Tuesday, September 19, 2006
CASA PENA BU-BYE
since the 1940's Casa Pena, located at 1634 17th st nw has served the public. they had some of the lowest prices for dried tomatoes around. too bad they couldnt keep their bookkeeping straight because between the feds and dc tax & revenue the business was continually being interrupted. so now they are closed for good. the fixtures have been removed. the building is worth a fortune so whoever owns it will be ok. they could make a killing with more luxury apartments particularly in that very chic homosexual neighborhood. the commercial property taxes in dc are astronomical.