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Eyewitnesses: Capitol Hill’s mystery soda machine has disappeared — UPDATE

Breaking news from just off Broadway: The Capitol Hill mystery soda machine is gone.

We’re checking in with area businesses including the Broadway Locksmith to see if they can shed any light on the apparent removal of the pop machine that has garnered global pop culture attention for its mysterious provenance.

Readers started checking in with CHS on the removal starting Saturday morning but the machine appears to have disappeared Friday night.

If you know what happened and what’s next for the machine’s now bare patch of E John dirt, help us clear up the mystery.

UPDATE 5:32 PM: Whatever happened to it, the machine knew it was coming:

UPDATE 7/2/2018 9:31 AM: With the mystery pop machine’s disappearance, other enchanted dispensing devices are moving to take advantage of the absence to establish their own magical holds over Capitol Hill’s population:

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Max
Max
2 years ago

Being replaced by 7 square foot mystery condo for only $695K. P.S. Capitol Hill is dead.

Michael
Michael
2 years ago

ICE confiscated it
The machine was owned by illegals. Mexican cartel for years has been using Americans coins to fund their drug smuggling operations.

chs fan
chs fan
2 years ago

I heard the space (not the locksmith building — just the small strip of grass) is being turned into a tequila-bar-slash-tanning-salon-slash-ice-cream-shop. That’s the word on the street, at least.

droctopu5
droctopu5
2 years ago
Reply to  chs fan

“Maria Sol’s”?

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

It was heavily tagged but SPD can’t get their act together to catch and vandalize people and graffiti at night on the hill, so I would guess it is being brought in for cleaning?

Eric
Eric
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

I am not sure that we would want the police to be vandalizing people. At least not any more than they already do.

melica
melica
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

At night? I saw two guys tagging at 3:30 pm on Pine and Broadway yesterday.

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor
2 years ago
usedtolivethere
usedtolivethere
2 years ago

Last seen on a truck heading to the Broadway Grill! Oh wait that closed just like the rest of old Capitol Hill!

Max
Max
2 years ago

it’s actually going on a tour of several places, including Rocket Pizza, Jade Pagoda, Espresso Roma, Bailey Coy, Beyond the Closet, the Easy, Foxes, Coffee Messiah, Basic Plumbing, Pike Street Cinema, Righteous Rags, Seawolf, Brass Connection, Elite II, Rainbow Grocery, Gravity Bar, the Cramp, Pink Zone, Bauhaus, Cafe Paradiso, Manray, Beyond the Edge, the Crypt, and fuck everything why do I still live here.

Francis
Francis
2 years ago
Reply to  Max

You forgot bulldog news, Broadway grocery, baskin robins, safe way qfc barbells and ace hardware. Oh yeah and the coffee cart in front of rite aid.

Spencer Fairbanks
Spencer Fairbanks
2 years ago

Hi, did you like going there? I used to be the manager there for many years

Max
Max
2 years ago

Which place? I mentioned several.

oliveoyl
oliveoyl
2 years ago

ha ha – The Broadway Grill was never part of old Capitol Hill, that would’ve been The Broadway which both predated and outclassed it.

Shawn
Shawn
2 years ago

A couple of days ago, I saw that someone had smeared dog shit on their ‘please clean up your dog poo’ sign and I wondered if they would retaliate by having the soda machine removed….

Paul
2 years ago
Reply to  Shawn

Another perk of having the city overridden by spoiled millennials and drug addicts.

steve
steve
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul

thanks for participating in the internet, Paul. you can stop now.

Glenn
Glenn
2 years ago
Reply to  Shawn

Why on Earth would you think it was dog shit?

Jim98122x
Jim98122x
2 years ago

It says “went for a walk”….maybe they’re replacing it with a new machine?

Daniel Sánchez
Daniel Sánchez
2 years ago

Could you transplant call it a pop machine please!!!!! It’s always been pop until the last 10 or so years. End of rant!😊😊😊😊

fluffy
2 years ago

The last few times I tried buying anything from it, it wasn’t working, so maybe they’re replacing it?

Or maybe the soda tax made it no longer economical to re-stock.

Francis
Francis
2 years ago

It was broken. It hasn’t been dispensing pops at all when I’ve tried to get one. Soda tax! Fuck you ed Murray.

John Weebley
John Weebley
2 years ago

The machine was likely murdered by the Soda tax as nobody was buying soda’s anymore! It’s time to repeal the Soda Tax!