Monroe's Restaurant is closing in Del Ray on Christmas Eve.
A new restaurant will replace it eventually. A Facebook message reads: "We appreciate the friendship and loyalty of Rusty, Lisa, Jesus and all of the Monroe's family, and will miss our friends in the neighborhood and beyond who have contributed to our success. We are glad that a new restaurant will re-open at the Monroe's location, with experienced local ownership. We know that the new restaurant will earn and receive the support from the neighborhood that we have enjoyed."
Patch notes the restaurant owners are retiring from the business. The restaurant operated since 1996 at 1603 Commonwealth Ave. in Alexandria.