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A Republican Hang Is For Sale, and More Intel

Plus, the debate over free Wi-Fi continues

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Smith Point for Sale

Georgetown’s Smith Point — a magnet for young Republicans — is for sale, reports Washington Post. Owner Bo Blair was planning to renovate the tavern in preparation for the incoming administration — which he thought would reinvigorate the area — but has decided instead to focus on his other ventures. [WaPo]

Wi-Fi Woes

There’s an interesting discussion going on over at POPVille, about whether or not coffee shops should provide free Wi-Fi. It was prompted by a Qualia customer complaining to the blog about the Petworth coffee shop’s recent removal of its complimentary Wi-Fi. [POPVille]

Meet Mario

Washington City Paper interviews Mario Monte, the brains behind the Cuban-themed Colada Shop. Monte came of age in Venezuela, born to an Italian mother and a Cuban father — and while he hadn’t been to Cuba, his extended Cuban family was able to fill him in on all the best parts of the country’s cuisine. [WCP]

Anniversary Abbey

Shirlington’s resident brewery, New District Brewing Co., is celebrating its first anniversary with a very special brew, reports ARLNow. “Abbey Ale” is a spiced Belgian beer — the first, says the brewery’s GM, to be made and bottled in Arlington in almost a century. [ARLNow]