1200 New Hampshire Ave, NW courtesy Meiwah
Oof, more painful restaurant news this morning – Washingtonian reports:
“Meiwah is closing in DC after nearly 20 years in business. Owner Larry La says he’ll shutter the Chinese restaurant on Tuesday, May 14 due to a proposed rent hike and the building’s landlord wanting to expand on the West End space. (more…)
11th and Park Road, NW
From Meridian Pint’s owner John Andrade:
“MERIDIAN PINT IS MOVING TO ARLINTON, VA
We would like to take a moment to thank all our customers, staff, local breweries and overall supporters who have made Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights their home for the past 9 years.
We are honored to have served you the best American Craft Beers in the city along with having been your neighborhood gathering place for so many years.We are proud to have brought you a safe community space to cheer on your favorite teams, meet new friends, host great events, and spend time with the people you care about. We thank you all for believing in us and having made us part of what you love about being in DC.
During the last 9 years a lot has changed in regards to the evolving needs of our staff, our customers, our lives and our city. With change comes new opportunities for us all to grow in different directions. Therefore, we are very excited to announce that Meridian Pint will be moving to Arlington, VA to expand our passion for American craft beer into Northern Virginia. As a result, we are sad to announce that our Meridian Pint Columbia Heights location will have it’s final Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 21st, 2019 then permanently close at 4pm. (more…)
1833 14th Street, NW
This is outrageous and I’m gutted. Damn it. And so it goes I guess. Stay tuned.
1126 H Street, NE in January
“Founder of Behnke Nurseries, Albert Behnke around 1960” courtesy Behnke Nurseries
Thanks to Terry for passing on from Behnke Nurseries:
“As I look out over the garden center, it seems like a Spring season like all the others through our 89 year history. I see a nursery full of beautiful plants and fine staff, some of whom have worked here most their lives, and I’m so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization.
But with great sadness, I must tell you that this 2019 Spring season will be our last. (more…)
1700 17th Street, NW
Back in late December we reported that the longtime 17th Street tenant Steam Cafe was for sale. Apparently it sold. From the Dupont listserv:
“Just noticed today that Steam had closed. I’m sorry to see it go but I hope the owner had a nice payday. The new place will be an Indian kabob place and will open by the summer.”
Updates as we learn more.
3418 11th Street, NW
“After seven years in business, Maple will close at the end of March. Our last day will be March 30. We are extremely grateful for all of the wonderful people who came through our doors over the years. Thank you to the staff, customers, sales reps and vendors, and fellow business owners in Columbia Heights. (more…)
1805 Connecticut Ave NW at Florida Ave, NW
I confirmed with the owner that after being a Dupont staple for decades the Royal Palace’s last night will be this Saturday. The building is being sold along with the license but the current owner was unsure of the new owners plans.
I think the awning summed it up best “Bar, Food & Fun.
Spoke to him again last night it’s been 37 years!”
Another reader reports (I had no idea there were so many Royal Palace fans): (more…)
Thanks to Billy for sending: “Discovery Sign coming down in Silver Spring.”
Ed. Note: They’re not completely gone from Silver Spring though.
1639 R Street, NW
There had been a lot of chatter on social media but now Cobalt confirms their closure on 17th Street:
“It’s no secret that the building that housed Cobalt (1639 R St NW) and the adjacent property recently sold.
With the combination of the sale of the buildings, the start of demolition, costly infrastructure repairs and upgrades that we would need to shoulder to remain open for the short remainder of our lease (without an opportunity to extend the lease) along with a slow decline in sales we decided it was the right time to close the business to focus on our other businesses and some personal family needs. (more…)