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Bite the Fruit’s Russwin Francisco – Metro Weekly Enhanced Digital Edition (Jan. 16, 2020)

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Out of the Box: Eight years ago, Russwin Francisco was faced with reinventing a legendary D.C. leather store. In the process, he created a new, lasting icon: Bite the Fruit. Interview by Randy Shulman. Photography by Todd Franson

Crew Club Closes: After 25 years, the iconic gay men’s spa will shutter its doors on Feb. 29. By John Riley

Road Werk: Fasten your seatbelts, RuPaul fans, Netflix’s AJ and the Queen is one hell of a bumpy ride. By André Hereford

Puppy Park XII at MAL • Out On the Town • Rebuilding Communities: Kevin O’Connor • Breathe Again: Anthony Green • Community: Band of Brothers • Community Calendar • Stage: Sheltered • Nightlife Scene: Green Lantern • Nightlife Listings and Drink Specials • Nightlife Highlights • Scene Photos: Avalon Saturdays • Last Word

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