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3100 block of Blues Alley

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Jack Evans Relinquishes Councilmember Plates

3100 block of P St.

If there’s one thing people complained most about Jack Evans, it was his parking habits (it even inspired an Instragram account). And if there was anything that got Evans upset most to hear, it was complaints about his parking.

Relying on legal immunity, Evans often parked his iconic blue Chrysler Seabring on 32nd St. and P, just past the no parking sign. That immunity is no more. He has relinquished his Ward 2 Councilmember plates and now sports generic plates (apparently not ponying up for vanity plates, or specialty plates). Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Thomas Hawk.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Turns out the Papyrus closing is part of a chain-wide closure.
  • On the positive side for that block, apparently 1254 Wisconsin Ave. finally has a tenant. It’s a women’s clothing store, which used to be something GM would complain about, but now anything that’s not a bank seems like a godsend.

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The Georgetown Metropolis

1500 block of 28th St.

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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3200 block of M St.

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ICYMI: When Wootten Met Thompson at Jelleff

In light of the passing of the great Morgan Wootten, GM wanted to revisit the time Wootten faced off with the also great John Thompson in the Greatest Game Never Played:

GM was reminded of a fantastic article from Deadspin a few years ago by the great DC writer Dave McKenna. It is all about the decades-long grudge between John Thompson Jr., the legendary Hoya basketball coach, and Morgan Wootten, the equally legendary basketball coach from Dematha high school. And perhaps the most pointed moment of the rivalry took place at the Jelleff Boys and Girls Club here in Georgetown.

As the article explains, Wootten was already a legend when Thompson, a DC native, took over the coaching job at St. Anthony’s high school in the late 1960s. Thompson was quickly successful at building a program at St. Anthony’s, and Wootten allegedly wasn’t interested in doing anything to help Thompson. The story goes that Wootten actively undermined Thompson and took steps to avoid playing St. Anthony’s. Continue reading

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