Photo by fickr user izik
Big news from @HStreetDC_ last night:
“End of an era! The Lil’ Pub on #capitolhill has been sold to next door neighbor CVS. Where is the Restoration Society? Landmark it!”
Li’l Pub is located at 655 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. Another flickr user writes that it was:
“Built in 1937 as Little Tavern No. 20″
Little Tavern was:
a chain of hamburger restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
The first Little Tavern opened March 24, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky, by Harry F. Duncan. The first Washington location was opened in October 1928 and the first in Baltimore opened its doors in June 1930. By 1937, there were 33 shops open. At the height of the chain, there were almost 50 locations. Duncan sold the chain in 1981. The last restaurant closed on April 29, 2008.
Any fans of Li’l Pub?
Update: A representative of the Li’l Pub says they are unaware of any sale. Will update as more info/details become available.