1801 L Street, NW
This is the former Au Bon Pain space that closed back in March.
Their website says:
“When we looked around for inspiration, we were drawn to the richness, flavours and natural healthiness of Mediterranean cooking. We base our food around the Mediterranean diet, meaning our menu focuses on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seeds and unrefined cereals. We look to replace butter with healthier fats such as olive oil, use spices and herbs instead of salt to flavour dishes and look to encourage more chicken and fish in our diets, with a little red meat thrown in for good measure. We do also understand the need to have a treat, be it a glass of red wine or something sweet, but only as a small part of our diet.”
Check out Leon’s Menus here.
19th and L Street, NW
Thanks to Caitlin for sending:
“building at 19 and L down to studs and everything but sweetgreen gone. Employee just told me they’ll close for a year starting in December!”
That will leave a serious salad vacuum – stand by!
lower level 1875 I Street, NW
Businesses dropping like flies. Greek (stoupsy’s), “cajun”, 5 Guys, Korean and au bon pain have all closed in recent months. They haven’t been replaced. Worried about the future for my beloved Sichuan express.”
1828 L Street, NW
Open sesame for the return of the “Fast Casual Hummus Shop” Little Sesame.
This is the former Veloce space, which closed back in December. Little Sesame‘s previous location in Dupont closed along with DGS Deli back in February. New spot looks nice! I got a sneak peak last week:
Ed. Note: ABP closed on L Street back in late February.
Thanks to C for sending:
“Au Bon Pain permanently closed at 1100 Vermont (Vermont and L).
This follows the closure of the Zoup! on the other corner, in the same building. They have signage up indicating a full renovation for 2019 and seemingly soliciting new retail and offices… And there was the rumor about a downtown Wawa coming in which no longer seems to be the case.”
1020 19th Street, NW
UPDATE from the owner:
“I changed the name of the restaurant to Bryson’s Cafe after my first born son who is now 13 months. There is no curse! Our business is doing really good especially our catering business. We are actually in the process of expanding and seeking new locations under our new name. 19th St Customers can expect a small remodel coming soon and some minor tweaks to the menu with a heavy focus on our new mix and match tacos which have been wildly popular. Any future remodel work we will just do on the weekends but we will stay open. We will also be running some really good promotions in the upcoming future, such as our $1 large la colombe coffee which we are running right now. Bryson’s is an evolution of Moxies. Since we are locally owned and operated, We took all the feedback from 2 years and we adapted and made improvements. We will continue to improve and customers should check out the “new” Bryson’s Cafe!”
Thanks to ek122 for sending: (more…)
425 11th Street, NW. Photo by Barred in DC
“Downtown sandwich spot White Apron closed earlier this month after a little more than 5 years in business. Too bad, solid sandwiches and super friendly and quick service.”
Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.