otherwise, Tony's Place (northeast corner of 14th and Good Hope) has seen some nice upgrades in the last few months:
although the vinyl windows aren't my all-time favorite (this is outside the historic district), the new awning is a creative alternative to what is often seen
not sure I'd qualify this general take-out place as an American Diner, but to each his own:
the signs are pretty snazzy ... but does the pipe-wiring for the lights have to be on the exterior?
These are the kinds of upgrades that Main Street Anacostia helps oversee and even fund. They are a hugely important way to change neighborhood perceptions and legitimize the existing businesses along Good Hope and MLK.
photos by DG-rad