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Earlier today I did something that’s all too easy in this steal-information-wherever-you-like era: I cribbed a factoid from a June 15 item on Zagat (itself likely drawn from WaPo‘s report from a year ago) about Hill Country‘s opening date in D.C. It turns out to be incorrect.

Mea culpa!

I should say that I did try first to contact Hill Country owner and Bethesda native, Marc Glosserman, before posting the information, but didn’t hear back in time. That’s no excuse and, in fact, just makes me seem like yet another blogger putting urgency before facts. Mea culpa 2!

Anyway, enough groveling, here are the facts as I know them now on Hill Country: Crews just started construction this week on the Penn Quarter space at 410 Seventh St. NW, which used to be a Lifestyles USA clothing store.

“If it’s [done] before the end of 2010, that will be the best case scenario,” says
Sarah Abell, who’s handling publicity for Hill Country.