Sunday, February 28, 2010
THAT Martini Lounge Rumor
Many of you may remember a rumor that I posted almost two months ago that the Martin Lounge building (1236 H Street) had been purchased by an owner from Wisdom. At the time I could neither confirm, nor debunk the rumor. I called and emailed the owner of the Martini Lounge, but received no response. I asked around, and nobody would admit to knowing about such a deal. Then came a post from a certain H Street figure suggesting it wasn't true (but in a weird sort of way). I figured it either wasn't true, or wasn't fodder for conversation yet (i.e., possibly not a done deal ready to go public). I mention it now because I am hearing more hard intel, and I'm getting quoted on other blogs as saying it just isn't true. I now think it is true, and that Granville's will take one of the floors. I backed off in the beginning because I'd rather come later to a story than risk souring a deal. I might get a bit of flack for that, but honestly, is it better that I break a story super early, or that we all hear about it later, and the deal actually goes through? I know what I prefer. I'm a resident first, and a blogger second. I like bars and restaurants much better than rumors of what might have been.