Sad Scuttlebutt: I Hear Fado Won’t be Reopening when all is said and done

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Yesterday two very close sources told me that Fado would be closing permanently. I haven’t seen confirmation yet on Fado’s social media or website but this afternoon someone shared the following public Facebook post from someone seemingly very much in the know:


22 years to the day that Fado opened in Chinatown DC (March 16, 1998), we closed our doors to Coronavirus on March 16, 2020. This week, that closing became permanent.

I’ve sat down to write this and started about 36 different sentences and deleted them all. I kept referencing Coronavirus, when really, Coronavirus has nothing to do with why we closed. Years of dealing with scumbag landlords and untenable real estate laws here in DC is why the pub has closed. But I think the predominant feeling through this pandemic has been grief. Every stage of grief like waves crashing down all times of the day and in different sizes and often unexpectedly. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and for some, acceptance of at least the lack of control and information and acceptance of the unknown.”

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