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“Capital Checkers Has Lost Its Home” in Shaw


Capital Checkers, 9th and S Street, NW

Ed. Note: I’ve been concerned this might happen here since 2015.

“Capital Checkers was founded in 1985 by a group of dedicated players looking to create a more formal community. As DC has evolved, so has the organization. But some things never change: our commitment to the community, our passion for the game, and our friendships with each other.”

From an email:

“After 40 years as a DC cultural institution, Capital Checkers will soon be forced to close its doors in Shaw. Long time renters at 815 S St NW, the landlord has decided to sell the property and the club must leave by the end of March!

We are currently seeking to find a new space for the club, whether it be an independent space, a local recreation center, or a friendly business.

Amidst Covid-19 the club has continued to meet, but times are tough and it will be difficult for the club to afford all the moving and storage expenses. We need the community’s support to ensure that this club can endure!

We have created a fundraiser to support the club’s move. We would appreciate if you could help to spread the word. If you are able to donate please do: gf.me/u/zk5vpw

If you have leads on potential spaces for the club, please send them to [email protected] or [email protected]

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