After a turbulent six months, Heritage India has announced that it is closing its Dupont Circle location as of May 31, with plans to relocate elsewhere in the city. It was just back in late November that a man was shot and killed just outside of the restaurant, which was then forcibly shuttered for almost a month. An employee who answered the phone at the restaurant tells Eater, though, that the decision to shutter and relocate is unrelated to the incident and, rather, is a matter of the lease ending. A statement posted to the restaurant's website reads:
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve thousands of Washingtonians and domestic and foreign visitors since 2005. We will resume operations in another location where we can fulfill our commitment to providing world-class cuisine in an elegant and sophisticated setting. Our new location will be announced this summer.
It's unclear at this point where the new spot might be — and the employee reached this morning had no further details on that. But in the meantime, the Georgetown branch of the restaurant will continue operating as usual.
· Dupont Circle Restaurant Closing May 31 to Relocate [Official Site via @ElyssaK]
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