Adams Morgan consolation meals hangout and bar Duplex Diner, in style with locals and D.C.’s homosexual group, is closing its doorways after greater than 25 years in enterprise.

Adams Morgan consolation meals hangout and bar Duplex Diner, in style with locals and D.C.’s homosexual group, is closing its doorways after greater than 25 years in enterprise.(Courtesy Google Street View)

Adams Morgan consolation meals hangout and bar Duplex Diner, which is in style amongst locals and D.C.’s LGBTQ+ group, is closing its doorways after greater than 25 years in enterprise.

The diner was unable to resume its lease, in keeping with an announcement made by its homeowners on social media.

The Washington Blade was the primary to report on the Facebook publish.

“JAM Holdings, homeowners of Duplex Diner since 2014, had been notified by our landlord that he was terminating our sub-lease efficient July 31. We have come to an settlement to promote our belongings to our basic supervisor who will probably be creating a brand new idea on this location, however sadly, we should shut efficient instantly,” the announcement mentioned.

Mark Hunker and Jeff McCracken, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, restaurant veterans, purchased the Duplex Diner in 2014.

Duplex Diner’s American consolation meals menu served all the things from steak and potatoes to meatloaf, burgers, pigs in a blanket, biscuits and gravy, tater tots and its “Papas Locas,” French fries drenched in queso duo, ketchup and mayonnaise. It packed crowds for all-day eating, late night time, post-bar revelers and weekend brunch patrons, for its “bottomless rosé all day.”

D.C. developer Erich Hirshfield, now principal at INTOWN Development, rehabilitated two deserted storefronts at 18th and U streets and opened Duplex Diner in 1998.

Hunker and McCracken are saying goodbye to Adams Morgan, however hinted at one other mission within the works.

“JAM Holdings is looking for a location in Rehoboth Beach to open Duplex 2.0 and proceed its legacy,” their Facebook publish mentioned.

As for what’s subsequent for the Duplex Diner house, basic supervisor of 10 years Kelly Laczko was coy.

“Tots and squeezes by no means die. We will probably be opening your subsequent dangle on this location. We keep in mind your order, know the place you sit, and if you left your bank card. Watch this house. More to return,” she posted on Instagram.

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