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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Family Liquor is Getting Evicted

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Photo sent in by Rob

Reader Rob writes in saying that he spoke with an eviction team this morning who told him they were there to evict Family Liquor (710 H Street). I have confirmed with an independent source that this is indeed the case.



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Photo by Rob

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Family liquor in 2011

I found this bit of info about the building, but I have no clue regarding its accuracy. It looks like the building changed hands a few years ago.

34 comments:

8th and El said...

Do they... need help getting their merchandise out?

Anonymous said...

daaaaaaaaaang

diane said...

Yea

Annoyingmous said...

The name "Family Liquor" is interesting.

Anonymous said...

So what happens to the liquor? Dont normal evictions just throw people's stuff on the sidewalk

inked said...

1:08,
Those facing eviction are advised to get a group of friends together and a truck so they can move their stuff as it is placed on the sidewalk. Because it will walk away quickly if left there. If they were smart, they may have already started moving out the liquor prior to eviction.

Ryan said...

I was thinking the other day how H street doesn't have a legitimate liquor/beer store on the strip...

Anonymous said...

what about Capitol Fine Wines & Spirits

Gentrification ho! said...

This is great. Good riddance. Family liquor has been a blight on H street. There is always a group of drunk bums loitering outside of it. It's a large part of the reason that the intersection of H & 8th is so damn sketchy. This is great news.

Anonymous said...

Gentrification ho!, good call. i had not thought of that. this Is great!

Anonymous said...

Finally! I live on 8th and every time I leave my house and want to go west, I have to cross H to avoid dunk people bumping into me on the sidewalk.

Anonymous said...

I love capitol fine wines. They have a pretty good collection of beers despite the small space. A lot of stuff others don't have. They are pretty good about ordering stuff you want too. I've requested two things and both have shown up on the shelves. Also cheaper than Schneiders

Anonymous said...

Bring on the small plates!

Anonymous said...

i wonder if the bums will migrate over to Capitol Fine Wines & Spirits

Anonymous said...

capitol wine and spirits is great

Anonymous said...

I agree - Family Liquor has been a blight on H Street NE. Good riddance! Over the road on H, next to Harvest restaurant, there is a good liquor store with better quality merchandise and the bums don't seem to go in there, which is excellent. If we could get rid of Crown Fried Chicken as well, I would be glad. I am tired of walking over chicken bones and past inebriated loiterers at the 8th and H Street intersection. Family Liquor only fueled the trouble.

Anonymous said...

i walked by last night. no loiterers.
i think the loiterers have migrated over to the other side of the street though, near the old foot locker..

Anonymous said...

I always wondered to which store the loiterers belong. The liquor store, Major's carry out or Crown fried chicken. I didn't see any loiterers yesterday when I came back from work, but I am not overly optimistic yet.

Anonymous said...

Crown Fried Chicken is good, I used to go to the one in Philly all the time

that booze store smelled like pee

Anonymous said...

Huge! This is good news for the neighborhood and H St. in general. Family Liquors did nothing to change its ways or adapt. Time for new beginnings on H and H.

Catherine said...

I too didn't like seeing the alcoholics on the street in front of Family Liquor...but what I did notice was that it was the liquor store my lower-income neighbors could afford...seems like a lot of the readers here rejoice every time a business that serves the lower-income residents of our community closes. I personally would prefer the area stay a mixed income community then become the next Georgetown price-wise. So I'm going to disagree with the rest of you and state that I actually think it's a pity that Family Liquor was evicted.

Jim Beam said...

I agree. And not only that, but the folks who work there are now unemployed. It's nothing to celebrate.

not a troll said...

good riddance

Anonymous said...

I agree. Good riddance. You can serve the lower income residences and not be a blight on the community. The lower income residences deserve better than that!

Anonymous said...

Seriously. I don't get the people coming on neighborhood blogs crying about problem businesses closing. Lower income families do not want to walk by drunk loiterers any more than you or I do. A business like this closing will make the community a more pleasant place to live for everyone- not just the "new" residents.

Jesse said...

There is always the liquor store between 11th and 12th too. They have a decent selection of the basics.

They are cash only.

Anonymous said...

I am serious: that East Coast Eviction T-Shirt the dude in the pic is wearing kicks major ass. I want one. And I could sell it anywhere on Haight St for at least $20. The kids love that ish.

It's a gun, not a sandwich said...

Good riddance and don't let the door hit you where the good lord split ya!

wylie coyote said...

Sad to see any business close, as I know how hard entrepreneurs work to keep their businesses running and know that it means someone lost their job.

Tough part of being on a strip that's transforming is rolling with the demographic changes. Family Liquor didn't seem to even try.

Crown Fried Chicken, on the other hand, has updated their facade and interior to at least try to attract new clientele. Gotta put forth the effort...

Anonymous said...

^ agreed

pat said...

while i have a great affinity for small business people, i can be indifferent to vice stores. Liqour, tobacco, gambling. I don't think they add a lot of value
to the community and encourage the worst in
people.

Anonymous said...

There had to be some other reason other than the business operstions iteself that this place couldnt pay its bills. I can see some of the menswear stores around here having diffuclty adapting. But a liquor store should do nothing but flourish a gentrifying area. Jack up your prices or sell more high end stuff

h st ll said...

I went there a food bit because I lived so close. The owners/family were always very nice. Agreed that they seemed to do enough business to stay in biz. No liquor store now between 4th and 12th. Look for that to change.

The thing that always bothered me was when I first moved to the nhood in 07 they stocked impressive Belgian beers. Then they slowly carried less and less quality beer. By the time they closed their selection was bad. They did the reverse of what many stores do, very bizarre.

Anonymous said...

It's sad to see the loss of another family establishment on H Street. :-(