Oya's experiment as BOE, a Penn Quarter lounge, has come to an end. The restaurant is closing its doors.
A spokesperson for the restaurant confirmed the closure. The company also owns Asian restaurant SEI and used to own SAX (which has since been sold to new owners). It sent along this statement:
"We have been at the forefront of the food revolution in DC for the past 10 years...We have consistently pushed the envelope with our vision for ambiance and the culinary experience and we are pleased to see D.C. make its mark as a top restaurant city in the United States. In our growth and constant pursuit of the new and interesting, we realized that our expectations and goals for BOE were not being met and made the difficult decision to close the restaurant. So to our customers, friends and supporters, you have enhanced our lives for almost a decade and we want to say THANK YOU for the journey and hope to see you at SEI."
BOE was located at 777 9th St. NW. The company had made the switchover from Oya at the beginning of the year.
UPDATE: Washingtonian reports that the landlord is suing the owners for alleged unpaid rent.