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Metro Connection host David Furst and I had just finished our segment on Capital City Diner in Trinidad — had in fact just listened to co-owner Matt Ashburn talk about his neighborhood’s overblown reputation as a crime district — when across the street….
Well, I should let you listen to the episode today to find out.
It’s one more chapter in what has to be the short year’s most fascinating story: two housemates who, almost as a lark, decide to buy a diner off eBay, haul it down from upstate New York, and open it in the underserved Trinidad neighborhood.
Think you’ve heard it all already about this diner? Trust me, you haven’t heard some of the quotes that Furst got from Ashburn and co-owner Patrick Carl. It may be their most open interview yet about their project .
You can hear it today at 1 p.m. on WAMU, 88.5 FM. The show will be repeated at 5 a.m. tomorrow.