It's been an exciting time for restaurant development in Washington, but there's always a flip side when it comes to major expansion in the industry. Eater's been tracking restaurant closings throughout the year. Now at the halflway point, the site has tracked 65 shutters so far this year. In addition to those, several restaurants have closed with plans for major revamps, including Mockingbird Hill, Swings Coffee, El Sol, and more.
Some of the year's major losses include neighborhood favorites like Cashion's Eat Place, Bakehouse, Bistro Vivant, Bistrot Royal, Domku, Jackie's, Posto, and Cafe Asia. There were restaurants that had previously stood the test of time, like La Forchette, Bistro Francais, Millie & Al's, and Pasta Mia. There were restaurant runs that were surprisingly short like GBD, Secret Chopsticks, Sophie's Cuban, Olivia's Diner, Melt Shop and Mama Rouge. And there were some closures of ambitious and critically-acclaimed places like Rogue 24, Seasonal Pantry, Crane and Turtle, Poste, and The Willard's Scotch Bar.
Find a full stream of 2016's restaurant closures here. Eater will continue to update the thread for the rest of the year as well.