Award-winning local restaurant Quench has been sold for the third time during its five year run in suburban Maryland — this time to a proprietor who plans to replace the existing family-friendly fare with steak and seafood in the coming year.
Bethesda Magazine reports that current owner Vitune Satsiennukul has given up the rocky business endeavor (9712 Traville Gateway Drive, Rockville, Md.) he took over from founder Michael Holstein in 2014. The restaurant joined the local dining scene in 2012, cycling through disillusioned beverage directors, executive chefs, and managers along the way. It wasn’t all rough patches, though; Quench was named best new restaurant in 2013 by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, and scored a nod for its wine and beverage program from the same organization the very next year.
According to the timeline Satsiennukul shared with the Bethesda, Quench will close sometime after Christmas to allow for some house cleaning prior to the final handover. Satsiennukul said the new restaurant could be open by next summer.