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Forthcoming J. Crew in Former “Men’s Parties” Sex Club on 14th Street
1618 14th St. NW
Those who’ve lived in D.C. long enough can tell you just how unrecognizable 14th Street NW has become these days. A shelter for the needy has transformed into a luxury goods store and condominiums have sprouted from dirt lots. Now, the latest and perhaps most poetic sign of the street’s increasing focus on affluence: The formerly dilapidated building that once held the infamous and seedy “Men’s Parties” sex club will become, of all things, a J. Crew that only sells men’s clothing. The location will open its doors in June, according to local news site Borderstan (of which I am the editor). Just enough time to savor the memories.