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Murky closed for good?

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sweth Mar 20, 2008 09:47 PM

The future doesn't look so good for either branch of Murky Coffee; the Post is reporting that even if they get the tax issues in DC resolved, they're also being evicted from that location for failure to pay their rent, and they're $20k behind on tax payments at the Arlington location:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...

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    ChewFun Mar 21, 2008 05:10 AM

    I don't have much sympathy for the owner. I do have sympathy for the employees. It was a nice place. Their espressos were a bit rough and tumble, but among the best in the area. Try SOVA on H Street. Hopefully the storefront will host yet another Coffee Shop. Hopefully the employees will find new jobs. I have fond memories of Roasters on the Hill circa 1990.

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      dcs Mar 21, 2008 08:51 AM

      still, it's hard to find a good cup of coffee these days.......

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        sweth Mar 21, 2008 08:37 AM

        How does SOVA compare to Sidamo?

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          ChewFun Mar 21, 2008 12:52 PM

          They have pretty different vibes. SOVA is more a hipster place with a lot of seating (hidden upstairs and in the back). They make solid espressos and espresso drinks. Sidamo is also pretty good. They owner is very nice.

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            monavano Mar 21, 2008 01:20 PM

            Owner Nick Cho has addressed many questions on Murky's website. Apparently the VA location should be OK.
            The hot chocolate is quite good too.

      2. The Chowhound Team Mar 21, 2008 08:42 AM

        We've removed some posts that were solely about Murky's tax and financial problems. While knowing that Murky's is closed and may not reopen is useful information for this board, discussion of the reasons behind it is off-topic. Please keep replies centered on alternatives now that Murky's is closed.

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