Fox Loves Taco has closed after less than two years of business near the Brookland-CUA Metro station, depriving the neighborhood near Catholic University of a place to sample a variety of vegetarian fillings from the owners of the popular Little Red Fox market in Chevy Chase.
The business announced the “immediate closure” on its Instagram page earlier today. “Due to issues beyond our control, we are unable to keep this location operational any longer,” the post reads. Local journalist Gordon Chaffin tweeted out a picture earlier this week that showed a disassembled counter inside the shop, which also sold coffee from Portland, Oregon, roaster Coava.
“It’s a legal matter now, so [we] have to wait until that is settled before we speak on any specifics,” owner Matt Carr writes in a text message. Carr and his wife, Jena, own Little Red Fox and are partners in the Den coffeeshop inside the Politics & Prose bookstore next-door. The couple recently opened Sugar Fox, an ice cream and cake store with a commercial baking space, on the same block.
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Dear Brookland & Edgewood friends, neighbors, and patrons: We’re very sad to announce the immediate closure of Fox Loves Taco. Unfortunately, due to issues beyond our control, we are unable to keep this location operational any longer. We are so grateful for all your kind words, patronage, & camaraderie over the past two years. We’ve loved serving you. Sincerely yours, Fox Loves Taco
Wow, Fox Loves Taco in Brookland is closed now too -- was next to The Bike Rack. What the Hell is Bozzuto doing to their rent? Is our neighborhood not producing enough demand for businesses like this? Brookland Pint is still going strong. @Ward5Ed @BrooklandBridge @Nick4Ward5 pic.twitter.com/MuddRubZUM— Gordon Chaffin (@GordonAChaffin) July 23, 2019
Fox Loves Taco opened in the former Filter coffee shop space in September 2017, hosting a pop-up there before settling in for good. The shop shared space with the Bike Rack, which closed earlier this month.
It started out with an all-vegetarian menu, selling homemade sweet potato flour tortillas with tacos full of eggs, cauliflower chorizo, and jerk tofu. Eventually, the shop added pork mole and a ground chicken and duck fat sausage.
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