In talking with the former owner, he said that he signed over his lease to Chase Bank. There have been some fond memories of that place. I remember, the Historic Anacostia Block Association and River East Emerging Leaders (reel) celebrating the original grand opening and then the reopening years later.
So we are loosing a restaurant, but gaining a new banking partner.
If you have kept up with the news, JPMorgan Chase & Co is investing heavily in Anacostia. Other than just giving their money, they want to have a greater presence in the community. So they will be opening a branch in the neighborhood.
Not sure if there will be time to have a going away party for Uniontown. Will keep you posted. Below is a pic from the past to remind everyone of the history of the building.
|Bury's Ice Cream on Nicohols Ave., SE|