by Prince Of Petworth June 18, 2019 at 10:15 am 0


1 Dupont Circle, NW. via James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar

From a press release:

“Mission Group owners Fritz Brogan and Reed Landry have announced the acquisition of James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant & Bar located at 1 Dupont Circle buying the business from veteran restaurateur Patrick Whelan, who is retiring, and who will close the restaurant in mid-July. Over the next five months, the Mission Group will perform a multi-million dollar renovation and re-open in late 2019 as The Admiral paying tribute to Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont for whom the circle is named.

The 8,500 square-foot space will feature three bars, 14 draft lines and 15 big screen televisions. The 3,000 square-foot outdoor patio, one of the largest in Washington DC, will provide separate dining, lounge and event spaces. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 11, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0


1825 14th Street, NW

Masa 14 opened up back 2009 – go down memory lane here, many ups and downs.

Big news for 14th Street. Back in January we posted some scuttlebutt wondering if Masa 14’s days were numbered. We need wonder no more. The Washington Business Journal reported yesterday: “Atlanta’s Gypsy Kitchen restaurant to open in D.C.” Eater DC reported Masa 14’s closure would come “by the end of August.”

Gypsy Kitchen’s Atlanta website says:

“Our restaurant draws inspiration from the culinary riches of Spain – infused with Moroccan traditions from across the Gibraltar and Indian influences that travelled west along the same seas. Centuries of interplay between these food traditions and lands inspires our Iberian fusion plates. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 10, 2019 at 10:45 am 0


2206 14th Street, NW courtesy Feldman Group of Marcus & Millichap

You can read a profile about the Midtown Youth Academy and its late founder Eugene ‘Thunder’ Hughes here.

From a press release:

“The Feldman Group of Marcus & Millichap announced today the sale of 2206 14th Street NW along Washington, D.C.’s popular 14th Street corridor for $2,275,000. The 2,870-square foot building which sits on a 2,400-square foot lot sold for $793 per square foot which is a significant amount for a property in its condition. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm 0


600 Pennsylvania Ave, SE via Sizzling Express

End of an era thanks to a reader for sending the auction info:

“M30071 DC Sushi Bar Cafe & Restaurant is Closing And Will Sell Late Model Kitchen Bar Cafe Carryout Equipment & Decor. ONLINE NOW”

Previous Sizzling Expresses have closed Downtown and in Navy Yard. Updates when we learn what becomes of the Pennsylvania Ave space.

by Prince Of Petworth May 31, 2019 at 10:15 am 0


3228 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Bummer from the Cleveland Park listserv:

“I was at Cafe Deluxe last night [Wednesday] enjoying $8 burger night when the server informed me that the restaurant will be closing in 25 days. Apparently the landlord wanted to increase the rent substantially. This is a big loss for the neighborhood in my opinion!”

Ed. Note: I’ve emailed Cafe Deluxe for more details but haven’t heard back yet. We judged them back in 2011. You can see their menu here. Updates as more is known.

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