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DC kayak-canoe rental business to remain open

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 12:20pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Park Service says it's postponed plans to evict a popular canoe and kayak rental business in the District of Columbia.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/RPpakj ) that Park Service Director Jon Jarvis says he's received hundreds of emails from people concerned about the fate of Jack's Boathouse, which is located on the Potomac River in Georgetown. Jarvis says he's directed his staff to hold off on terminating the lease until he's reviewed the situation.

The boathouse is located on Park Service land. The Park Service last week notified boathouse owner Paul Simkin that the lease would be ended, but on Monday said boathouse operations would continue.

Simkin calls the change in plans "an unbelievable gift."

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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