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  • Kingman Park

    This was expected. Whoever owned this land made a pretty penny.

  • jdh03

    I would not complain if the Popeye’s on H St closed. I would in fact, be rather pleased.

    • Monster!

      • Tsar of Truxton

        But when is the last time you actually visited this institution?…

    • Would be nice if they at least cleaned it up some like the one on 14th Street.

      • And even better if they turned it into a Bojangles.

        • Joshua

          Oh yes.

        • Anon


        • Whop

          Bojangles being in Union Station probably means they won’t be adding another one in NE. Love the location near Iverson Mall though.

  • Bozehound

    I can’t wait for someone to make the anti-gentrification case about the loss of the H Street Checkers…

  • Ally

    Oh thank god. I’ve been a vegetarian for 26 years, and this place was my only remaining temptation! Seriously. My mother (a school teacher) and I would always stop for checkers hamburgers, fries, and a shake after school. I’m just going to go now and munch on my tofu. ;)

  • You could smell the grease from at least 2 blocks away. Anytime we would trek up to Tony’s and have to walk by this place I kept hoping that someday they would sell. Still hoping that’s the case, it’s a nice big lot.

    • Kingman Park

      You’d get your daily allowance of sodium by just walking by.

  • Celebrating

    This has been in the works for quite some time. http://www.capitalcommunitynews.com/content/checkers-maryland-ave-ne-sold
    As a resident of this block, I can tell you that neighbors are not sorry to see this place, with all of its trash in our yards and noise waking us up, close.

  • Anon

    I’m really going to miss almost getting run over by MD drivers–blind to everything on two wheels–turning left into Checkers in a rush to get their morning grease fix.

  • Navy Yard

    I smell Chick-fil-A

    • jch

      +1 . Yes, please. I hate driving 15 minutes into MD for my fix.

      • textdoc

        What about the Columbia Heights one? Is the lack of drive-through a dealbreaker?

  • Simon Billenness

    Good riddance! I’m tired of picking up all the Checkers food wrappers lying around the neighborhood. I must have eaten there only three or four times in ten years.

  • eflash33

    so happy,

  • Dapu Fliccus

    whatever shape the new construction takes, there needs to be a plate glass window on the ground floor just the right size for a vehicle.

    • kbloomingdale

      Just like the gelato place by Union Market

  • Mike

    Most of you sound to be obvious racist.
    NEWS FLASH: folks other than white people read the blogs too…..SMH!
    SURPRISE!!!!… this is partly why white folks who are the ones being victimize on the streets here in the D.C. area.

    • Anon

      Is this… is this just bad satire?

    • Alex

      Is it?

    • It’s racist to be glad that Checker’s closed? How does one even possibly make that mental leap?

      • Thunder

        Nope. But if you are glad that Tony’s closed then maybe.

  • Anon

    I would be much more sad about this if I still lived in Cap Hill. I’m still a little sad though. Going to miss their shakes and fries even if it was only an annual pilgrimage

    • overonhst

      The one at NY Ave NE and Bladensburg Rd NE is still open.

  • Lana C

    Not sad seeing them go! I’m sick and tired of picking up their wrappers and trash from our yard.

  • Sarabess

    Any truth to the rumor a Sonic is going to open there?


    Just reading the comments it sounds like white people didn’t like checkers but remember this is that you just moved in. We will start making noise about your little clubs you have on H st. Don’t make waves orr we will make bigger waves.

  • Effie

    Guys I literally just ate here not long ago, and inside of my burger was one of those small metal ties that you use to close up hamburger bun bags, hot dog buns. I luckily saw it before I ingested it!


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