Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WASHPO | A new start in Anacostia

Go HERE to read the full article by Clinton Yates. 

Editor's Note: Since this article has posted the new owner is keeping the name Uniontown Bar & Grill.

On a scorching summer afternoon on Martin Luther King Avenue in Southeast Washington,  Cedar Hill Bar & Grill opened its doors to the neighborhood. It’s named after Frederick Douglass’ historic home around the corner, just up W Street. 
But this is no ordinary opening in just another neighborhood. Cedar Hill occupies the  former Uniontown Bar & Grill, whose sign still adorned the building on the day of the soft launch. That place had a short, but eventful, history: Two years ago, Natasha Dasher, the restaurant’s owner, was busted for drug trafficking. After so much fanfare, to see it shuttered in such a way was disappointing for more than a few residents East of the River.


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