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The Hawk 'n' Dove, a Capitol Hill mainstay where congressmen and clerks, lawyers and foremen, college students and pensioners rubbed elbows over beers and burgers, reopened Thursday as a sleek, sophisticated version of its former self after a 15-month renovation that came with a change in ownership.
When Stuart Long learned this week that a rival Capitol Hill bar owner had taken over his building's lease, forcing him to close the Hawk 'n' Dove bar and restaurant on Oct. 2, he was left with a mix of emotions - not the least was a deep sense of loss and disappointment.
"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.
"We'll see what it brings," he said.