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Adams Morgan Inn Says Good-Bye after 38 Years — by Adam Crain, owner, Adams Inn B&B

“After 38 years, the 27-room Adams Inn on Lanier Place in Washington DC is now closed, another victim of the Covid pandemic. Founded in 1983, Adams Inn’s namesake was its Adams Morgan neighborhood. There were two previous owners before I became owner in 2001. It is sheer coincidence that I share the same name as the Inn.

Adams Inn prided itself on affordability, always offering several rooms for under $90/night. With an average room rate of $128/night, breakfast included, the Inn was flooded with budget-conscious travelers. Our 86% annual occupancy rate was one of the city’s highest year after year. Many guests were repeat visitors, and many stayed for weeks at a time.

The Inn offered an intimacy rarely seen at larger hotels. With a small staff and low turnover, I got to know my staff; and they in-turn got to know our guests. My staff’s work ethic never ceased to amaze me; sick days were a rarity, and the work was fast paced. Most employees lived, at best, paycheck to paycheck, some hovering just beyond poverty. All were consumed with providing for their families, and as a result they yearned for work. I cannot imagine a group of harder working people. Yet because Covid devastated the hospitality industry, many will likely be left behind even as the economy recovers. Read More

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Yesterday there were 46,941 total positives.

explore all the official D.C. data here

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Wednesday, April 21, 2021 includes 99 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 47,040.

The District reported that one additional resident lost her life due to COVID-19.

39-year-old female

Tragically, 1,098 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Below is a summary of the District’s current ReOpening Metrics.” Read More

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Ed. Note: See this year’s Bib Gourmand recipients here.

From a press release:

“The MICHELIN Guide celebrated resiliency and culinary talent at the highest level in Washington, D.C., with the announcement of 23 Starred restaurants. MICHELIN Guide inspectors recognized one new Two MICHELIN Stars and four new One MICHELIN Stars in the nation’s capital.

MICHELIN Guide D.C. Stars (PDF)

“This starred selection highlights the remarkable strength and innovation of chefs and restaurants who continue to serve D.C.’s community of locals and tourists with high-quality cuisine,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “Michelin inspectors were especially impressed to discover inspiring new restaurant openings, despite the challenges of the global health crisis.”

Here’s the list of new starred restaurants, with inspector notes from each restaurant: Read More

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