A cafe and popsicle shop in Adams Morgan closed early today after the ongoing heat wave fried its air conditioner.
Pleasant Pops (1781 Florida Ave. NW) closed its doors at 11 a.m. after its air conditioner stopped working earlier this morning, said owner Roger Horowitz.
Although it wasn’t immediately clear what caused the unit to break down, Horowitz blamed it on the heat wave.
“The problem is that it’s the hottest day of the year and everyone’s air conditioner is breaking,” Horowitz said.
Temperatures in the District are expected to skyrocket throughout the day today. According to the National Weather Service, the mercury could reach 100 degrees this afternoon, which is bad news for a popsicle business with a broken air conditioner.
Store employees moved juice, yogurt and other perishable goods to a back room cooler this morning.
“We’re just not going to reopen until this is fixed,” Horowitz added. “Some people are coming here to beat the heat and that’s not exactly what’s happening.”
our Adams Morgan store has a broken Air Conditioner. We are closing at 11AM and hope to reopen tomorrow morning. Downtown still open.
— Pleasant Pops (@pleasantpops) July 25, 2016
The Pleasant Pops at 731 15th St. NW is still currently open.