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The guys at Taylor Gourmet pulled-off a bit of a fast one on Tuesday with an advertised “mayoral ribbon cutting” at their new shop on 14th Street NW. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray didn’t actually attend. Instead, services were conducted by some “mayors” of Foursquare. Whatever the hell that means. “We got a good laugh,” co-owner Casey Patten tells Washingtonian.
Now comes word that Clyde’s Restaurant Group will be holding its own splashy ribbon-cutting ceremony next week at its new downtown D.C. behemoth, The Hamilton. (Read Y&H’s early take here.) Featured speakers include not just the mayor (the real one), but also D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown and Ward2 Councilmember Jack Evans. The ceremony is scheduled for Monday morning, Jan. 9.