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Cashion's Eat Place is Closing, But Johnny's Half-Shell is Moving In

A major shuffle for both Adams Morgan and Capitol Hill

Ann Cashion and Johnny Manolatos at Cashion's Eat Place
Ann Cashion and Johnny Manolatos at Cashion's Eat Place
R. Lopez

Longtime political hangout Johnny's Half-Shell is leaving Capitol Hill — and replacing Adams Morgan neighborhood stalwart Cashion's Eat Place.

The relocation of Johnny's had to do with the restaurant's struggle to make rent on weekends and off hours, even if its private dining business was strong, according to Politico. Johnny's has a major reputation as a political fundraising destination, which was recently mocked on an episode of John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight." The new location will serve a smaller, but similar menu. The restaurant has been around since 1999.

Meanwhile, it's an end of an era for Cashion's, which opened at 1819 Columbia Road in 1995. While Johnny's owners Ann Cashion and Johnny Fulchino originally owned the restaurant, it was purchased by chef John Manolatos and his business partners in 2007.

Johnny's will move into its new location next month. Eater has reached out to confirm Cahsion's Eat Place's last day and to find out whether any closing festivities are planned.

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