Commander Salamander Closing

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Georgetown shop, Commander Salamander, which surprisingly has its very own definition in the urbandictionary, will be shutting it’s Wisconsin Avenue doors shortly. The shop known for it’s puny t-shirts, colorful trucks and gag gifts has long been a staple of the Georgetown shopping scene. No word yet on why the shop is closing, but fortunately, sister shop Up Against The Wall, with a location in the Georgetown Mall on M Street across from J. Paul’s, will remain open.

Rebecca Johnson

A born and bred New Yorker, Rebecca made the big trip “down south” to DC in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. She spends her days strategizing/planning/ideating how interactive products can help her clients and change the world. In her free time, she explores DC’s ever expanding bar, restaurant and small business scene, plays a crap ton of soccer, attends concerts that contribute to her sleep deprivation and embarks on local adventures. Read why Rebecca loves DC or follow her on twitter.

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16 thoughts on “Commander Salamander Closing

  1. Rebecca, Penguin Feather was an old school DC record store (yes, records). For us who grew up here back in those days, Kemp Mill, Commander Salamander etc were the places to hang. My commute takes me past Commander Salamander every day, but I probably haven’t stepped foot inside in 25 years. Might have to pop in before it’s gone.

  2. @Lou they’re having 80% off closing out sale. you could get those tapered electric blue jeans you’ve always wanted.

  3. The Penguin Feather in Vienna was a head shop that sold used records, tapes, etc. Eventually, they got busted too many times to stay open.

  4. oh that’s sad! some of my best memories were skipping school and going to commanders with my friends!

  5. @yo indeed you are correct. Up Against The Wall is located on M Street directly across from J. Paul’s.

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  7. Hi,
    I worked at Penguin feather records back in the early 80s. I’m from England. Anyone remember me?

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