.
3. Old Woody’s Building (Woodard & Lothrop): I own the building and I am so happy it has been brought back to life!
4. Fro-Zen-Yo: On F Street: I love it for obvious reasons! — Ed. note: He may like the yogurt, but it’s also his tenant.
5. District ChopHouse: Douglas Development was in charge of the development. It is the first restaurant downtown before the Verizon Center and revamp of the Chinatown area.