While many family businesses have been sold, some Washingtonians continue businesses inherited from parents and grandparents.
2005: Members of the Alperstein family have run businesses in the area for over a century. The first Alperstein’s furniture opened in Baltimore in 1904. In 1933, Al Alperstein opened a furniture shop at 1020 Seventh Street, NW. Across the street at 1015 Seventh Street, his nephew Richard continues the family business today.