There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
You’re looking at the storefront at 816 H St. NE, which, until recently, housed the Fusion Mental Health Clinic. In January, however, it will officially become the new home of HR-57. Or so says this liquor license application, which lists one Alquiades A Puesan—-better known as Tony—-as the applicant.
Despite the graffiti on the door (and the current lack of outdoor lighting—-the lamppost in the foreground is inactive for now), this isn’t a bad space. It’s a three-story building, though it’s unknown as of yet how much of that room HR-57 will occupy. Or how well the venue will do on the new H Street.
That said, another regular jam-session participant offered Arts Desk a positive take on the move. “H Street is great,” pianist Amy Bormet gushes. “I live a few blocks from the new spot and I’m super excited to have some jazz. Most of the musicians I know can’t afford to live near Dupont/U Street anymore.”