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Penn Camera Abruptly Closes in Penn Quarter

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

One of the last brick and mortar camera shops has closed their doors for good. A reader sends word yesterday:

Calumet Photo bought Penn Camera, a DC institution on E Street and elsewhere, a while back after Penn declared bankruptcy. Today, without notice, they shuttered all their U.S. stores, which includes Penn Camera. Sad to see a DC institution for photographers disapper so suddenly.”

Penn Camera was located at 840 E Street, NW. For those with deep pockets – there is still the Leica store at 975 F Street, NW.

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