In case u missed it, James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong, center of 'Pizzagate' controversy, emphatically stated for the record yesterday on the Kojo Mnambi radio show that Comet Ping Pong DOES NOT HAVE A BASEMENT.
Now, this is problematic because it contradicts the available evidence we currently have. Including James Alefantis himself talking about canning 10 tons of tomatoes at Comet and storing them in said basement. Which can be found here in this Metro Weekly article.
In addition to his own words previously confirming the existence of a basement, we also have this book, Boutique Restaurants, which documents the interior of Comet Ping Pong. The only available images are too low of a resolution to make out the description of the basement looking image. However, the space depicted is able to be assumed to be a basement area of the building. (Cant find the direct link to the book image right now but i have the image here)
Another puzzling piece of information is the listing of Comet, 5037 Connecticut Ave. on Propertyshark, has the number of stories of the building listed as '2'. Whether this could just be an indication of the height of the building, or number of actual floors is inconclusive.
Here is a second property information site (provided by a commenter here on this article) that also has 5037 Connecticut listed as a 2 story building.
Other supporting evidence that lends a high probability of a chamber below Comet Ping Pong, is a confirmed basement level in a neighboring business, Politics and Prose (which is in the same building as Comet Ping Pong) Across the street there is Joe's Basement Bar, so we know buildings in the immediate vicinity have basements.
Images from James Alefantis' Instagram account show what appears to be construction work being conducted inside a basement area.
Fox News biggest argument in favor of "debunking Pizzagate" was the statement of fact that "Comet Ping Pong does not have a basement"
I'll leave it to the reader, and the greater community to interpret the implications of these findings published above.