Iconic Capitol Hill bar returns with a whole new look

New owners hope Hawk ’n’ Dove will appeal to long-timers

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He mentioned the June 2011 kitchen fire at the Tune Inn, which caused enough damage that the bar had to be renovated.

“When they remodeled [the Tune Inn] they remodeled it for the customers,” he said. The Hawk ‘n’ Dove, “they’re doing for different reasons.”

The Hawk ‘n’ Dove’s new owners bid on the same animal heads and original sign from the bar, and they are hung throughout the remodeled site.

“They had an auction, but nobody picked me,” said Phil Panitch, 69, who was a patron at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove for 30 years and now goes to Tune Inn.

Mr. Panitch said he had been past the redeveloped bar and it looked nice enough for him to try out his old standby.

“We’ll see what it brings,” he said.

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