Yesterday we reported that “The Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan has been closed for at least 5 days.” In certain circles panic quickly followed. Others said, this is simply the Mellow Mushroom way. And it appears the later was correct.
Angela writes: “Got a friend who works for their company… he said it’s gonna open back up.”
And now they’ve added signage to their door. Another reader hears they may even reopen this afternoon. Fingers crossed!
1501 U Street, NW
Back in May we learned that DC Stone Pizza would be opening in the Mediterranean Spot space which first opened up at 15th and U St, NW back in August 2012. Before Mediterranean Spot the space was home to Love Cafe. Anyone already sample a slice at DC Stone Pizza?
2436 18th Street, NW
Been getting a bunch of worried messages about Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan:
“The Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan has been closed for at least 5 days. Something must be up!? Thanks for any info you can provide about one of the neighborhood’s best bars.”
“do you know anything about the closure of Mellow Mushroom on 18th? There was no sign on the door but it was mysteriously closed when I went yesterday”
Readers have passed on a number of rumors including a broken water heater but apparently there aren’t any notes or notices of violations on any of the doors or windows. Read More
750 E Street, NW (back in February)
From a press release:
“Today, Matchbox announces a July 3 opening for its newest location, a 4,360-square-foot space at 750 E Street NW in Washington, D.C. The homegrown chain recently closed its original Chinatown restaurant at 713 H Street NW to welcome the Penn Quarter arrival, which is located just three blocks away and boasts a 28-seat sidewalk patio in addition to 125 seats indoors. Fueled by its investment funding from Thompson Hospitality, Matchbox will continue brand-wide growth in the region with stores slated to open in Bethesda, Md. later this summer and in Reston, Va. in early 2020. Read More
1908 14th Street, NW
A liquor license for Lupo Pizzeria says:
“A new Italian Restaurant serving high-quality pizza. Seating Capacity of 60 and a Total Occupancy Load of 70.”
Thanks to Jeffery for sending from Mount Vernon Square:
“This squirrel was carrying a full slice of pizza almost its size. When it saw me, it basically ran up the tree as if to say “you are not taking the best thing I have ever found!” Read More
713 H Street, NW
Whoa, another end of an era. This original Matchbox opened back in 2003. But fear not, Matchbox will be opening a new spot a few blocks away in Penn Quarter soon. Ed. Note: Last week we also learned about a new Matchbox coming to Cathedral Heights. Read More
3401 Idaho Ave., NW just off Wisconsin
On the heels of the Tino’s Pizzeria progress comes more pizza news for that neck of the woods. Thanks to all who messaged us the news from the Washington Business Journal that a Matchbox would be taking over the former Grilled Oyster Co. space. Grilled Oyster closed here in April after only 3 years. Read More
3420 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Back in April we learned the new pizza spot coming to the old Chipotle space would be a Tino’s. A liquor license placard has now been posted:
“A new Retailer’s Class C Restaurant with a seating capacity of 49 and Total Occupancy Load of 60. Sidewalk Café with 14 seats.”
Tino’s website is now live too:
“Tino’s pizzeria concept was inspired by Chef, Logan Griffith’s pizza making passion and intrigue to create a traditional yet modern Neapolitan style pizza. The name Tino’s was inspired by Logan and wife Maria’s newly arrived son Constantino.”
Check out their menus here.
Good progress on the inside too: Read More
14th and Irving Street, NW
Thanks to Michelle, Flannery and Cheryl for sending:
“Wanted to let you know that it looks like Ledo Pizza is coming to the short lived Bar Roubaix space in Columbia Heights.” Read More