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Maso, Chix Quietly Vacate D.C

The District’s down a pair of fast-casual eateries

The farewell note posted at Maso on 19th Street NW.
[Warren Rojas]

A couple of fast-casual restaurants have called it quits in recent weeks, leaving D.C. diners with one less smoothie/sandwich shop, as well as erasing a Latin-style chicken option.

DOWNTOWN—Two-year-old sandwich/salad/smoothie stand Maso (1145 19th Street NW) hung it up June 2. “We want to thank you for your loyalty and support all this time … We’ve seen the same faces every day and this made us feel part of the community,” management wrote in a farewell note tacked to the front door. The sign off mentioned the “possibility that we will relocate MASO in the future.” Eater will keep tabs on any future developments.

NAVY YARD—Homegrown grilled chicken spot Chix, which debuted up by the U Street corridor a decade ago (the flagship store closed in late 2016) and most recently expanded to Navy Yard last summer, closed its last two locations the week of June 5th. Eater reached out to the company for comment about the sudden closures but has not heard back.

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