Former Remington’s Slated to House 7-11 Convenience Store
by Larry Janezich
Michael Niebauer of the Washington Business Journal reported on Friday that a 7-11 franchise will move into and occupy 1,800 square feet of the former Remington’s, the legendary bar located at 637-639 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The convenience store is expected to open in April, 2015. CHC reported on the closing of Remington’s last April here: http://bit.ly/1qWfC2g
This is the second loss of a long-time local institution to chain retail on this block during 2014. . The Lil Pub at 655 Pennsylvania Avenue closed in January and became part of CVS.
Some in the neighborhood will be dismayed at what will likely be seen as the continuing erosion of the historical character of the Eastern Market community.
At the time of closing, the word was that the 7,000 square foot space formerly occupied by Remington’s would be divided in two, with retail (possibly Sprint) in one half and a restaurant in the other. The 7-11 move will still leave some 5,000+ feet for future development.
See the WBJ notice here: http://bit.ly/1yC330W