In 1934, the Trivoli opened for the first time.
Then a couple of things happened. The Metro system completed it's Green Line between U Street and Fort Totten including a station one block south of here. By then, the neighborhood had become an affordable destination for the cities burgeoning Hispanic population--mostly from war torn El Salvador. With the influx came an entrepreneurial spirit that foster local small businesses and attracted a larger interest in economic development. Ironically, this interest has also led to a degree of gentrification, but one can't deny the vibrancy of the redevelopment--and surge that began with the Trivoli Theater.