Month: August 1989

Green Line Construction outside Ben’s in 1989

After years of delays, construction on the U Street-Cardozo (as it was then known) WMATA Metrorail station began in 1987.  This photo – taken in 1989 – shows the front of Ben’s as part of the station’s infrastructure is being prepared to be lowered into the ground.  Throughout much of the construction Ben’s was kept open by just two employees: Virginia Ali and an associate.