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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/30/2012

DeMorning Links: Winds of change in Brookland


The tavern’s demise marks a new chapter in the sleepy Northeast neighborhood. (Jeffrey Porter for The Washington Post)
Change is coming to Brookland, folks. Perhaps the most recognized neighborhood landmark — 32-year-old Colonel Brooks’ Tavern — will close in the coming weeks, Susan Svrluga reports in The Post. “In place of the tavern and a few other nearby buildings, a $50 million-plus development, with more than 200 apartments and some retail space near a Metro stop, will change Brookland from a neighborhood of mostly single-family homes to a denser, more urban place.” The tavern, which never quite recovered from the 2003 murder of three tavern employees, will not return. The new development will feature “a handful of shops ... and a restaurant or cafe, with tables outside where neighbors can gather.”

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