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by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

716 7th Street, NW

Update from Honeygrow:

“Yes, that location will close after Friday 11/16.”

Oh No, Et Tu Honeygrow? A reader reports:

“I am a frequent diner at Honeygrow in Chinatown. I went in for lunch over the weekend and the manager told me that they are closing on November 16th. Not sure for the reasoning, but I’m guessing this location was just not profitable enough. This is devastating given that we lost Shophouse not that long ago.”

Honeygrow opened up with great fanfare back in December 2016.

by Prince Of Petworth November 1, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

2424 18th Street, NW

Thanks to all who messaged me:

“Sad news, just walked by and they are closed for good. Said they were “moving” to their K St location on the window and the space was mostly emptied out. It’s a a very big retail space, so it will be interesting to see what goes in there.”

“Just wanted to confirm that BicycleSpace is closing their flagship Adams Morgan location [Opened July 2015], to focus on their K Street [Mt. Vernon Square] and Ivy City shops. the usual reasons, rent too high, too much square footage to support with bike sales and service, lots of veteran staff members leaving over the past year. It’s a bummer for 18th Street, and I hope my friends who work there will be ok.”

In June I said I was 97% sure Adams Morgan was getting a WaWa. If I were a betting man…

Prior to BicycleSpace this was home to Slaviya and back in the day, Cities.

by Prince Of Petworth September 10, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

2321 18th Street, NW

Let’s start off with the good news. While emails were not returned directly, it appears the reader report of Bourbon closing in September is FALSE. Yesterday Bourbon replied to some tweets from Barred in DC after rumors persisted of an upcoming closure: “Hi guys, we’re NOT closing, and haven’t storied anything this week. Rumors of our death (by POP) have been greatly exaggerated. But come by for $8 Bulleit juleps or Old-fashioneds.” A sigh of relief could be heard from Florida Ave to Columbia Road.

1864 Columbia Road, NW

Sadly, rumors of other closures persist in Adams Morgan. A reader hears that “Metro K Supermarket on Columbia and Belmont will close at the end of November.” I went into the store on Saturday and an employee said they also heard the store would be closing in November but couldn’t confirm 100%. STAY TUNED on that and all fronts.

by Prince Of Petworth September 5, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

1333 19th St, NW just south of the metro

Shira reports:

“The Jamba Juice at Dupont Circle is closed with paper on the windows. You can see the remnants of the old Ben and Jerry’s peaking out from behind!

Also, Barry’s Bootcamp is right next door, and apparently they have a juice bar inside. Who knew? One of the trainers told me that the Jamba Juice is going to be a poke place.”


by Prince Of Petworth September 4, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Looking towards 108 Rhode Island Ave, NW via El Camino

More big, sad scuttlebutt – a tipster hears El Camino’s closing party is September 15. And those in the know say this is very likely happening.

“El Camino offers California-inspired Mexican food and drinks in Bloomingdale!” and opened up back in October 2014.


“We are sad to announce that we have decided to close El Camino after dinner service on Saturday, September 15. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 31, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

2321 18th Street, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

It gives me no pleasure to pass on this scuttlebutt from a reader:

“Was talking to one of my favorite bartenders from Bourbon who said the place is closing. Adams Morgan Day (Sept. 9th) will be the final day. Saw the writing on the wall about two months ago with total change in nearly everything from staff to food. Place has been limping along.”

Oh man, this place used to be one of the best. Would be terrible if true. I’ve emailed Bourbon for comment and will update when/if I hear back from them.


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