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Switcheroo Brings End to Different Landmark

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Yesterday GM reported that Mr. Smith’s was going to close due to a rent hike. He mentioned with skepticism that the owner was going to try to stay in Georgetown. Well the Eater is reporting that that is exactly what happened. Unfortunately it means the end of yet another landmark restaurant: Chadwicks.

They write:

Longtime Georgetown bar Chadwicks will be closing on Aug. 31st. Replacing it? Another longtime Georgetown institution,Mr. Smith’s.

The bar is shutting down its operations, and Mr. Smith’s will move from M Street to Chadwicks’ current location at 3205 K St NW, Washington, DC. Chadwick’s General Manager Nicole Maddin confirmed the news and said the deal was finalized yesterday.

“Mr. Smith has bought us out. And we’ll be moving out at the end of August,” she said.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • No updates except to say that GM has to head out of town for a week and a half (sadly not for the beach, but work) and probably won’t be posting anything after today. Catch you after Labor Day!

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Another Landmark Calls it Quits

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The Washington City Paper reported the sad news yesterday that Mr. Smith’s is closing down at the end of the month. This will toll the end of yet another landmark establishment in Georgetown. By GM’s count, it may be the second oldest tavern in the neighborhood.

GM looked into this two years ago when another mainstay, the Guards, closed. While Martin’s is clearly the longest lasting restaurant in Georgetown (if not DC) the question of who’s second is muddled. 1789 and Tombs were opened in 1962. But Mr. Smith’s also appears to have opened circa 1962 (GM couldn’t pin down the exact date). So it could be the second oldest continuously operated restaurant. Continue reading

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