A pitch against the D.C. expos
As city leaders and major league baseball fans exalted at the news on September 29 that the Montreal Expos would be moving to Washington, D.C., few of the city’s gay residents joined in the celebration. That’s because the deal to get the Expos includes knocking down a number of long-standing gay nightclubs and bars to make way for a new $435 million stadium near the Anacostia River waterfront.
“I became very angry,” said Robert Siegel, landlord of five threatened gay establishments. “Tiffs block “has a long gay history.” Siegel is vowing to fight the city’s ability to acquire the land. If that fails, Siegel said, he is hoping the city will allow the businesses–which he describes as a “family”–to find a new home together.
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