Young and Hungry

The Taxman Cometh for Kushi [UPDATED]

Neighborhood blogs the Triangle and Prince of Petworth took notice of the big "SUSPENDED: No retail sales can be transacted" sign posted by the D.C. Office of Tax & Revenue at Kushi over the weekend.

On its Facebook and Twitter pages, the acclaimed izakaya and sushi restaurant puts a sunny spin on the closure:

Hello friends! Kushi is taking the weekend off and will be closed until early next week. We look forward to seeing everyone next week and sharing a fresh new batch of yuzu lemonade.

UPDATE: Eater DC reports that the restaurant owes $129,300.38 in back taxes; an employee who answered the phone, meanwhile, says the place intends to reopen "hopefully Wednesday."

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