1200 New Hampshire Ave, NW courtesy Meiwah
Yesterday we learned that Meiwah would be closing May 14 after 20 years at 1200 New Hampshire Ave, NW at M Street.
Well it’s not a lot, and again, it falls outside of my traditional chain of scuttlebutt, but, like Meridian Pint, it’s Meiwah!! And it’s something, so here goes – Jason reports:
“I talked with a Meiwah staffer today and apparently the joint’s *moving* to a venue somewhere downtown.”
I have no idea what percentage to allot this, so I’ll just say – fingers crossed and stay tuned!!
11th and Park Road, NW
I don’t have a lot to go on but what what the hell, the dragon must be fed. I’m gonna give this a 71% accuracy rating from the get go because the chain of scuttlebutt is a little looser than what I normally post. Nevertheless, because obviously this location is of major import – let me unburden myself of the morsel I’ve acquired with no further delay. (more…)
1833 14th Street, NW
Not a lot to go on but before I get scooped by someone else – I hear Bar Pilar may be for sale and based on the silence from my queries it seems very likely that it either has or is close to happening. Updates when we learn more.
Ed. Note: Bar Pilar is a neighborhood gem and I hope, if this is true, it doesn’t change too drastically.
1400 Irving Street, NW courtesy Bar Roubaix
My sources deep in the dough tell me that a Ledo Pizza could be taking over the space. A Ledo Pizza opened up on H Street, NE last summer. Check out Ledo’s menu here. I give this scuttlebutt a 78% accuracy rating. STAY TUNED.
Thanks to all who passed on from their announcement:
“Bar Roubaix has officially closed. Thanks to everyone who supported us during our run. We greatly appreciate your patronage. Please visit our sister location next door at Lou’s City Bar.”
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…)
14th and R Street, NW
A reader reports last night:
“Went by Red Light tonight and it was…closed! No sign on the front or anything. Is it closed for good?? What of the fried gnocci??”
Ed. Note: Monday hours are listed as open from 5pm-1am.
A commenter reports:
“From someone who used to work for that restaurant group, “They always close on Mondays during the winter, but you’d think they would advertise that…” So, who knows…. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
Hmm, this is curious. (more…)
8th and Upshur St, NW
Old Ruta Del Vino to become a Beer Bourbon and BBQ joint with soft opening in March or April said John, one of the three co-owners of the new business.
Ed. Note: Ruta Del Vino closed after two years back in November.
We peeked in to the window today [Sunday] and John came out to talk to us. (more…)
425 I Street, NW
Alba Osteria opened at the end of 2013. A trailblazer for the area. But I’m now hearing that they will be changing their concept to tacos. The tipster is one of the tipsters who accurately told us about Sixth Engine’s closure. I therefore give this an accuracy rating of 88%. Updates when/if we learn more.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
A reader shares some scuttlebutt: “I heard a rumor that the Starbucks at 21st and P is closing at the end of the the month.”
77 H Street, NW
BREAKING News! Sixth Engine also closing on Mass and 4th. It’s a bloodbath! Apparently something is moving in, so it won’t be empty long. It’s a real bummer, it was a great after work spot.
Ed. Note: Update from another reader: “I can confirm Sixth’s Engine’s closing. I was at the closing party last night.”
438 Massachusetts Ave, NW
I’ve worked in Chinatown/Mount Vernon for about eight years now, and the recent spate of business closings is jarring! Just got word the Starbucks next to the Walmart is closing, which is hot on the heels of the Au Bon Pain and Capital One closing on the same block. (more…)