Honoring Jane Lang and Ann Belkov of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Anwar Saleem of H Street Mainstreets, Betty Hart of With These Hands Salon, and Leon Robbins of Stan's Discount Clothing
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This Thursday, the Humanities Council is celebrating the past and present of H Street NE! Each year the Council selects one of the city’s most vibrant and storied commercial corridors and honors longtime and newly arrived business leaders working to make their neighborhoods great! In 2011 we honored U Street, NW, and last year’s “great street” was Georgia Ave, NW. This year’s honorees are: Jane Lang and Ann Belkov of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Anwar Saleem of H Street Mainstreet, Betty Hart of With These Hands Salon, and Leon Robbins of Stan’s Discount Clothing!
The honorees will be introduced by special guest Tommy Wells, DC City Councilmember for Ward 6, and each will tell their story in the ever-entertaining style of SpeakeasyDC! For the past few weeks, volunteer storytellers from SpeakeasyDC have coached the honorees, and we can’t wait to hear them reminisce about H Street!
Belkov will accept the award on behalf of the Atlas Performing Arts Center. She is on Atlas’ Executive Committee, and its Board of Directors. She has a long history with the organization, as she was one of the National Parks Service rangers on hand to dedicate the Atlas as a historic property on the National Register of Historic Places.
As the Executive Director of H Street Main Street, Saleem has helped attract over 100 new businesses and 1500 new jobs to the historic commercial corridor. He is as dedicated to the community as he is to the revitalization of businesses in the neighborhood.
Hart’s beauty salon, With These Hands, has been a fixture on H Street for nearly 30 years. She has trained
countless hairstylists, won numerous awards for customer satisfaction, and always gives back to the community that has supported her and her business since 1984!
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Robbins’ clothing store, Stan's Discount Clothing, has been a popular H Street establishment for 23 years, but it has roots in DC that go even deeper. His father Stan founded the business in 1947 at 9th and M Streets NW, later moving it to Chinatown, before Leon finally established it in its current location at 832 H Street, NE.
The evening will feature an open bar as well as food from sponsors Sticky Rice DC and Inspire BBQ. Tickets are only $50 each and the proceeds will benefit the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and its mission to transform lives through the power of the humanities!
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