GQ recently released a list of the 100 Best Men’s Stores in America, and local cool-kid hub Maketto made the cut. The retail store is a triple threat featuring a restaurant downstairs and a coffee shop up top.
The brainchild of ramen extraordinaire Erik Bruner-Yang (Toki Underground) and designer Will Sharp (Durkl), Maketto takes traditional Asian-inspired design and cuisine and adds a modern day twist. Its minimalistic aesthetic fits right in with the eclectic row of bars, stores and restaurants that line the H Street corridor.
Maketto is also a success story for local real estate crowdfunding startup Fundrise. It was the company's first ever project in 2012, and facilitated $325,000 of investment from 175 residents of D.C. and Virginia. The crowdfunded portion of the investment represented approximately a third of the project's total value. The project was completed earlier this year and opened to the public in April.
Maketto is located at 1351 H St. N.E. Washington, D.C., 20002.