One member of the Capitol Hill community finds nothing convenient about having retail giants systematically picking off hospitality providers that have been around for decades.
Ted Arthur, a member of the New Hill East clique on Facebook, took to social media Wednesday to rail against losing yet another neighborhood institution.
The revelation that drew his ire? A write-up by Capitol Hill Corner chronicling the impending demise of, among other things, Las Placitas restaurant.
“That’s less than .2 miles between 7-11’s. What the actual fuck?” Arthur marveled after learning Remington’s, the one-time gay bar located just a few blocks away, is being converted into a Slurpee shack.
Per CHC, the shuttering of Las Placitas will facilitate the expansion of the well-trafficked Matchbox, which landed on Barracks Row in late 2008. The spin-off eatery paved the way for the arrival of its sibling establishments (Ted’s Bulletin, DC-3).