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CHS Year in Review 2013 | Most important Capitol Hill stories of 2013

The Bullitt Center opened in April, 2013 (Image: CHS)

The Bullitt Center opened in April, 2013 (Image: CHS)

The top stories of 2012 on Capitol Hill were larger issues that also played out on our streets as marriage equality and marijuana legalization changed our world. 2013’s selection of top stories, below, seems likely to be defined by more local outcomes. There’s an amazing new building standing along E Madison. A man who lives and loves Capitol Hill has been elected the city’s mayor. Another who lives and loves here vaulted to pop superstardom.

Below, we’ve compiled our annual selection of the most important neighborhood stories of the year based on how many of you read, shared and commented on the news and some good old-fashioned editorial judgement. As we’ve said in the past — 201220112010 and 2009 — it’s an arbitrary process — and the culled selection included in the poll is even more arbitrary. You can tell us all about it in comments.

Also as we’ve said before, thanks. Thank you for being part of CHS and helping the site continue to be part of the neighborhood. We’re lucky to have so many important stories to tell.

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MOST IMPORTANT CAPITOL HILL STORIES OF 2013422630_386883348007999_381692854_n (2)

  • A recurring theme in 2013 was the final chapter for Capitol Hill institutions — only to find that a sequel is being planned. News that the chain operating Capitol Hill’s Egyptian Theatre was pulling the plug on the E Pine venue shocked many. A top story of 2014 — hopefully — will be a SIFF-powered resurrection of the venue.
  • The Comet also “died.” As did The Canterbury. And Bauhaus. All to rise again.
  • Powered by the sun, $18.5 million, super green office building The Bullitt Center opened at 15th and E Madison.

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