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Health-Oriented Bowl’d Is the Latest in a Rash of Restaurant Closings

Cafes, delis, and neighborhood spots have all exited the dining scene

Bowl’d in Clarendon.
Photo by Don C. / Yelp

Several quick-service eateries and neighborhood establishments called it quits over the weekend, including a two-year-old salad slinger, 17-year-old wine bar, and a grab-and-go sushi operation.

BETHESDA—Restaurateur Jeff Heineman closed his neighborhood bistro and wine bar, Grapeseed, after nearly two decades in Bethesda.

CLARENDONARLnow reports that two-year-old Bowl’d is done serving Arlingtonians smoothies, salads, and gluten-free selections.

“We have decided to close and wish all of our countless neighbors and friends all the best on their personal journeys to a healthy lifestyle,” the health-conscious eatery alerted supporters on social media.

GEORGETOWNPoPville reports that wraps- and pizza purveyor Avocado Cafe (1438 Wisconsin Avenue NW) is not long for this world; a sign says the retail space is “available August 2017.”

LOGAN CIRCLE—Automated sushi maker Maki Shop closed its store on 14th Street NW, but plans to continue filling orders for catering clients and online delivery services.

PETWORTH—Local sandwich shop Straw Stick and Brick is closing July 31. A new restaurant/retail operation is expected to take its place.

Maki Shop

1522 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 545-6333