Part of what made Kim Burkart’s job so thrilling was the people. “I think it was always exciting to be on 14th Street,” she says. From protests to changing businesses along the flourishing commercial corridor, Immortal Beloved, a salon on 14th St. NW near the U Street Metro stop, saw it all. To Burkart, a colorist at Immortal Beloved for eight years, it was perfectly located: halfway between downtown and uptown, accessible to people coming to and from work.