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Trusty Georgia Avenue Bar DC Reynolds Plans to Close in April

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DC Reynolds is closing after eight years
DC Reynolds is closing after eight years
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Rent hikes deliver a blow to Park View

DC Reynolds, the relaxed neighborhood bar on Georgia Avenue NW known for its everyday dependability, its backyard patio, and a buy-one-get-one happy hour, plans to close in April after eight years of business.

Popville reported the news yesterday, sharing a message from the owners that said the bar’s lease is about to run out and “landlord expectations for rent surpass what we’re comfortable with.” In a subsequent DCist story, co-owner Justin Gifford says landlord Douglass Development was asking for a 40 percent increase.

DC Reynolds is situated on a block that’s seen a lot of change: Tsehay Ethiopian and the Mr. Braxton bar and bistro both opened last year. Situated on the border of Petworth and Park View, DC Reynolds is a casualty to a fast-changing neighborhood emblematic of gentrifying patterns that bring young middle class families into the area at the expense of lower-income residents. The additions in recent years of Call Your Mother deli, Sonny’s Pizza/No Kisses bar, and Hook Hall are attracting a younger, hipper set to Park View.

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DC Reynolds

3628 Georgia Avenue Northwest, , DC 20010 (202) 506-7178