Closing time for MCCXXIII, maybe for Nathan’s
Not long for this world?
This weekend brought news or the threat of two bar closures—one a stalwart of Georgetown culture and the other the darling of ambitious freshman birthday parties.
High rent forced MCCXXIII/Spank, the Dupont area club, to close its doors on Friday.
Meanwhile, Nathan’s, the checkered-tablecloth little slice of saloon heaven that has sat at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street for forty years, has been in danger of packing it up for a while now. This weekend, the owners began the process of seeking a reprieve from their lease debt. If the landowners don’t grant it to them, however, Nathan’s will be no more as of March 31st, Georgetown Metropolitan reports.
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