Posts Tagged ‘closings’

Capital City Diner, R.I.P. (2009-2012)

Trinidad's 1940s-era Capital City Diner, which rolled into Northeast D.C. from upstate New York in 2009, is closing this weekend, citing "rising costs, a declining economy, and a national chain 'diner' restaurant opening almost a stone's throw away." That chain: Denny's. Operators announced the shuttering on the diner's Facebook page on Friday. Prince of Petworth and […]

Open & Shut Cases: Hello, Fuel Pizza; So Long, Asylum

A weekly roundup of restaurant openings and closings in D.C. This week, Y&H welcomes: North Carolina-based, New York-style Fuel Pizza, which unveiled its first D.C. location at 1606 K Street NW. A second location in Chinatown is currently in the works. Also: the new Town Hall, which has relocated from its original Glover Park location […]

Taqueria Mexicana, 4912 Thai, R.I.P.

It's only Monday and already we're reading not one but two culinary obituaries: First, Prince of Petworth alerts us to the closure of Shaw's Taqueria Mexicana, with the proprietor citing high rent for its demise. More sad news arrives via the Chevy Chase email list, which passes along that 4921 Thai Cuisine on Wisconsin Avenue […]

Last Call at TenPenh: A Depleted Kitchen Puts Out its Final Crispy Fish

"This is the best promotion we've ever had," chef Jeff Tunks quips, mingling among tables of lingering patrons on the patio outside TenPenh late Thursday night. On its final day in business, the once illustrious Asian-themed eatery on Pennsylvania Avenue NW had cranked through some 700 covers, Tunks says.

Expect 20,000 Restaurants to Close Over the Next Three Years

Somehow Y&H missed this story when it was originally published, but earlier this month the New York Times' Business section reported that 20,000 U.S. restaurants are expected to close over the next three years. Much of the downsizing is due to a specific mania that affected many during the E-Z Credit Era, namely overbuilding. Times […]