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WASHINGTON (WUSA)-- Forget driving out to the shore this Memorial Day weekend. A pair of businessmen are bringing the beach to DC.

Tom Brown, and his business partner Carl Graham have opened a sand bar called New York Avenue Beach Bar at 645 New York Avenue N.W.

The bar sits outdoors in what used to be anunused lot. The owners have poured 70 tons of sand into the space to create a beach like atmosphere with boardwalk style bars.

Graham said, " If you can't make it to Ocean City, we're bringing Ocean City to the city."

It was packed on its grand opening day this Friday. The bar will be open throughout the summer.

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