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Uh Oh, The former home to Vegetate, Cafe Eagle, Taqueria Mexicana, Eagle (again), Northern Restaurant, Secret Lounge and Sports Bar, Chao Ku, and Imm Thai on 9th Street is For Lease, Again

1414 9th Street, NW

Greg reports: “I tried to order from Imm Thai on 9th this past weekend and the phone has been disconnected. Walked past it yesterday and the lights are all off and there’s a big For Lease sign above the windows.”

Since Vegetate closed in 2009 the space has become an Ethiopian restaurant called Cafe Eagle then Taqueria Mexicana then an Ethiopian Sports Bar and Restaurant named Eagle (again) then was renamed Northern Restaurant.  In July of 2012 Secret Lounge and Sports Bar opened up but closed in Nov. 2013. In February 2017 Choa Ku closed after opening in June 2016. In July 2017 Imm Thai opened.

Thanks to Robert for passing on Shaw Rez’s tweet: “Once again, 1414 9th Street is for lease; Imm Thai has closed. Any thoughts on what would work here? Layout seems to have proven less than optimal for a restaurant.”

The listing info says:

“Excellent opportunity to lease a restaurant in the heart of Shaw. Located between O street on 9th Street directly across from the O street market and Cambria hotel and suites this newly renovated building was recently occupied by Imm Thai. History, charm, culture, nightlife and a purely uptown vibe. 2,542 total square feet(1,021 Sq on 1st & 2nd and 500sqf on 3rd) First Floor Kitchen and Reception 8 seats/36 Occupant Second Floor Bar 60 seats/60 Occupants. Two car spaces included. All in $11,000 per month. That’s equal to $43 psf / Base Rent: $9,100 per month and $1,900 per month for Insurance and Taxes”

Curse? What curse?


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