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Carlos Pyatt grew up across the street from where Peterson lives. Pyatt hadn’t been back to this block since he moved away in the early ’80s.
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Alex Padro, who represents Shaw on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, cites this trend as proof that longtime residents benefit from the community’s growth.
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“In the old days, maybe 80 percent could walk to the church,” he said. “Now just turn that around.”
Shifts like this one have meant that institutions such as churches preserve some of the few remaining ties drawing former residents back to the community. Smith hopes his church can serve as a centerpiece of the community, not just as a relic of the past.
“We’re trying to portray that we’re not the black church on the corner, but we’re the community church,” he said.
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A few blocks away, the owner of Hollywood Styles Barbershop is thinking through a similar set of questions. For decades, the shop has occupied this small brick storefront just off Seventh Street, a stretch of Shaw that typifies much of the change here. Convenience stores and Ethiopian takeout joints housed in beat up storefronts carry on next door to upscale coffee shops, bakeries and bars.
Shop owner DeLonta Dickerson said barbershops are some of the few remaining businesses from the old Shaw.
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