Dremo’s Last Days?

When I first moved here, it was Ningaloo, and I played pool on the tables there in the summertime, drank beer out of pitchers and flirted with the bartendress. Then it was closed, and it eventually became Dr. Dremo, or just Dremo’s. Good beer on tap, old video games, interesting interior decor, and famously, no air conditioning. Now they’re down to what could be the last days of Dremo:

Dremo’s lease runs out at the end of August ’06. The developer’s plans are up for review at two Arlington county meetings: project planning meeting Sept 5 ’06 and the county board meeting September 16 ’06. We are guessing we are safe until Sept 16th. If the plans are approved, then the sale will take place and we will have to get out. What we don’t know, is when we will have to get out. It could be Sept 1st, it could be January 1st. We don’t know.

It would suck to lose such an august member of the Beer Bar Family in the DC area, air conditioning or no, just to put up yet more condos. Please go out and support Dremo at the Arlington County Council Meeting on the 16th.

3 Comments so far

  1. Sweet (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 3:45 pm

    Man totally blums me out. One of the last non-lame places around. Sigh.

  2. Don (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

    I like Dremos but I am unsure what I’d be supporting in coming out there… is the point to defeat the proposed zoning changes so the owners of the land can’t build what they want, which will somehow get Dremos the ability to stay?

    I’d certainly rather see Dremos persist rather than Another Damned Condo Building but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with coming out and waving my fist and chanting Damn The Man! just because of where I like to drink. Plus I wonder – will stopping the building necessarily let Dremos continue to be there?

  3. Agent Deviant (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 1:00 pm


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