Washington, DC

730 Maine Ave, SW via Facebook

Ed. Note: Back in 2017 District Hardware and Bike moved from Foggy Bottom to The Wharf.

Thanks to all who messaged us the sad news. From District Hardware and Bike | The Velo Cafe:

“To our friends, family and neighbors,

With heavy hearts it saddens us to inform you all that as of this Sunday, December 1st at 5pm, District Hardware and Bike will be permanently closed for business. For 50 years we’ve operated District Hardware and Bike as an independent, family owned small business, and have done our best to bring a unique, neighborhood-focused concept to fruition. Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out the way we thought or planned, and we are unable to continue operating. Read More


1940 11th Street, NW

Massive news from Washingtonian:

“The U Street Corridor wine bar and restaurant will close on Sunday, November 24, after 12 years of service. The silver lining: owner Paul Carlson says he plans to transform the space–which includes a front patio and rear outdoor bar– into a new concept with his team from nearby all-day cafe and cocktail bar, the Royal.”

Vinoteca launched the local wine bar craze here in 2007. In 2014 they briefly closed for “a little facelift” and in 2018 we heard that they had big renovations plans I don’t think ever happened. Stay tuned for updates as we learn more about the new plans but be sure to stop by before this Sunday if you want one last sip.

Update from Vinoteca:

“Friends, loyal guests, and everyone who has graced us with their presence over the last 12 years. It was 12 years ago this month that we opened our doors, and it is this Sunday that we close this chapter and prepare for the next. Thanks to all who have supported us over the years. And stay tuned to a very exciting new project coming from @paulcarlson05 + @theroyal_dc team in the new year.
For now, please come say your farewells starting this Wednesday, with a very special final Flamenco show, and capping off with an all-day brunch on Sunday, “’til the eggs are gone and the Champagne bottles run dry!” Read More


3548 14th Street, NW

Thanks to all who passed on the sad news from The Pinch:

“They say all good things must come to an end… Sadly after nearly 8 great years The Pinch will be closing it’s doors. We’ve enjoyed our time spent here in Columbia Heights and getting to know our neighbors and friends and would love to see you all before we go! Our last night will be Tuesday 10/22/19!

The Pinch opened here back in mid-2012. Previously the space was home to El Salvadorena. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.


475 H Street, NW

Last week when we spoke about Starbucks closing in Chinatown – lots of folks recommended Chinatown Coffee Co. (among others) as a good alternative. And so it goes.

From an email:

“after an amazing 10 year run, we’ve decided to close our doors and move on. But not before we celebrate our fantastic run this Saturday night, October 5th at 7pm at Chinatown Coffee Co., with musical guest Collider. free admission. Donations accepted for the Patrica Handy Place for Women. Read More


2340 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From Town Hall:

“To our all our guests, neighbors, and those we’ve come to call family and friends,

All good things must come to an end and we will be closing our doors for good following this Sunday 9/29.

We want to thank you our guests for all your support and all the good times over the years. There have been many fond memories within these walls, and perhaps a few best left to posterity. Read More


1914 9th Street, NW

From Dino’s Grotto:

“After more than 14 years at two locations, it is time to move on. While we have two closing parties left, Last night was our final night of service. I will miss all our fans. Seeing so many couples bring in kids and saying that Dino was where they had heir first date was amazing. Sharing memories and stories the last time made this a real celebration. Read More


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