Inauguration Vendors See Slower Year Than 2009

WASHINGTON — There was no mistaking the fact that this year’s inauguration was more modest than the sea of humanity that was Washington in 2009, especially for the vendors who invaded the city with t-shirts, calenders and other knickknacks, hoping to catch another Obama-fueled payday.”I guess the nostalgia wore off,” said Bunny, a 52-year-old vendor on Pennsylvania Avenue who declined to give his full name.Bunny and his brother had hauled a van full of custom-made Barack Obama inaugural calendars ($4) down from Baltimore in the wee hours of Monday morning. The pair set up in the same exact spot, right in front of the Burrito Brothers restaurant on Capitol Hill, that they’d chosen on this same day four years ago. Read More…
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