Washington, DC

3219 Mount Pleasant Street, NW

From the owner:

“My wife and I bought Pfeiffer’s Hardware back in 2010. It was a way of investing in our community beyond owning a home and the work that I had done with Hear Mt. Pleasant and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission. We were able to improve sales and diversify the product mix to cater to cyclists, homebrewers and homesteaders. After our first 5 years, we had an option to extend our lease under the same terms. We had begun to think about selling the store and moving from DC to seek out new adventures, but we weren’t quite ready. We renewed out lease for another 5 years. Read More


1353 H Street, NE

Ed. Note: In September 2019 I said and then they said oh well never mind this stinks.

From a press release:

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Rock & Roll Hotel will cease operations effective immediately, Monday March 2, 2020. All shows and events are cancelled, and we have obtained the necessary financial protection at this time. Read More


809 12th Street, NE

Oof. Horace & Dickie’s is of course legendary.

“Horace & Dickie’s Seafood Carryout is home to the famous Jumbo Fish Sandwich. One bite and you’ll be hooked!”

Sadly, WJLA broke the news last night:

“The owner, 82-year-old Richard “Dickie” Shannon, says he’ll be playing more golf.

He blames gentrification, which he calls “cultural genocide,” for forcing him out.” Read More


1321 14th Street, NW Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh

The Washington Blade reports:

“The Crew Club, which has operated as a gym, sauna and bathhouse for gay men in the nation’s capital for 25 years, will close its doors for good at its Logan Circle area location on February 29, according to its founder and co-owner DC Allen.” The report goes on to say that the building has been sold to Douglas Development.

“Dear PoPville,

Most gay men in this city have some “coming of age” story associated with this club. Read More


3628 Georgia Ave, NW

Oof, this one hurts. Thank God for Looking Glass Lounge (a few doors down) but this was a truly great spot. Enjoy them and their hugely popular “buy one get one” for the next few months.

From the owners of DC Reynolds, one of the consistently best bars in D.C.:

“Our lease is up and as per usual landlord expectations for rent surpass what we’re comfortable with.

April 2020 will be the end of the run for DC Reynolds. Since March 17th 2012 we’ve opened our doors every single day to our neighbors, friends, and industry colleagues. Read More


Thanks to Emma for sending word that signs were coming down at the Dupont location for Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Their website says:

“Please note, the Ruth’s Chris location at 1801 Connecticut Avenue is now closed. We are relocating to our new address at 21st and L Street NW. We are now accepting reservations for our new location for January 13, 2020 and beyond. Read More


1120 9th Street, NW

Tom’s Chinese Laundry was located here for, approximately, forever. Their yelp reviews were through the roof positive. Truly the end of an era.

They stayed open when they were surrounded by boarded up buildings for years. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space. When I peaked in the door it was getting completely gutted. Read More


Photo by Flickr user 42Jules

There was a time my friends. There was a time. If you pissed off the Gods and were last to be dropped off, I’d put it at about the 5th circle overall. If you were first, right on right on. Ed. Note: You were never first.

From CNN:

“Commuter company SuperShuttle, which has ferried fliers to and from dozens of airports since 1983, said it will shut down permanently effective December 31.”

Please share your most memorable SuperShuttle experience – I’ve repressed mine.


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