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Prayers Unanswered: Capital City Diner Moving to Union Market at 1309 5th St, NE

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2012 at 10:30 am 11 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Nivad

In early April a reader sent a link to a craigslist ad mentioning a 24 hour diner being moved to Columbia Heights/Petworth. I prayed it was the Capital City Diner. I didn’t pray hard enough. In fairness to God, the 1996 New York Yankees did win the World Series and I distinctly remember at that time, promising to God I would never ask for anything else again if the Yankees won. Ed. Note: In 2005, after winner lottery tickets to attend the Nationals first game, I converted to a full time Nationals fan.

Yesterday the Washington Post revealed the final resting place for the Capital City Diner:

“The historic diner’s new owner is the same company, South Carolina-based Edens, that is developing part of the Capital City/Florida Avenue Market into the forthcoming farm- and chef-driven Union Market.

Edens is still not sure what it will do with the diner yet, but the spokeswoman said the developer plans to “preserve it and incorporate it somehow into the Union Market redevelopment.”


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