Last Edition of This Third Edition
The Third Edition, part of Capital Restaurant Concepts which includes J. Paul’s, Paolo’s, Neyla’s and Old Glory, will celebrate the end of an era at a Jan. 24 bang-out party. The legendary bar and restaurant near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street will close only to re-open under a new management arrangement with Richard Sandoval Restaurants, which owns a string of eateries, including Masa 14 in D.C.
Opened 1969, “the Third” has always been a player on the college-bar scene. It was shown in the 1980s classic, “Saint Elmo’s Fire.” Since 1982, Greg Talcott has owned the bar and restaurant and will continue as an owner. This year, the Third will undergo “a major renovation,” he said.
“It’s been a great run, and it has a great history,” Talcott said of Third Edition. “But it’s time to put a new face on it.” Sandoval has come on as partner to help make the 2013 upgrade. “We signed a 20-year lease four years ago,” Talcott said. “I hope we continue as a Georgetown institution.”
The Jan. 24 party will see many who met their future spouses at the place. Check the Facebook page, “The Last Edition of Third Edition,” for details.