Posts Tagged ‘The Chesapeake Room’

Restaurant Group Behind Hawk ’n’ Dove Files for Bankruptcy

The group behind Hawk ’n’ Dove, Molly Malone’s, The Chesapeake Room, and six other restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday. “Since August, 2013, margins have declined significantly,” said the business’ managing member William Nimmo in a press release. “After careful consideration of available alternatives, we determined that a Chapter 11 filing was a […]

Xavier Cervera Sells Nine Restaurants

Restaurateur Xavier Cervera will no longer be the restaurant king of Capitol Hill. He's selling his nine eateries to a Boston equity firm reportedly headed by his brother, the blog Capitol Hill Corner reports. The restaurants included in the sale: Hawk 'n' Dove, Boxcar Tavern, The Chesapeake Room, Lola's, Pacifico Cantina, Senart's Oyster & Chop […]

Live and Let Dive: Does Renovating a Beloved Bar Mean Quashing Its Charm?

There’s no reason to gloss over the many flaws of the old Hawk ‘n’ Dove, the stalwart Capitol Hill bar that closed in 2011 and reopened under new ownership two weeks ago. The original place was dark and rotting, the smell of urine persistent and legendary, the food just a cut above a frozen tray […]

Ercilia’s Turns Orange! Old-School Pupuseria Gets New Look In Changing Mt. Pleasant

If the fate of Barracks Row's now-defunct restaurants (Marty's, Firehouse Cafe, Ellington's on 8th) is any indication of what happens when new, shiny places invade (The Chesapeake Room, Cava, Zest Bistro) then the shops on Mt. Pleasant Street NW should be nervous. As the neighborhood's main street welcomes tonier retailers, Flying Fish Coffee and Tea […]

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