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Sometime this summer—-ahh, summer—-I passed by the Howard Theatre and literally remarked aloud “Oh good, they finally started work.”

Well here, I present the video proof of that progress:

The footage basically shows workers chipping away at the stucco facade, which has been covered since the 1940s, according to the Howard Theatre nonprofit’s website.

The building, which sits at the corner of 6th and T Streets NW in Shaw, is being renovated and refurbished for a 2010 opening date, according to a recent DC North article. As I wrote back in December, the theatre’s ground floor will be redeveloped as a dinner theater-type setting, with a balcony still above, according to artistic renderings.