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Georgetown tavern Martin's celebrates milestone

Thursday - 4/4/2013, 2:00pm  ET

WTOP reporter Michelle Basch enjoys the perspective from Martin's proposal booth, where JFK allegedly proposed to Jackie. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
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Michelle Basch,

WASHINGTON - A Georgetown staple where presidents and visitors have celebrated their own big nights is celebrating a milestone of it's own. Martin's Tavern is turning 80.

In 1933, William Martin opened his restaurant at Wisconsin Avenue and N Street, NW. Billy Martin is the third person in his family to own the historic tavern and is proud his family has kept it going.

Martin's has served a number of big names over the years. And it's rumored to be the place where President Kennedy proposed to Jackie in what's now known as the restaurant's proposal booth.

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