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Old 06-03-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Hi everybody.

ten years ago I worked 3 years for a German company in Reston, VA
In September i will visit again VA. I am already very exited.

While thinking about the places I want to visit.. the club we went to every Saturday.. came into my mind. I remeber that it was called "Blackies". But i cant remember the city. It was approx. a 30 min ride from Sterling.

There were two dancefloors in the club.. on with R&B / Chart Music and one with Country Music.

Does anyone know the club? I would love to visit it again..
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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I think that club was in Springfield. Today the grounds it stood on is part of the mixing bowl series of ramps at 95 and 395 (if I'm remembering correctly).
LC
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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I used to go to Blackie's in the Franconia area of Springfield 15 or more years ago (probably closer to 20 -yikes!). I believe it closed down some time ago, maybe early 2000's. Too bad, it was a fun place.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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how sad :-( then they closed the club when i was just a few years back in Germany.
I was so much looking forward to go there again.. :-(
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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how sad :-( then they closed the club when i was just a few years back in Germany.
I was so much looking forward to go there again.. :-(
Sorry, bummer .

But I'm sure there are other fun clubs opened now that weren't here 10 years ago....
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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yeah.. you are right.. :-)

its just that i was so much looking forward to go there again.. i had so much fun there that i just
wanted to visit. Hopefully i find myself around in VA after 10 years. Many things will have changed.
Lets see if I will find the way to my house i used to live in :-)
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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Yes, Blackie's closed a long time ago. I never went there but drove past it a lot. If you remember the address you lived at, you can do a satellite and possibly street view on google maps and probably an aerial view at zillow.com.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Was it DEJAVU? The original Blackies is about 19th and M; I think that was the original DejaVu.
Corner of Commerce st. and Frontier Dr. Remember Valle's Steak House?

http://hkentcraig.blogspot.com/2006/03/blackies-house-of-beef-in-dc-is-out-of.html (broken link)
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:14 AM
 
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i have a little "memory box" :-) addresses, pictures from my 3 years in VA, cards from friends.. etc.. I will look for the address of the house i used to live in and drop by :-)
i think i anyway need a navigation system..
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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Was it DEJAVU? The original Blackies is about 19th and M; I think that was the original DejaVu.
Corner of Commerce st. and Frontier Dr. Remember Valle's Steak House?

Kent's Chronicle: Blackie's House Of Beef in DC is out of business and its furnishings are to be auctioned this Wednesday . . . say it ain't so, Joe (http://hkentcraig.blogspot.com/2006/03/blackies-house-of-beef-in-dc-is-out-of.html - broken link)
Yes, I think they did call the bar/dance area DejaVu. It's been quite a while, but that name does sound very familiar.
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