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‘Top Chef’ Alum Bryan Voltaggio Has Closed His Debut D.C. Restaurant

High-end Range lasted just over five years in tony Chevy Chase

The main dining room at Range looked out onto the shops of the Chevy Chase Pavilion.
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

Range, the airy 14,000-square-foot restaurant Top Chef alum turned restaurateur Bryan Voltaggio installed on the top floor of ritzy shopping hub Chevy Chase Pavilion, has closed.

As first reported by Washingtonian, Voltaggio shut down the massive eatery, which debuted in December 2012 and at one point housed short-lived Italian spin-off Aggio, due to declining revenue.

“Unfortunately, the conditions impacting our business, including a significant decrease in foot traffic alongside increased costs, have left us unable to operate a profitable restaurant,” Voltaggio said in an official statement. He plans to continue operating sandwich-centric Lunchbox located on the lower level of the pavilion.

Since unveiling flagship establishment Volt in 2008 in neighboring Frederick, Maryland, Voltaggio has opened and closed a series of eateries all around the area. His existing restaurants include Volt, Lunchbox, Family Meal in Frederick, Maryland, and Aggio in Ashburn, Virginia. He’s also partnered with his celebrity chef brother, Michael Voltaggio, on Voltaggio Brothers Steak House at the MGM Casino complex by National Harbor, and Strfsh, a fish sandwich shop the duo opened last fall in Southern California.

Next up: creating a new restaurant for the Conrad hotel currently taking shape near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. Stay tuned for details about that forthcoming venture.


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