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Not So Long Ago: M St. and Potomac

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Today for Not So Long Ago, GM finally gets back to M St. Specifically, the corner of M St. and Potomac.

In 1993, from right to left this corner held Fettoosh restaurant, Smash Records, Colorfax (a copy store), and Fettoosh Express.

Fettoosh served middle eastern fare. It was open well after 1993, and only closed a few years ago. It was replaced by Morso in the summer of 2010, which was open for about five minutes. It lost its chef before it even opened, and pulled a middle of the night disappearance a couple months later. It’s been empty ever since, although GM hears that Spike Mendelsohn is opening a Good Stuff Eatery here.

Smash Records, a favorite among teen punk fans, closed up shop in 2006, and eventually reemerged in Adams Morgan. The space was replaced with Annie Creamcheese, a vintage clothing store that seems to cater to a similar crowd. It looks like Annie Creamcheese has taken over the old copy store space too.

Fettoosh Express was a take-out space for Fettoosh. Morso similarly opened a “Morso Express” in this space. It also closed at the same time the main restaurant did. GM hears Good Stuff will also use this space, although it’s not clear whether this will be the take-out part of Good Stuff, particularly since Good Stuff is nothing but take out.

GM’s always wondered about this block. It looks like these windows might have originally been garage doors. Anyone know the history?

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  • Been by Morso recently? It sure seems like they left town. They’ve got notes up on both doors (Morso and Morso Express) talking about being closed for “building repairs”. But mail is piling up and, more daming, there’s a note on one door letting the owners know that someone’s trying to serve them with some legal documents. GM doubts they’ll reopen.
  • Isn’t $799k way too much for a one bedroom house?

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  • The Post looks back on the sad story of a troubled man who was found dead in the C&O Canal last year.
  • Chris Matthews used to take dates to the Exorcist Steps to set the mood. Kathleen Matthews married him anyway.
  • New restaurant called Morso will open soon at M and Potomac serving small Turkish plates.
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