U Street News: Former 24 Seven Restaurant Moving to Former Love Cafe Space, DC Noodles to Stay Open

by Prince Of Petworth April 23, 2012 at 10:30 am 6 Comments

15th and U St, NW

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that 24 Seven was looking to move from 1408 U St, NW to the former Love Cafe space at the corner of 15th and U St, NW. It’s now official. When the move is made their new name will be Mediterranean.

Also in early April we learned that Utopia had closed for 14 months at 1418 U St, NW. At that time a worker at nearby Stem said that both Stem and DC Noodles would also be closing for a year. I’m happy to report that is no longer the case. The owner of DC Noodles says that they, Stem and nearby Coppi have no plans to close. Additionally, they have 8 more years on their lease at 1410 U St, NW. If anything changes they’ll be sure to let us know on their Facebook page. Hopefully the construction of Louis at 14th won’t be too disruptive for them.

  • Anyone know why U-Topia needed to close but the others can stay open? Looks like 24/7 was looking for a bigger space to expand their menu, so this worked out anyway.

  • U Street area resident

    I’ve been working on my DC Noodles loyalty card for years. I’m SO CLOSE to a free noodle bowl. They cannot shut their doors until I achieve this milestone.

    PS 24/7 aka Mediterranean is a great long-time business in the U Street corridor. I hope they prosper in their new location.

  • jno

    Glad to hear about DC Noodles, that place can cure the common cold I am convinced! So 24-7 is decent? I’m sorry but I never bothered to try it since it looked kind of dumpy and I associated the name with 7-11.

    • otberbur

      Their falafel sandwiches are acceptable, although hardly on par with what one can get at Amsterdam Falafel Shop or what was available at the now-shuttered Maoz. But I’ve had them several times when I wanted something veggie in a hurry and did not want to shlep more than two blocks from my house.

  • I don’t think your intel is correct. DC Noodles and those other restaurants will close when the construction behind them and whatever pay-off is necessary come together. I love DC noodles like many in the neighborhood (was there just last night), and when asked when they will close, I am told, “when the hole is dug in the back.” Yes, they have a long lease to protect them, but it seems to me they are just waiting it out until the $ offered will make it reasonable for them to close temporarily. Seems smart enough.

    I hope I am wrong, but it seems like a matter of time before they yield to the Louis.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      Yeah, I’m not sure if they are just posturing but the intel is directly from the owner, which they also repeat on their facebook page:


      This could be a negotiating tactic and if anything changes I’ll be sure to update.


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