441 New Jersey Ave, NW
“Your latest reminder that people suck. Graffiti at Kogod Liquors.”
Kogod Liquors and Deli Facebook says:
“A D.C. institution since 1946. Best variety of wine, whiskey and liquors in the District. Fantastic sandwiches, fries and rice bowls.”
In the spirit of #standingwithcomet – let us also #standwithkogod and buy lots of liquors!! Seriously, this is outrageous and we in the District know that love trumps hate. Let us smash hate with record liquor sales for Kogod.
Update from Kogod owners:
“Hello, this is Kogod Liquors & Deli. We have been in operation at our location at 441 New Jersey Avenue NW since 1946, just steps away from the U.S. Capitol. The current owners of Kogod have been operating the store for 20 years, since 1997.
This morning, we came to work to find a racist graffiti on our wall, reported below. While we are proud to be Korean Americans, we have made Washington D.C. our home for decades, and we do not plan on going anywhere else. It is sad to find out that there are people who thought otherwise.
Having said that, it is not our wish to turn this into any kind of political statement, other than to say that the graffiti was racist and racism is unacceptable. As soon as we took a picture of the graffiti to leave a record and reported to the police for vandalism, we erased the graffiti and got back to work—because we would prefer to focus on serving food and drinks.
We ask that you also respect our wishes to get back to work and put this unpleasant episode behind us. This will be only statement regarding this issue, and we respectfully ask for no further media coverage or interview requests. Thank you.”