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Sushiko Space For Lease in Glover Park

by Prince Of Petworth September 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm 13 Comments

sushiko_closed
2309 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Back in July we first learned that Sushiko had closed in Glover Park. At the time there was still hope they could possibly reopen. Sadly a reader updates:

“Walking by Sushiko in glover park on Sunday I noticed a very sad development. On the alley side is a very large Papadopoulos Properties For Lease sign – I guess that is the nail in the coffin and one of DC’s first and great sushi restaurants is done.”

I know it’s a long shot but I hope the eventual new tenants save the mural above.

  • DC_Chica

    I never noticed the mural but it’s great – I hope they save it too! As for Sushiko being “done”, don’t they have a location in Friendship Heights?

  • dcjb3

    yes – there’s a location in Friendship Heights. I just noticed the ‘for lease’ sign this morning. :-(

  • Anonymous

    I must be the only one who didn’t find this place totally amazing.

  • Anonymous

    These landlords are a particularly greedy bunch – not surprised at all that they kicked out a proven business in distant hopes of bigger and better.

    • It’s always fun to blame a landlord, but I think that the issue started with Sushi-Ko owners operating with an expired license and then moved on to a tax lien issue with the District. These may or may not be terrible landlords, but the problems that Sushi-Ko has at this location seem to be self-inflicted.

      • After a little reading on another site, it looks like the owner of the building is actually also the Sushi Ko owner…so what are you basing your landord being a greedy, bunch, kicking out a proven business comment on?

        • Anonymous

          No need to get so snippy about it, Mark.

    • andy2

      They owe something like $700K to the citizens of the district…

  • Joe C

    I propose the space be taken over by good guys and they knock the wall down to make one super strip club.

    • Anonymous

      Hehe, I bet there’s actually a really good chance of this exact thing happening here.

      • Anonymous

        Just remove some of the clothing on that mural and its all set!

  • MissRigby

    I believe it was DC’s FIRST sushi restaurant. I had some great meals here over the years, and I’m truly sad it’s gone.

    • anonymous

      There was also the Mikado farther up on Wisconsin Ave (across the street from where the Yosaku is). Not sure which opened first, but the Mikado was definitely around in the late 1970s and was a wonderful place. Sadly, it closed about 15 years ago. I’ll miss Sushi Ko as well.

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