Colonel Brooks’ Tavern To Be Demolished Within 30 Days

The DCmud blog reports that the stage is set for demolishing the Colonel Brooks’ Tavern within the next month, during which time the raze permit is expected to be approved by the city. The joint Horner Brothers/Menkiti Group/Esocoff and Associates project will begin construction immediately on their 901 Monroe project after demolition, and the building should be delivered in two years. It will contain over 200 residential units and the ground floor will be devoted to retail, including what the developers hope is a strong restaurant to replace the Tavern.

However you feel about Colonel Brooks’ Tavern and the new development, now would be a good time to get a last meal at the Tavern before the curtain drops.

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4 thoughts on “Colonel Brooks’ Tavern To Be Demolished Within 30 Days”

  1. One of my old haunts is close to biting the dust. : (

    I had many good times there and made lots of wonderful memories (including my 30th birthday party); however, change is a constant and I’m looking forward to seeing the new development take Colonel Brooks place.

    1. I agree Rick, it will be sad to see it go. It has been my regular lunch spot when I work from home. I hope they do some kind of a closing party, and it will be interesting to see what they are going to do with all their “stuff”. Looking forward to the replacement restaurant though. I will be really disappointed if it is not at least a notch better.

  2. This is not a happy moment. It’s not likely that the new owners will put in a proper pub. Get ready for something like a Cosi or some such other impersonal corporate econo-box.

  3. I hope any new place will carry on the tradition of breaking out the ashtrays and allowing smoking inside after closing time. Definitely some memories there. All good things must come to an end.

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