It’s a busy week for closures on Capitol Hill. Add to the casualties one eatery we knew was moving on finally making it official and another quirky store that surprised us with its tenacity giving up the ghost.
First, the complainers will have one less pho joint to kick around on Broadway. Pho 900, which we first heard was going to need a new home back in January 2009, has set a date for exiting its home. The 230 Broadway development will demolish the building and much of that block when — and if — construction on the mixed-use project starts in the next year.
Artist renditions of the coming project show mock-ups of Bank of America returning to the stretch of Broadway and a space for Noah’s Bagels but no pho shops, go figure.
Calls to Noah’s corporate have not been returned and an employee who spoke to us by phone said there have only been rumors that the bagel shop will close in January to make way for work to begin. The employee had no knowledge of what would happen after that.
At Pho 900, owner Tiger Le said his lease is finally up so he’s shutting his pho eatery down on August 9. Le said he has been looking for a new Capitol Hill home but can’t find a suitable space he can afford. “We’ve been looking to see on Capitol Hill but we don’t see any space,” Le said. “We have to put stuff into storage until we need it again.”
Until the 9th, Le wants you to know all of his beer is $2.
Also running an unfortunate going-out-of-business promotion is seller of ‘dead peoples furniture’ and other curiosities,
Dear Anne Bonny –
You have been a great inspiration – struggling, pushing, making, not giving a fuck.
Thank you for 3+ great years,
While Pho 900 and Anne Bonny will have their mourners, probably not much to be said for Uncomfirmed report here is that the 323 Broadway E outlet is being shut down. We recently dispatched of a rumor that Rudy’s was moving into the open space between Check Masters and the walk-up Vivace bar. We’ve learned a bit more about the retailer that *is* moving into the former Hair Connection space. We’re told it’s not a vintage shop. The mystery deepens. Meanwhile, we haven’t confirmed the Check Masters thing and haven’t heard any juicy rumors about a new tenant. Yet. on Broadway.
Finally, again, into the end of some other reports so understand if you’ve missed. At this point, maybe Bella will earn a postmortem post all her own.. We’ve tagged the news
If all this closing news has you down, remember how we were reporting at the beginning of the month about all the new openings. Plus, we’ve caught wind of a few more new places coming soon to the Hill that we’ll be telling you about shortly.