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Sweetgreen NOT closing at 19th and L St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth November 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm 8 Comments

1901 L Street, NW

wdc wrote in the Juice Joint closing post:

“Speaking of closed… Did I miss an announcement about the Sweetgreen at 19th and L? That place was ALWAYS packed, lines out the door. What happened?”

jcd responds:

“The grilled cheese place next to it closed a few months ago. Reportedly, the whole building is going to be re-skinned, presumably with glass walls, the same way that many other downtown office buildings are. The Staples will probably be next to close.”

LG replies:

“Uh, I’m literally eating a salad that I picked up from the Sweetgreen on 19th and L a half hour ago. It’s still open! Or at least, if it’s closing for construction, it hasn’t closed yet.”

dolf hears:

“This location has always been a trouble spot for sweetgreen. Golden Triangle is a drain and rent is crazy. No weekend traffic, no dinner traffic. It’s consistently been one of their worst performing locations. With winter coming, lunch traffic will drop in half (if not more). This is a long time coming from what I’ve heard. One other DMV location may also be on the chopping block.”

The official word from Sweetgreen around lunch time is that they are:

open with a line currently out the door.”


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