Hold Your Horses
Rumors spread like wildfire yesterday after a blogger on DC Urban Family took a picture of a beer delivery truck parked outside Capitol Lounge. The Capitol Hill watering hole has been closed since May after being gutted by a fire. Could the reopening be imminent?
Short answer: No.
"This town is so small and so crazy," laughs Capitol Lounge bartender and manager Tony Tomelden, who says he's received messages from 15 people asking about the Lounge's status. "We were just unloading the old kegs from the cooler." There's no timetable for reopening, as the staff still hasn't been able to enter the building to do any work on the structure. "We're still waiting on insurance, so it's basically 'hurry up and wait,'" Tomelden says.
In the meantime, Tomelden is focusing on his own sports bar, the Pug, which will be located at 1234 H Street NE. He's currently awaiting building permits and in the process of getting his liquor license for the property. Tomelden purchased the spot a few months ago; he says, "The Pug is small enough that once I get the permits, I could be ready in three weeks."
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