D.C.'s first commercial creamery is closing its doors on Capitol Hill.
Sona Creamery announced its closure on the restaurant's Facebook page. "We are sad to announce we will be closing our doors Monday, April 11, 2016," the owners wrote. "After 3 years of working the regulatory chain to get raw milk in the District, and become the first cheese creamery, we were paying rent for space that wasn't supporting itself. Unfortunately, this has made it impossible to remain open. Even though Sona's concept took too long to fully implement, we are proud of what we were able to accomplish."
Sona opened at 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE in early 2014 as a cheese-focused restaurant and wine bar, and started making its own cheese last fall.