Our Neighborhood

We are extremely proud to be part of the historic U Street/Shaw neighborhood.

This is the old stomping ground DC musical luminaries like Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Shirley Scott, William DeVaughn The Blackbyrds, Elsworth Gibson, Pam Bricker and Lena Horne. Shaw has always had deep historic significance for African-American culture and commerce in Washington, DC. Today the neighborhood is once again booming with significant landmarks and newcomers like the Lincoln Theater, Bus Boys and Poets, the Ellington Condominiums, Ben’s Chili Bowl, Utopia, Cake Love and many more. We at Marvin are proud to be part of the rich tradition in one of America’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.