Got word Ward 8 is losing one of its landmark properties. The colorful house on top of the hill also known as the Anacostia Arts Gallery & Boutique is closing its doors. On Sunday, I made a visit to the boutique and ran into the owner Ms. Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton. Busy Bee told me it was time to sell because the boutique was no longer supporting itself.
Of course, she did not want to sell it just to any investor. She wanted to sell the property to someone who cared about helping the community. The lucky new owner is Rocketship Education Charter School. Rocketship is a charter school that has a history locating in communities where there is an achievement gap.
|I love the Spirit of "Busy Bee!" She told me though she is selling the house,|
she isn't going anywhere! She lives in Ward 8!