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Restaurante Luigino's - closing?

crackers Nov 24, 2008 10:47 PM

It's been at 12th and H for 17 years, and now I've read that the Marzanos might be closing up on January 5th. Any other word? http://www.luigino.com/

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    Elyssa Nov 25, 2008 05:35 AM

    Are they just retiring or are there money/rent etc problems?

    1. cheesepowder Nov 25, 2008 04:42 PM

      the wash post had an article this summer mentioning their bankruptcy filing and economic problems.
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...

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        Jeserf Nov 26, 2008 02:48 AM

        I work around the corner - never saw more than 3 tables full, tops.

        maybe it was a tourist spot with the hotel(s), but everyone here at work really dislikes it...

        but, sorry to see a business lost.

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          DanielK Dec 2, 2008 06:11 PM

          When do you go by? At lunch time, they're packed! At dinner it's a fair amount quieter - not much in that vicinity.

          I thought the menu was pricy for a simple lunch, but when I worked around the corner, a sandwich or pizza at the bar was an occasional treat. Everything I had there was quite good.

      2. monkeyrotica Jan 5, 2009 10:40 AM

        It took a while but this is confirmed.

        http://pqliving.com/?p=3722

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          jhc1 Jan 8, 2009 01:42 PM

          Yes. Closed. Saw the sign in December and was quite sad. They were good. Hadn't seen the bankruptcy but wondered why. It is a mostly lunch location despite the big Marriott across the street. It's a shame.

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