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Welcome to On the Fringe, Fringe & Purge’s video series in which we visit some of the venues—-new and old, air-conditioned and un——at the  Capital Fringe Festival.

For our inaugural post, we looked at Fort Fringe, the former A.V. Ristorante Italiano at 607 New York Ave. NW, now serving as the festival’s headquarters. While cutting up a red onion, prep cook/bartender/actor Ashley Ivey told us about rehabbing the old, dilapidated kitchen.