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Matchbox “saddened to announce that our flame at 14th Street has been extinguished.”

1901 14th Street, NW at T Street

Matchbox opened here in the former Arena Stage’s Living Stage outreach theater but long vacant space back in late 2012.

here’s how it looked in 2011 (after the jump see an awesome photo from Michael Horsley taken in 1986)

Thanks to all who sent word about Matchbox’s 14th Street location:

In early August Nation’s Restaurant News reported:

“The 12-unit Washington, D.C.-based casual-dining brand said Reston, Va.-based Thompson Hospitality, which in 2018 invested $11 million in Matchbox for an unexercised purchase option, has proposed buying the chain. Matchbox filed Chapter 11 petitions in several U.S. bankruptcy court in states where it operates, a spokesperson said.”

Stay tuned.

Photo by Michael Horsley “14th and T Street NW Washington DC 1986. Living Stage, JavaRama, Theater Du Jour, and Source Theater”. Matchbox space at far left of photo.

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