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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Looks like Commander Salamander is being replaced with an M & T Bank. Booo.
  • Want to check out Mike Isabella’s new Mexican restaurant but don’t want to wait for it to open here? Check it out in Cleveland Park.

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Not So Long Ago: Wisconsin and P

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This week on Not So Long Ago, GM heads up Wisconsin Ave. a smidge to the late great Commander Salamander. The space is sadly empty, but from 1979 until the end of 2010, Commander Salamander was a favorite of DC-area teens looking to break the mold (or at least, jump into another less common mold).

The 1993 picture shows Commander Salamander about halfway through its life. What GM didn’t realize is that Commander Salamander used to occupy only half the space. The other half was occupied by a store called Bootlegger. It was apparently a shoe store and was open as late as 1998. GM’s not sure when it closed. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest,

  • Commander Salamander will close at the end of the year. This time it’s for real.
  • Tomorrow Dumbarton Oaks goes to its winter hours, which means it’s free admission till next spring.

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The Morning Metropolitan

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Commander Salamander closing. Or moving. It’s not clear.
  • The Current reports that the Glover Park ANC is pushing DDOT to more seriously consider a Wisconsin Ave. streetcar line. Right now it’s merely a to-be-considered-later line.
  • Want to go to the World Series of Poker? Show up at the City Tavern this Saturday for your chance.

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