Sunday, July 27, 2014

Town DC hosts biweekly country-western "DC Rawhide" dances early Saturdays as fill in for Remingtons


I did attend the "DC Rawhide" event at the Town DanceBoutique last night, July 26.  The event starts at 7 PM with dance lessons and a general dance at 8 until about 10:30.  There was a cover of $5, which allowed entry into the general party later.  The concept is similar to "Bear Happy Hour" on Friday nights.

The Country and Western dance appears to be a fill-in because the Remington's bar in DE (on Pennsylvania Ave.) closed after the building was sold to a different landlord, and after the owner refused to bid to purchase the building.

The Bear Happy Hour fills in well while DC Eagle works on moving to its new location in NW Washington, and is said to be opening in late summer (perhaps Labor Day).

The crowd seemed a little slower last night than it had been for Bear Happy Hour when I sampled it July 11.  But the Saturday night even is "21 and over" only.

Massive real estate development continues in the U Street area, as two condominium and apartment buildings are going up across Florida avenue, eliminating what used to be a backup parting lot.

Town, remember, replaces Velvet Nation (which in turn replaced Tracks); Velvet closed after property was sold for massive real estate development spurred by Nationals Park (and probably a stadium for DC United).  Because of DC neighborhood politics, Club owners often have difficulty  getting licenses on new spaces when landlords pull leases on existing spsace.

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