The Eastern Barrier

This snippet of 14th Street  and S Street is indicative of the large changes in investment that have swept through the neighborhood. The street is almost entirely restaurants and food establishments, many of which are priced for the upper end of the socioeconomic spectrum. The remainder is storefronts ranging from high end furniture and clothing retailers to small pawn shops and dry cleaners. 14th Street itself acts as a barrier between residency and the businesses that attract not only members of the community but citizens from outside the immediate area. 1618 S Street is located only 3 blocks west from this location yet the purposes behind each area are obvious: residency and economic opportunity.

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