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The Hamilton, a Clyde's Group restaurant, has been open nonstop since its celebrated opening on December 18 (with the exception of Christmas) and has had a thick stream of customers that entire time, filling many of the seats in the sprawling 37,000-sq. foot restaurant.
"Business is good, we have had a lot of late night customers," Maureen Hirsch of Clyde's Group told Guest of a Guest. The restaurant was first made famous for being open 24 hours. "It's hard to staff the midnight shift, and it was stressful. We have 3-6 shows a week in Hamilton Live and diners on the upper levels. We had to keep cleaning the restaurant through the night, and with high turnover of employees [a common theme in the hospitality industry] it was hard to keep schedules up. It was also difficult for managers to take time off." More»
George Clooney was arrested earlier today, along with his father Nick Clooney, Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Congressman Jim Moran (D-Va.) and former Congressman Tom Andrews (D-Mass.), MSNBC reported. The group was protesting outside of the Sudanese Embassy right here in Washington, urging lawmakers to provide humanitarian aid to Sudan.
Just two nights ago, Clooney was dining at the White House, seated next to the First Lady. From the White House to a DC jail cell next to MLK Junior Junior in less than 48 hours...I think it's safe to say he lived it up on his brief visit to Washington. [photos via, via]
There are more details emerging about the list, and the "regular" list at Smith Point. In addition to the VIP list, March 1st will also unveil a totally new regular list for the bar. The old list, which has been rumored to have anywhere between 2,000 and 15,000 people (I know, that is a huge range, we really have no idea) will be phased out in favor of a new list that will be assembled by those on the VIP list. More»
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Smith Point, the list-only dive bar in Georgetown that has been known to attract preppy A-listers like the Bush twins (back in the day), has released a new VIP list of 80 people that will get special privileges at this and other establishments of Bo Blair's empire (Jettie's, Surfside, Bayou, etc). More»
Thursday, May 23
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.