NBC4 | 'Anacostia is a Gold Mine': Big Businesses Set to Open East of the River

Major companies including Starbucks and Chase Bank are taking over prime real estate in D.C.’s historic Anacostia neighborhood, and some small businesses owners in the area say they are welcoming the change.

”Anacostia is a gold mine. It’s a gem,” said Stanley Jackson, president and CEO of Anacostia Economic Development Corporation.

Jackson says he’s been part of Anacostia’s business community for 30 years and he’s excited that three corporations are bringing their business into the heart of the neighborhood.

Starbucks is set to open its first stand-alone location in D.C. east of the Anacostia River right next to a new apartment complex, the Maple View Flats.
— Mark Seagraves, NBC4