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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Comet: No Longer For Sale

posted by on December 19 at 14:57 PM

Yesterday, Brendan broke the news that the Comet Tavern, Capitol Hill’s grungiest watering hole, was for sale. Well, put away your checkbooks, folks. It’s been sold.

The Comet Tavern, a dive bar that is one of Capitol Hill’s drinking-and-music landmarks, has been sold.

“It’s going to stay the Comet, the booking person is going to stay there, everything stays the same,” said Conrad Topacio, real-estate agent who handled the sale of the Comet, at 922 E. Pike St. Despite that, on Wednesday the Comet’s listed phone number was disconnected.

Topacio said the deal was being finalized; he would not reveal the new owner’s name until then.

Place your bets on the next nightlife spot to change hands. I hear Hooters is still looking for a spot on the hill.

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God, not Conrad!

The thing's gonna be doomed from the start.

Posted by Warren Pease | December 19, 2007 3:10 PM

I would be okay with a Hooters on the Hill. Something tells me it would be interesting.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 19, 2007 3:13 PM

Speaking from just-recently-attained personal experience, NOTHING is interesting about Hooters.

Posted by Jonah S | December 19, 2007 3:16 PM

I'm not talking about the novelty that equal-opportunity employment killed, I'm talking about how awesome it would be to have a tranny-infested Hooters.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 19, 2007 3:23 PM

hooters on the hill seems weird. hooters in u-village would be big, though. ahem.

Posted by [e-mail address removed] | December 19, 2007 3:23 PM

dammit. i just typed my email into the wrong box.

Posted by superyeadon | December 19, 2007 3:25 PM

You use your real e-mail address? Why?

Do you *want* them contacting you?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 19, 2007 3:29 PM

@7: I've always used my real address. They never contact me. Why would they?

Posted by Aislinn | December 19, 2007 3:35 PM

@7 ... I guess I'd never thought about it. However, when websites ask for personal info, I'm usually a 60 year old woman from just outside Reidsville, NC.

It'd probably be okay if the stranger contacted me, though I'm already seeing somebody.

Posted by superyeadon | December 19, 2007 3:41 PM

Shows the good of the PI's reporting--the Comet's phone has been disconnected for months because the douche owner wouldn't pay the bill. That's why they stopped accepting credit cards again.

Posted by Ari Spool | December 19, 2007 3:45 PM

I think they probably harvest e-mail addresses and sell them to the Chinese.

Or something.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 19, 2007 3:48 PM

I got an email invite to the Slog party at Moe's BEFORE it was announced ON Slog, so I guess using your real email address gives you a half hour headstart over the rest of the hoi polloi...i was chagrined to discover that it was OPEN to ALL Sloggers...shudder.

whatever happened to exclusivity?

oh, i guess it died the day pit bulls started raping children.

Posted by michael strangeways | December 19, 2007 3:48 PM

The pit bull baby raping club can remain exclusive, thank you very much.

Posted by kid icarus | December 19, 2007 3:50 PM

@11 ... they can't, I've just inked a deal with vulcan. hahahahahaha. wait a second.

Posted by superyeadon | December 19, 2007 3:58 PM

I use my real e-mail in the hopes that one of these days Dan will ask me out for sex.


Place your bets on the next nightlife spot to change hands. I hear Hooters is still looking for a spot on the hill.

that made me throwup in my mouth a little

Posted by nonono | December 19, 2007 4:17 PM

I'm still planning on buying the sugar space and turning it into a medieval themed bar named lance-alot

Posted by Joh | December 19, 2007 4:36 PM

I'm envisioning a hospital-themed club for the site--called ReHab.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 19, 2007 4:38 PM

The Hooters in Lynwood closed, isn't that sort like the Deja Vu closing in Kent?

Posted by left coast | December 19, 2007 4:44 PM

Hooters is wholesome and fun!! You city people are nothing but anti-fun... always yakking about with your book learning and respect for females, no-matter how scantily dressed, it sort of makes me wonder about all you guys' patriotism and sexualty....hmmmmmm??? in any case more sexxy sushi, and hot chick coffee stands and cowgirls inc. ...please.

Posted by pervy suburban dad | December 19, 2007 5:14 PM


You sound just like some of my male relatives...

Posted by COMTE | December 20, 2007 9:37 AM

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