"No Basement" claim on BBC

in #pizzagate4 years ago (edited)

But cans and stores 10 tons of tomatoes to store them in the non=existent basement.

Property Details
5037 Connecticut Ave NW,

Property address 5037 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington DC, DC 20008
Parcel ID 1986-0825
Neighborhood CHEVY CHASE
Acreage 0.09
Property class Store-Restaurant(045)
Zoning Neighborhood Shopping (C-1)
Square footage 3,925
Year built 1932
Stories 2
source
http://www.propertyshark.com/mason/Property/11881126/5037-Connecticut-Ave-NW-Washington-DC-20008/
link to photo
http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/streetview?size=306x306&location=5037%20Connecticut%20Ave%20NW%2C%20Washington%2C%20DC%2020008&sensor=false&client=gme-scpropertysharksrl&channel_id=propertyshark&signature=Ar54yozgyHEO_W4wxPRlm8fiHcA

Basement = yes in 2015

http://www.metroweekly.com/2015/04/from-scratch-james-alefantis/

The appeal of Comet Ping Pong goes well beyond the pies and other menu items that are often slightly healthier yet hearty versions of standard Italian-American diner fare. Over the years, Comet has developed into “a kind of community center,” regularly hosting fundraisers for local schools and other causes. And in the back of the upper Connecticut Avenue restaurant you’ll regularly find groups of people playing friendly rounds of ping-pong.

Launched in 2006, Comet Ping Pong is Alefantis’ first restaurant in which he’s the executive chef, and only second as owner, after Buck’s Fishing & Camping — which he had opened roughly two years before, and two doors down Connecticut Avenue. But Alefantis, who turns 40 this year, has worked in restaurants since high school, including a stint in New York working at a Bobby Flay location. Prior to opening Buck’s, he had served two years as the general manager of Johnny’s Half Shell in Dupont Circle.
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I do partnering events with Politics and Prose, which are more high-end, seated dinners.
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ALEFANTIS: Well, we make everything from scratch. Other restaurants, even good restaurants, will, like, not roast their own peppers. You can just buy the roasted peppers in a can. Or you can buy garlic oil. Some products you can get, and they’re consistent and they’re easy. But I didn’t even know that existed actually until they said that. I was like, “What do you mean? There’s another way? You can just buy these things?” Because a lot of restaurants will open a can and put it on. Like our sauce — we harvest a whole crop of organic tomatoes — 10 tons of tomatoes every year. Can them all, store them in the basement, have like a harvest party when it gets loaded in.

Guy was very enthusiastic. We had a really great long segment, and it aired, and we had a viewing party. The next day I’m exhausted, I come late, and there’s literally a line from the front of the restaurant, down and around the corner.

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I came across an article discussing the same thing earlier. I mean really, they can try to spin this as much as they want to, but i'm not buying it. This is being covered up, and platforms are censoring people who discuss this. Not hard to figure out. Thank you for sharing.

We started PizzaGate-Trail to attract others from social media outlets that have been censored, and give a place for discussion. Right now, we are organizing to get out to those outlets and bring in those displaced by censorship. You can join us there and place your posts for curation there as well. This will be an interesting week for sure.

You posted the property details link to show that since it shows 2 stories, it must have a basement. Guess what? The pizza place is a two story, above-ground building. Look for yourself.

At first look. I see the left side building is 2 floor. But comet ping pong and the building to the right don't have 2nd floor windows. Also appears floor to ceiling space would be low (7 ft) to make the 2 floors.

It's two stories tall which is how commercial buildings like that are listed. The original space had a 2nd floor between the floor and ceiling. That was removed at some point and now it is a single floor space.

Your link is a pile of comments. Are you trying to reference anything specific there?

In any case, the kill room sign is obviously a joke. I've worked in places with similar dark humor about attic storage spaces.

@bitcoinnational

Did your work place happen to be "Children friendly" and as a joke would tape toddlers to ping pong tables? And for laughs have graffiti in the bathroom that says "Shut up and Fuck"???

So when you get completely refuted on a point, your strategy is to change the subject. You pizzagate people are a joke.

Did your work place happen to be "Children friendly" and as a joke would tape toddlers to ping pong tables? And for laughs have graffiti in the bathroom that says "Shut up and Fuck"???

It's possible that he is referring to a basement at his home instead of the restaurant.

20,000 lbs stored in his home basement?
sure okay ... this dude loads and transports 55lbs. of sauce from his 'HOME' basement to his business 365 days of the year. Take a 3 day weekend need to bring in 220lbs.

and where is this room/freezer?




GREAT question. Great post too.


same room where the dude is covered in blood/pizza sauce ... and according to Jimmy this refers to "SEX"

A 55 gallon drum of sauce weighs nearly 500 pounds. Ten tons of 55 gallon drums of sauce comes to about 40 drums. Eight drums fit on a 42"x48" pallet. Even if the drums are not stacked, the whole amount would fit on 5 pallets. Five pallets could easily be stored in many home basements.

Okay you win. Now please come over to my house and help me carry 40 drums of sauce up from the basement. You can lift 500lbs right?

Yes, I can, and I have lifted 55 gallon drums up a set of stairs on a dolly with a person below pushing as well. It's not that hard for men in reasonable shape to do. This is assuming that he doesn't have a barrel pulley next to the stairs. That would allow a single person to lift a drum. But please, don't let me get in the way of your witch hunt.

@bitcoinnational

I am going to install a barrel pulley next to the stairs of my home. Just in case I decide to use my DC metro-area home as 55 gallon drum warehouse. But I am still not sure how to carry a 500lbs can of sauce to my car. Perhaps I will need to drive a fashionable delivery van.

Some people drive things called trucks. Maybe you've heard of them? Some of those people even use them to move 55 gallon drums of different substances, including pizza sauce. It's like you pizzagate people can't stand to hear anything that might contradict your viewpoint.

I am going to install a barrel pulley next to the stairs of my home. Just in case I decide to use my DC metro-area home as 55 gallon drum warehouse. But I am still not sure how to carry a 500lbs can of sauce to my car. Perhaps I will need to drive a fashionable delivery van and keep a pallet dolly in the front yard.

Here is more proof that you are wrong about the place having a basement. You even posted it. The listing for the property you posted shows as "Acreage 0.09" and "Square footage 3,925". Basements are included in real estate square footage assessments, but it turns out that 0.09 acres is 3,920 square feet. Unless the place has a 5 square foot basement, it is a two story tall, single floor building.

Further, Wikitravel.org has an entry for Comet Ping Pong from more than a year ago describing the place as having their ping pong recreation area in the back of the building, not a basement.

Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, ☎ +1 202 364-0404, [30]. Mon: 5-9PM, Tues-Thurs: 5-9:30PM, Fri: 5-10:30PM, Sat: 11:30AM-10:30PM, 11:30AM-9PM. Comet is another great pizza place in DC. However, this is not your average restaurant. There are Ping-Pong tables in the back, clam pizzas, and concerts on Saturday nights. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' Guy Fieri called in some of the best pizza he'd ever eaten. A local favorite! Try the wings! Also serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. DEFINITELY kid-friendly. $6-20. edit

http://archive.is/QXmHv

You made a ridiculous claim about the pizza place having a basement and you got BTFO'd. Now you're doubling down on an equally ridiculous insinuation about a South Park joke reference.


I made the "Claim"?
NO. The title to this post says ""No Basement" claim on BBC"

Here's more proof why you're wrong about a basement at Comet Ping Pong. This article is from 2013.

Like Pastan, James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong, doesn’t build his pizza sauce with DOP San Marzanos. For seven years, he has been buying late-harvest tomatoes from Toigo Orchards in Shippensburg, Pa., and canning them at nearby Stello Foods for use at Comet. Last year, Alefantis estimates, he bought 12 tons of Toigo tomatoes, which Stello turned into sauce and canned before trucking the jars to the basement at Buck’s Fishing & Camping, Alefantis’s other restaurant just a few steps down the block on Connecticut Avenue NW.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/san-marzanos-the-bible-of-tomatoes/2013/08/12/85485c1a-fa32-11e2-9bde-7ddaa186b751_story.html

so the fact that the basement is 2 doors down, now destroys all claims?

The dishonest part here is the shameful tactic by MSM to try and make it seem like the conspiracy is all about Comet Ping Pong when we all know here that it's not. Comet was a lead that CONFIRMED the pedo connection, but let's not forget that pizzagate is about very powerful people operating an international child traficking operation. The neighborhood is full of suspected biz'nesses.

same article
http://www.philly.com/philly/food/restaurants/20130822_San_Marzanos_vs__juicy_local_heirlooms.html

Like Pastan, James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong in D.C., doesn't build his pizza sauce with DOP San Marzanos. For seven years, he has been buying late-harvest tomatoes from Toigo Orchards in Shippensburg, Pa., and canning them at nearby Stello Foods for use at Comet. Last year, Alefantis estimates, he bought 12 tons of Toigo tomatoes, which Stello turned into sauce and canned before trucking the jars to the basement at Buck's Fishing & Camping, Alefantis' other restaurant nearby.

Here's more proof of no basement. That last image you posted where the guy says it needs underpinning. This is what he is talking about.

So which is the 'fake news' BBC or MetroWeekly?

https://steemit.com/pizzagate/@blakemiles84/dismantling-lazy-journalism-from-the-bbc-pizzagate-article

"Given the BBC’s history with pedophile presenters it is perhaps strange that the corporation is so quick to dismiss Pizzagate as “fake news.”

http://www.inquisitr.com/3762538/pizzagate-news-bbc-supports-james-alefantis-but-did-they-catch-him-lie/

Neither the BBC nor MetroWeekly is being fake. You just didn't do any research of your own and instead relied on memes to jump to the conclusion that supported your suspicions. Alefantis did not lie about his basement and pizzagate is fake news. The people that promote it are liars and the idiots that believe liars.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/san-marzanos-the-bible-of-tomatoes/2013/08/12/85485c1a-fa32-11e2-9bde-7ddaa186b751_story.html

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