The founders of dumpling-focused pop-up Dorjee Momo are shelving their plans to open a permanent spot in Capitol Hill complete with rooms available above the dining room for overnights via Airbnb. The Washington City Paper reports the news that the opening at 1300-1302 Pennsylvania Avenue SE from Dorjee Momo founders Dorjee and Amberjade Tsering is off and there’s a “for lease” sign on the building.
“Our personal relationship has become too fractured to effectively run a sustainable business together,” Amberjade Tsering told WCP as part of a statement: read the entire statement here.
The Dorjee Momo Facebook page now has a link to the story and an update, which reads:
Hi friends we are taking some time off from the pop-up to re-organize and go through some transitions. We have been working nonstop for the last year and a half and we need to press pause for now. Our team is very grateful for all the enthusiasm and support surrounding our food, and we hope to serve you again soon.
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