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The Curse Continues – Chao Ku Closed at 1414 9th Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2017 at 10:10 am 15 Comments


On January 9th I posted that Chao Ku was for sale. I don’t know the details but they’ve now closed. So the curse remains despite some initial denials. On Friday City Paper reported:

“It made sense just to let it go. The road was too long,” says owner John Fielding. “We just never got the foot traffic to make it work, and we spent so much money on the buildout.”


1414 9th Street, NW is now the former home to Vegetate, Cafe Eagle, Taqueria Mexicana, Eagle (again), Northern Restaurant and Secret Lounge and Sports Bar and Chao Ku.

Thanks to all who emailed.



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