Remember that hardware / locksmith store at 3655 Georgia Ave?
They went out of business and the place has been sitting empty. According to a blog post on the Park View blog by ANC 1A08 Commissioner Kent Boese, the plan is to renovate the store into a new tavern called Reliable Tavern & Hardware. They'll offer food and drinks and other activities like comedy, trivia, and televised sports.
What I remember about this place comes from the first year we moved to Petworth more than 10 years ago. I saw the place and thought "cool, local hardware store!" Then my wife and I went in and I thought "how the heck does this place stay in business?" The shelves were barely stocked and some guy there kept following my wife around the store with a grin asking if he could help her.
Thank god for Annie's Ace Hardware!
And while bars and restaurants are great... would love to see more local-owned retail stores in Petworth.
Source: Park View blog.