Capitol Hill Sporting Goods & Apparel
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Address: 727 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 (Cross street: I St SE)
Neighborhood: Southeast / Anacostia
Specifics: Clothing-Accessories, Clothing-General, Clothing-Men's, Clothing-Specialty, Sporting Goods
Phone: 202-546-8078
Shopping Better believe it's a DC THANG.

    
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Posted by:  Magda Nakassis

There are a lot of things I like about Capitol Hill Sporting Goods. I like that they have a wall plastered with photos of DC "celebs" posing with the owner. I like that one of those local stars is Anwan Glover (aka Big G, member of go-go group the Backyard Band, and actor of Slim Charles on The Wire). I like that the guy running the shop told me that Anwan Glover goes to the dentist across the street, on Barracks Row. I like their tagline and branded design: "D.C. THANG." And I like that the co-owner was wearing "D.C. THANG" paraphernalia from head to toe. But mostly I just like this design! It's genius! It's a line drawing of the Beltway, with the signs for adjoining highways embroidered! Hey, "I &lt3 NY," eat your heart out.

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Submitted on: 5/5/2009 3:34 PM
By: Rebecca 0
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Comment: Seriously? If DC had a failblog, this embroidered image would be on it. Is our freeway jungle the best part about this town? I couldn't be LESS proud of the Beltway. Don't get me wrong, the National Capital Area is great. But freeways are not.