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Door of the Day

by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm 7 Comments

DSCN0117, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

This is from Monarch located next to the renovated building we looked at yesterday.

I’m most intrigued by the arm band ash tray…

  • eric in ledroit

    wedding favors! lol.

  • ontarioroader

    Here’s a great blog entry [not mine] about a visit some folks took to the place. Now I want to go:

    http://smashgfunk.blogspot.com/2008/02/monarch-affair.html

  • poo poo

    i think there was an article in the post a while back about the two guys (brothers) that run the place. during the ’69 riots they stayed locked in the store armed to the teeth, and basically have never left the joint since then.

  • Anonymous

    Dan, I nominate you to go in there and conduct an interview. Bring your buddy with the camera, too. They’re an odd bunch and I think you’d be the perfect person to get the true story behind Monarch Novelties and the Robinson boys.

  • AA

    Proceed with caution, POP… these guys are crazy. They are never open and once they were I went inside to check it out and they acted incredibly suspicious and followed me around watching my every move. They did everything they could to get me to leave, even though I really wanted to buy something from them. The store is filled literally with crap no one wants (I was looking for easter eggs not during the easter-season…) Again, I wholeheartedly believe this is a front operation for something besides crap you could win at a fair… are they old carnies that just can’t let go of their trinkets?? No one knows…

  • Anonymous

    Interesting article about the Robinson’s from 2005.

    http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/display.php?id=30226

  • Mine is the blog entry linked above about going to Monarch Novelties. I suggest you leave those guys alone. They will kill you.

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