Owners of Angles and Little Fountain Cafe in Negotiations to Sell

by Prince Of Petworth June 3, 2016 at 10:25 am 8 Comments

2339 18th Street, NW

And so the wind continues to blow. Doesn’t make it any less sad to hear though. And this one stings a lot for me. When I first moved to the District in 1997 this was my very first home away from home. But more on that when this is finalized. Suffice it to say I and many others have had lots of fond, fuzzy and crazy memories at one of the best true, and not used tritely, neighborhood bars – Angles. And Little Fountain Cafe of course has been one of the best “hidden gems” for years. They’d be celebrating their 23rd anniversary next month. Welp, the rumors have been swirling for a while and all I can say is – it’s true. It’s not a done deal yet but the owners are indeed in very serious negotiations to sell the building. Nothing has been finalized as of today but I’ll be updating with more details when it is official.

I’m now going to listen to Tom Waits for a few hours and hopefully stop weeping by this evening…

18th Street looking northwest towards Columbia Road

  • Philippe Lecheval

    More depressing news for Adams Morgan. Both of those places are top notch for what they are.

  • Back in the day, Angles was where every single Friday night of mine started and ended. Sacred ground it shall remain.

  • Colhi

    This used to be our adult oasis in Adams Morgan. Sad to see it go but I am probably part of the problem because I haven’t been back in 4 or so years.

  • AMDCer

    Little Fountain is a gem – sorry to hear this. I took my brother and sister-in-law there just a month ago or so when they were in town. We all agreed, sometimes you just want a nice meal in an atmosphere that encourages conversation without all the small-plate, farm-to-table, precious presentation, we don’t take reservations, you can only get a reservation three weeks in advance, $14 cocktail list crap… My Adams Morgan touchstones are falling fast.

    • Philippe Lecheval

      I feel your pain. The DC I fell in love with when I moved here is quickly dying out, giving way to a mix of overpriced homogeny and obnoxious, hipsterish crap. If I weren’t so tied down by my career, I’d be hitting the road.

      • d

        Yep, change is hard and so is aging. But you’ll always have the memories, at least until the senility really sets in.

  • Case by Case

    I’m glad they own the building!!! They work very hard at two jobs and this should give them a solid retirement. Silver lining.

  • Bob Chipeska

    Nice to slip “Fuzzy” in there. Well done. Hat-tip.


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