Solly's new(ish) window

Solly's new(ish) window

I’m a little late on this, Prince of Petworth reported on it, but Solly’s has fully fixed the bay window that was crashed into this winter. So glad to see it finally finished and to see Solly’s alive and stronger afterwards. Sorry for the bad photo, but I think you get the idea.

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Solly's making progress

Solly's making progress

…on building a new bay window after the crash a few weeks ago. Glad to see they have opened some of it to let some light in. As some had noted, the downstairs bar has felt small and dark with the bay window gone. Here’s hoping they have the new window done soon, but when I spoke to Solly a few weeks ago he indicated it might take a while.

Poster on Solly's damaged wall

Poster on Solly's damaged wall

I went into Solly’s last night to show my support and hear more about the crash. I got a few minutes to talk to Solly himself and he told us that the fire department had been in earlier and determined there was no structural damage, which was why they were able to keep open. He also told us that he hadn’t been there at the time and that someone had to send him a picture to show him that they weren’t just yanking his chain. And, as to their decoration choices, he told us “Well, no one got hurt, so you just gotta laugh about it.”

Fixing the damage, courtesy of Allison Acosta (Flickr)

Fixing the damage, courtesy of Allison Acosta (Flickr)

I was planning on stopping by for a drink just in case they were open to show my support, but DCist confirms that Solly’s will be open for business tonight. They also have a lot more details about the accident:

There is now a pending arrest for Afework Behrane, the cabbie involved in the crash. He is still receiving treatment at GW Hospital for his injuries.

Behrane was operating the cab with a suspended driver’s license and an expired taxi license. He had picked up a fare across the street from Solly’s and, with the door still open, suddenly accelerated and hit right into the bar.

Those who were injured have suffered from a broken nose, lacerations, and bruises. Some were expected to have broken bones but with an x-ray that proved not to be the case.

I encourage everyone to stop by Solly’s in the next few days to show your support.