425 12th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Assets from the Washington, DC landmark eatery Ollie’s Trolley, a downtown lunchtime hotspot at the base of the historic Hotel Harrington since 1989, are now up for auction at

Fans of Ollie’s Trolley can bid on more than 100 lots from the restaurant, which will close Dec. 12 as part of the Hotel Harrington sale. Available to the highest bidder are the iconic “Ollie Fries” and “Ollie Burgers” neon signs; additional Ollie’s Trolley indoor and outdoor signage; vintage and vintage-inspired décor items; trolley imagery and décor; the eatery’s signature red booth seating and padded chairs; high-end commercial kitchen equipment, and much more.

“There are many pieces of nostalgia that will strike a chord with fans looking for an item to remember Ollie’s Trolley by,” said Mitch Rotker, owner of Capital Online Auctions, which is hosting the online auction. “We also hope that the commercial kitchen equipment and classic dining fixtures can go back into the local business community to be used in area businesses and restaurants.”

Bidding on the Ollie’s Trolley auction begins closing on Dec. 14 at 11:00 am EST.

R. also reported: “Harry’s Bar’s last day is Sunday, December 3. I’m there on Friday night December 1 and it is packed.” Read More


2446 18th Street, NW Roofers Union opened back in February 2014 before them this space was the longtime home to the legendary Reef

From Roofers Union:

“It is with great sorrow that we announce the upcoming closure of Roofers Union on November 19th.

When we started this project more than ten years ago, we set out to create a neighborhood destination with craft food and drink. We are proud of all the amazing moments we’ve been a part of, from celebratory nights out and brunches to beer dinners and weddings. Read More


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