734 7th St NW at H Street, NW
Thanks to Craig (and Barred in DC who reminds us a Capital One Cafe is coming.) for the massive news. Fuddruckers closed in Dupont back in 2010 (that location is now a Shake Shack.) Chinatown’s retail shakeup continues with the recent closure of RFD and rumors of Hooters closing soon too but they still seem open. Anyway, pour one out for Fuddruckers – they had a helluva run.
2007 14th Street, NW just north of U Street
Back in September we noted that the first floor of MARVIN Temporarily Closed for “10 year anniversary prep.” Update from MARVIN:
“At our 10 year mark, we decided in August to renovate bistro at Marvin. With a couple months to reflect on it, we all realized that the true importance of Marvin is in the cultural and entertainment realm. After considering all of the ways we wanted to add to the neighborhood, we decided to re-open the first floor as Marvin Social- a small live music venue, offering good food and inventive cocktails serving the vibrant and diverse community of our neighborhood. The current schedule is here under “Marvin Social Performance Line Up”. In keeping with supporting our community, we’ve partnered with Joe Herrera to book local talent and Dwayne Morton, our beverage director, has been working hard on curating our cocktail menu to feature local distilleries.”
You can see the menu for Marvin Social + Roof Deck here.
1905 9th Street, NW
From 1905 BISTRO & BAR:
“After nine wonderful years on 9th Street, we have decided that it’s time to close our doors next month.
Being a part of Shaw for nearly a decade and watching the neighborhood blossom around us has been an exciting privilege. This community has embraced our little restaurant in ways we never could have imagined. We couldn’t have been luckier to have opened during one of the D.C. dining community’s most impressive periods of expansion in recent history, sharing and growing with so many other incredible small, local businesses. (more…)
1016 H Street, NE
From Liberty Tree:
“It is with very mixed emotions we announce that we have sold The Liberty Tree. Every second of our time as part of this community has been a joy, but sometimes an offer comes along that you just can’t turn down. The bonds we have formed with our H Street family are truly special and we can’t thank you enough for sharing the last 8 years of your lives with us. We are eternally grateful for all the love and support you’ve shown us along the way. Hopefully we’ll get to see you at least one more time before we close this chapter and our doors at the end of October.”
Liberty Tree was an OG H Street 2.0 spot opening back in March 2010. RIP. Stay tuned for more info when known and pour some out for Liberty Tree they were phenomenal.
3463 14th Street, NW
“Headed out today with a friend to have lunch at the 14th Street location of TDF. We ran into Luis on the street as we were walking up, wondering why the place looked closed. He’s closed this location, leaving only Kennedy Street. Their lease was up, and the rent was going up too much for him to afford.
He is planning to stay on Kennedy Street though – made the comment that he’s glad he got in early, as the prices are really rising up there too!”
1503 9th Street, NW
“Operating restaurant for sale. Currently Ethiopian concept but could easily be converted to another cuisine. Located in Shaw on busy 9th Street and not far from the convention center. Full kitchen and bar. 3 1/2 years left on lease with a 5 year option. Approximately 1,900 feet plus basement storage. Rent is $5,670 a month. Asking $200,000. For more info please email or call Pete.”
2000 18th Street, NW
I wonder if you’ve got any info on what is happening with L’Enfant Café in Adams Morgan. It has looked close each time I’ve walked past it for at least a week. Also, it’s that time of year when they would usually be gearing up for their Bastille Day party in a very visible way. I hope they aren’t kaput!”
Holy crap, for better or for worse, the Adams Morgan of yesteryear has almost completely been erased. A peek in the window on Sunday:
On July 1st they updated their hours on Facebook: (more…)