In a sign of the times, the US Mint announced that they have sublet a part of their headquarters at 801 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC for retail space. The least is for ten years with two five-year options.

The southwest corner of the building is the corner of 9th Street and H Street, NW. It is the near Washington’s Chinatown section and two blocks from the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards professional basketball team and Washington Capitals professional hockey club. The area around the Verizon Center is a popular, revitalized section of Washington.

This space is being leased to Cuba Libre, a Cuban restaurant and rum bar based in Philadelphia that has restaurants in Atlantic City and Orlando. Cuba Libre’s great reputation will only add to the overall neighborhood that includes restaurants representing the cuisines from many areas of the world. As a fan of Cuban food, I am looking forward to their opening.

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