“After decades of trial and error to revive the 106-year-old building, the jewel of Five Points will return as a hotel, jazz venue and restaurant. The announcement came last night at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library where a surprising mix of partners revealed the plan to a packed room of community members. The key players include everyone from a developer (Palisade Partners), Five Points community members and entrepreneurs (Norman Harris Jr. and Haroun Cowans), a Washington D.C. poet (Andy Shallal) and even an NBA basketball star (Chauncey Billups). While the group may seem to be a hodge-podge of participants, decades of failed revitalization plans made it clear that many hands are needed to make The Rossonian sing once again.”
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Werges, Brittany. 303 Magazine 17 April 2018.