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Retail Use Rumored to Replace Bandolero/Tacklebox

As GM discussed yesterday, Tacklebox and Bandolero are officially no mas. And it didn’t take long for word to leak out that the replacement is likely to be retail.

Prince of Petworth is reporting that he heard a reliable rumor that both storefronts would be taken over by a store confusingly called “& Other Stories“. This is a higher end outlet from the Swedish clothing purveyor H&M, which has a normal brand store across the street. Continue reading

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Bandolero Closes

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The Washington City Paper announced yesterday that Bandolero has closed. This would appear to bring to close a long troubled history of restaurants at that location.

Jessica Sidman details the tumult that accompanied Bandolero’s last year. It had it’s liquor license protested by its own landlord in 2013. That same landlord started trying to evict them that same year.┬áMike Isabella, who was supposedly came up with the restaurant’s concept, quickly wanted nothing to do with it.

But the troubles preceded Bandolero. The owners of Bandolero, Jonathan and Bethany Umbel, owned the previous restaurant to occupy these properties: Hook.

Hook was the last restaurant to open in Georgetown and generate buzz until the most recent crop of buzzy restaurants finally came along (i.e. Chez Billy Sud, Grill Room, Fiola Mare). That was way back in 2008. And helming the ship was Barton Seaver, then a young hotshot chef preaching sustainability and conservation. Continue reading

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