Washington, DC

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Ah this is so cool, thanks to Pablo for sending:

“Found this bottle during a renovation of my home in Columbia Heights. It’s a bottle, with cork still in it, of what I think is for Pointer Maryland Rye Whiskey from Baltimore. Bottle has raised lettering on the back for a local business, Evans Tavern 18th & L STS. N. W. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Sam the man Burns passed away on March 7. He was such a cornerstone of DC. There is an official GoFundMe here. There has already been a private service for his family, but there will be celebratory events after it’s safe to gather, I’m sure. Here’s something I wrote. -Courtney”

“I love life: all the drama, all the pain, all the passion, all the joys, all the highs, all the lows. We don’t write the script.”
Sam Burns 2002

Sam. The. Man. Burns.
What can I say about you that hasn’t already been said? I know everyone you left in your powerful wake is praying that wherever you are grants you the same healing, magic and salvation you gave to us when you were behind the decks. You were an idol, a god, a mentor, a friend, a force, a man. I am not going to pretend like I knew you better than I did, but I will share 3 lessons that came from you. Read More

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3426 Connecticut Ave, NW

Update from their website:

A reader reported yesterday afternoon: “I heard a rumor that the famous uptown theatre is closing down. Is this true?? That theatre is famous to anyone who has lived and grew up in Washington DC. From Superman to Star Wars this theatre has been a showplace to many people both in the city and all over the DMV.” Read More

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4th and Rhode Island Ave, NE Photo by mebates

A couple weeks ago only the Deli and Doughnuts sign was revealed.  Now we got a drink too – thanks to mebates. So cool.

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Awesome find!! “Just drop me off at the bridge, no before the bridge, no, no stop!!” Ah the good old days.

Thanks to John for sending this piece of history: “’73 Plymouth Valiant. On 28th St. in Georgetown. Street legal. Complete with zone fares sticker and insurance decal indicating it was still picking up fares in ’88.”

Sweet City Ride is made possible by readers like you!

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4339 Connecticut Ave, NW courtesy Calvert Woodley

Ed. Note: Thank God.

From the very fine folks at Calvert Woodley:

“Calvert Woodley is changing hands. But, not to worry; the venerable destination for wine and cheese is staying in the family. Ed Sands, owner and operator since 1966, is passing the torch to his son, Michael Sands, who has worked in the business since 1998.

In one iteration or another, Calvert Woodley’s storied history began in 1946. One of the keys to the store’s success is the longevity of the staff, several of whom have been with the store for over 25 years, with a few at 40 years and still going! Read More

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Bryan reports:

“I was walking past the little funeral home at 6th and Florida last night and noticed the beautiful stairs had been damaged pretty badly. I can’t figure out how exactly because there are light posts in the way, but it appears that a car wrecked into the stairs and did quite a number on them. There was still a piece of the headlight sitting on the step and the tree across the sidewalk had an big gash in it but I cannot figure out how a car got in there from the street without hitting the light post in the way.

[Update photos of the crash added!] Read More

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