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Quarterdeck Restaurant Closing

by ARLnow.com — November 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm 7,309 100 Comments

The Quarterdeck Restaurant is closing after 31 years of serving seafood, beer and American cuisine in the Fort Myer Heights neighborhood, according to an email distributed to the Radnor / Ft. Myer Heights Civic Association.

Last week, it was reported that the restaurant had agreed to a 15-year lease renewal. But now owner Lou Gatti says that has fallen through.

Gatti wrote the following email about the impending closing.

After 31 years, the Quarterdeck Restaurant is closing. I was at the helm for the last 15 years. For the last 2 ½ months, I have been trying to get a new lease that we could live with. On numerous occasions, I understood that we had an agreement only to be surprised later with a lease that said otherwise. It’s a long story, but we are finished. The building, which is almost 70 years old, needs major repairs and updates; the landlord expects us to do them all. Not happening.

We will be closing soon and everything is for sale. We will be giving the food to a shelter of some sort. Might have a few extra key lime pies.

It was a good run, and I will miss all of you. I have a lot to do, so for this week, don’t call me, but send an email if you wish. You can call the restaurant if you wish…

Lou

Radnor / Ft. Myer Heights Civic Association President Stan Karson called the closure “sad news,” in an email to residents.

“The Quarterdeck has a long and proud history in our area,” Karson wrote. “We are losing an important neighborhood fixture.”

Update at 2:35 p.m. — Local food blog Capital Spice talked with the restaurant’s landlord, who says that the property will likely remain a restaurant, possibly even retaining the current seafood format.

“The only thing I know for certain is that a restaurant will remain in operation in some form” at the location, the property owner told the blog.

  • http://thegreenmiles.blogspot.com TheGreenMiles

    That’s a shame. I guess moving wasn’t an option?

    • http://www.arlnow.com ARLnow.com

      Maybe Quarterdeck and Dremo’s can get together and find a building to share.

      • matt

        that would be a dream come true…crabs and 55(ish) different beers on tap…sign me up

    • Arl Person

      Could be a good idea to figure out who the landlord is and petition them. That might do more good than writing to the owner of Quarterdeck – who apparently is saying he couldn’t get a good enough lease this time around.

  • DT

    What a shame. The Quarterdeck is an Arlington landmark. I guess the owners will sell and a new condo will go up in its place.

  • Lala

    This is terrible news. Great place for crabs and beers. Really sad that it can’t be salvaged.

  • abc

    This is horrible!

  • BrownFlipFlops

    I agree. This is a big shame. It’s a huge bummer to watch us drift towards Generica.

  • Captain Obvious

    This is a serious bummer. Their crabs were great.

  • Qutrdeck Lover

    this is crazy crazy upsetting. this is the best place in arlington and it is a travesty that the place is facing lease issues and has to close b/c of that. we need to rise up as a community and protest any more stupid large condo buildings going up and taking over historical and community landmarks/favorites.

  • V Dizzle

    This totally sucks. I’m not really a big blue crab person, but this restaurant rocks and is unique to the area, and draws a lot of people. Not to mention it’s the only restaurant in our neighborhood. It will be missed.

  • ilikecondos

    riight its a shame but i don’t think calling it the best place in arlington is really reasonable statement. they had crabs, and beer, otherwise it was a terrible restaurant/bar. also, i’m not really sure what is so stupid about my condo, but i like it. there are plenty of rent controlled buildings constructed in the 1950′s that you and your 14 cats can move to. but please, do rise up if you must. there is a military base right there, though, so you might want to invest in a fast getaway car for when your 3-5 minute uprising is over. maybe, just maybe, the mediocre at best Quarterdeck will be replaced by a new restaurant that will be even better and stick around for 50 years and become a new landmark in the hood. you sound like a tea partier with your anti change/growth nonsense.

    • MikeyinCrystalC

      I’ll take a stab in the dark here and say that over 3/4 of the readership on this site are the furthest thing you can get from the Tea Party. That being said, I think people appreciate the classic, and in this case reasonable-priced, local establishments such as this. Such a shame to see them go…

    • V Dizzle

      “People’s opinions are stupid, but here’s mine”. Thanks for your input.

      • DT

        Arlington won’t be complete until all of the Whiteys are replaced by Tallulas.

        Sincerely, People who just moved here from some crap town.

        • BrownFlipFlops

          As a guy who spent many a Saturday afternoon at Whitey’s, your comment made me smile, DT.

          • BarFlys of Arlington

            I pour out a I bit of my Miller High Life to our lost dives of Whitey’s and the Quarterdeck> :(

        • Frenchy B

          +1. Whitey’s was the first place I thought of when I read this post.

  • G::TheNativeArlingtonian

    Wow. I am truly a bit sad right now. The Quarterdeck has been an Arlington institution. A place where you could go, get some good food, a beer, and hang with your friends without any pretentious, cooler-than-you clowns clogging up the place. Outside or in it was a regular haunt to chat, grade papers, plan workouts, and just take the world in. If it moved, well, it wouldn’t be the Quarterdeck. Agreed, another tick in the descent into Arlingenerica.

  • Pedro

    Absolutely horrible news. Every little speck of genuine pre-slick Arlington is disappearing before our eyes and we’re stuck with places like North Side Social and their $3 cups of coffee. W

    When the Weenie Beenie gets its date with the wrecking ball, please don’t tell me ARLNow. Thanks.

    • ClarGirl

      I’ll take Northside Social any day over Murky Coffee or Starbucks. Starbucks is generic, but I always felt judged at Murky Coffee for not being “hipster” or “emo” enough. I like the happy medium of Northside Social.

      • Vinh An Nguyen

        Who cares if some Korean tax deadbeat judges you for your fashion choices? Jeez. At least Murky had good coffee, even if they were slow as shit.

        • Justin Russo

          Northside Social is hardly speedy. I waited 20 minutes for an expresso the other day and there was hardly anyone else there.

          • Arl Person

            On the bright side, the food at Northside Social is good. Salads, even. Decent baked goods. Not saying it’s not a yuppie hangout; just that fresh food is a good thing.

            I’m not going to be judgmental based on the fact that it’s not a stand-alone restaurant (it’s owned by the Liberty Tavern / Lyon Hall folks). (But it was offputting that Lib Tavern wouldn’t donate to our local school’s annual auction, though… that’s their thanks to our community for supporting them? )

  • http://allaroundarlington.com Elizabeth

    Steamed Crabs at Quarterdeck has been our family’s Father’s Day tradition for many years. It will be sorely missed!

  • Dreamo

    What’s the landlord’s email address? Will they listen to community concerns about this? Such bad news.

  • GrandMasterFlash

    I heard it was going hip-hop for those in flip-flops – so much for generica in Arlington America!

  • Westover

    It is a sad day for crab lovers in Arlington. The place was not five star dining, but it had character and was a great dive bar to meet up with friends during the summer for cold beer and hot jumbos. Arlington has lost a little bit of its authentic self here.

  • cj

    According to county real estate records, the property and adjacent 7-11 are owned by Haig S. Paul, 6438 Lignum St., Springfield VA.

    • Andrew

      Actually, it’s not a 7-11 anymore. It used to be — but it was the worst 7-11 ever (I’ve lived in the neighborhood for nearly 12 years). Not it’s “Ft. Myer Market” and it’s a little better — if you just want coffee, candy, newspaper, beer, ice cream, chips — that sort of thing. All I know is, it was a godsend during “Snowmageddon” because it was basiclally the only thing open nearby with any kind of food (and beer) around!

  • Nuss

    We are losing the second best dive (behind Jay’s), and a great spot to cracks crabs in Arlington. Very disappointing!

    • Frenchy B

      Nuss, be prepared for more bad news – rumor has it that Jay’s is on a month-to-month lease now (the landlord isn’t interested in signing a long-term lease with Jay). My guess is the landlord is fishing for an offer from a developer…

      • BrownFlipFlops

        GAAH! Must all that is sacred and good be sacrificed at the altar of “luxury” condos, sterile office buildings, and chain restaurants?? I know, I know – you want to save it? Buy it! I would, if I could.

        I guess I’d better enjoy the soup of the day with a cheesesteak and tater tots while I can!

        • Frenchy B

          I hear ya – Arlington doesn’t have much character left to lose. I checked up on the property records – the same corporation owns the Jay’s property, as well as the parking lot and two buildings to the west. They’re probably waiting for the remaining leases on those properties to expire.

    • Henry Ford

      Jay’s is hardly in the same league as Whitey’s & the Quarterdeck (too recent a vintage). But I guess you have to take what you can get.

  • JenniferK

    Memories….I celebrated my 30th birthday at the Quarterdeck, eating crabs outside! (maybe some of you reading this were even THERE? — hint, hint, that was 13 years ago)

  • hook, line, sinker

    Hearing that a Chili’s or TGI Friday’s is coming to take that spot. They like the demos in Arlington.

    • Lala

      Please be kidding about a chain restaurant taking over that spot.

    • Maria

      I don’t know a thing about Quarterdeck (sorry), but could there really be that a high demand for a place like Chili’s in that area? And I think there’s already a TGIFridays in Rosslyn… Maybe? But I’ve never heard of anyone I know going there…

      • Maria

        *that high a demand

        • V Dizzle

          They were joking.

  • Sunny617

    This blows! I loved having a reliable place to get crabs so close to my house. And the dive-y feel made it great to hang out, pick crabs, and drink beer on a summer day. Bummer.

    • DT

      I’m sure you can get crabs from any number of people who hang out in Clarendon most nights.

      • Sunny617

        Ha!

      • Maria

        * rimshot *

  • Arlington, Northside

    A major lose to Arlington. ilikecondo, and others like them, do not know what authenticity is if they do not feel the loss with the Quarterdeck closing down.

  • DC in DC

    Oh, great…more room for overpriced condos and expensive trendy restaurants. Good dive spots like this (that actually serve great food with a great atmosphere) are becoming waaaaaay too few and far between. What a shame… I’ll have to add this to my list of “more reasons to get the hell out of this area.”

    • AllenB

      Don’t let the door hit ya…..

      • RestonRunner86

        Hey, say whatever snarky things you will but the lack of a “local flavor”, character, soul, etc. are part of the reason why I’m moving to Pittsburgh in a few days, and I’ve heard others becoming fed up with this area having “no sense of place”, too. I can’t justify paying such high rents to live near a Starbuck’s, TGI Friday’s, and big-box stores in a sea of generic blandness. Happy Thanksgiving!

        • AllenB

          And don’t let the door hit you either. We have local flavor here, it’s just changing. We have plenty of homegrown restaurants that are popular and very good. So if the loss of a rundown restaurant is driving you out, go. Have fun in the middle of nowhere where you define great local flavor as a few dusty hamburger shacks.

          Happy Turkey Day to you too!

          • V Dizzle

            Mmm, turkey. With Earl’s I don’t really need Thanksgiving anymore.

          • AllenB

            LOVE Earls.

  • NMVA

    Say it isn’t so!!!! What a huge loss this is….BTW: sent this article to the property owner asking what’s going on…..waiting for a reply….

  • N Arl Native

    I enjoyed going to Quarterdeck as much as the next person, but let’s be honest, they weren’t inexpensive by any means. I’d say they had a healthy mark up on the crabs they served. I don’t feel bad for them at all. And for all of you that are screaming condos, it’s not zoned for residential nor is the site big enough to make sense for that.

  • BleedsArlington

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!
    THIS IS BS!

  • oompah

    A real crime (and let’s pray Jay’s stays around, too). No, it wasn’t cheap (let me know where you can buy crabs cheaply anywhere nowadays), and it weren’t purty, but it was an institution and part of the essence of what Arlington used to be–not the new sanitized chains we are getting used to.
    I just called and the staff said they were told they have at least 2 weeks. I asked what could be done–would a letter to the owner do any good? She thought so-it certainly wouldn’t hurt. From above, the name/address is Haig S. Paul, 6438 Lignum St., Springfield VA. Please be respectful.

  • MC

    A “dive bar” is disappearing? That’s great news! Let’s hope what replaces it is more dignified. A lot of “old Arlington” is dingy and needs to head to the dust bin.

    • Native

      Keep Arlington WEIRD!

    • DT

      A lot of old Arlington is Arlington. Too bad people like you prefer to turn it into a mega-mall with no soul.

      • BrownFlipFlops

        Yep. If we have to explain why local character is important, well, you’ll never get it.

  • dfca

    Lou, thanks for all the great times and food, you were great owner and friend. Thanks for all you have done for the community and especially the great lunches (crab cakes).

  • Kate

    1.) Great crabs at the seafood market in DC. You can get them steamed there and bring them home, and they go for $65 for a HALF BUSHEL (2 1/2- 3 1/2 dozen crabs). By comparison, the quarterdeck goes from 50-90 per DOZEN.

    2.) My friend used to work there and had to beg them to buy hand soap for the employee bathroom. GROSS. She told us not to eat there unless we were only stopping in for a drink.

    • jenn

      your whining about the price of crabs at quarterdeck is like complaining that a glass of wine is $6 when you can buy the bottle for under $20, or a bottle of beer is $4 when a 6-pack is $10. if you want to crack crabs in your own home and spend the next year picking pieces of shell out of the upholstery, be my guest. i’d gladly pay to go to a restaurant with character, like the quarterdeck, who provides the “utensils” (toolbox?) and cleans up after me when i shoot tiny pieces of shell halfway across the room.

  • Michael

    That’s really too bad, I’ve had many a birthday party there, and just enjoyed some crabs. Even though it’s a divey place, it’s the only restaurant in that area (I lived next to it at Westmoreland Terrace for eight years) and at night and on weekends one of the places in Rosslyn serving food.

  • Teresa W

    This is such incredibly sad news. I went to the Quarterdeck in my 20s, and took my kids to eat there later in my life. It has always been enjoyable and kick-back comfortable. My whole family has enjoyed eating crabs there. It would be so unbearable to loses a place with such character to another chain devoid of uniqueness. Let’s hope this is not irreversible.

  • Cate

    Kate, I worked there in the 90′s under Lou and the previous owner, Libby. There is no “employee bathroom” to my knowledge. I practically lived there for much of 94-99 and even held my wedding reception there (we were the first of several). Those who don’t care that it is closing don’t understand what an institution it was for those living in the neighborhood before it got shee-shee-fied and all the yuppies moved in. Haven’t been able to go much since we had our son, but I will always hold it in my heart. Love to you, Lou, and to all my old compadres from the good old days of dancing at the bar and minor but interesting personal dramas!

    • Arlington, Northside

      Hey! As a Yuppie in the early 90′s I loved the place! The place is like Cheers, where everyone might not have known your name, but they wanted to have a good time with you! My five year old is heartbroken about the closing, he expected to bring his friends there for crabs and beer after he got a job.

  • Katie Z

    Have spent many spring, summer and fall evenings enjoying blue crabs outside at Quarterdeck!!! I hope something can be done to prevent it’s closing!!!

    This will be a real shame if another Arlington institution closes.
    Between Dr. Dremo’s, Little Viet Garden, Cafe Dalat…–every place with character in Arlington has been closed or is closing and being replaced by silly chains and overpriced ridiculousness…Lyon Hall, Northside Social, Eventide all come to mind.

    I guess most of new residents don’t know or care as they head to the Cheesecake Factory.

  • SaveTheDives

    Another blow for the “Arlington Institution”!!! Let’s count them as they fall, Whitey’s, Cowboy Café on Columbia Pike, Frank’s in Falls Church, The Sungery in Crystal City and now the Quarterdeck. What has become of this place? Is this progress? This must be the new clean and sterile Arlington the Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, overpriced 20 and 30 something’s desire. Thank God we still have Jay’s (for now)!!!

  • Dickie

    All of this would have been different if Friday wouldve just quit playing games with my heart!!

    Seriously though….my favorite place to get loud and roudy in all of DC. Great people worked here and always had a positive crowd of diverse people here.

    Glory days!

    • Kid Lightning

      Dickie you magnificent bastard! She won’t go halfsies on a baby with me either.

      Side-note what am I supposed to do the next time I want to go day drinking for 11 hours with lunatics on a Tuesday?

  • Chris

    Lyon Hall, Northside Social, and Eventide all come to mind as locally owned establishments with high quality food, drink, and service. Lament the loss of a great, enduring place like Quarterdeck all you want. But don’t take it as an opportunity to talk crap about other local businesses that have filled the void. Want to take a shot? Try these: RiRa, La Tasca, Cheesecake Factory, and the soon to be American Tap Room. Otherwise, we should be celebrating and praising the locals like the aforementioned, along with places like Clarendon Grill, Whitlow’s, Blvd. Woodgrill, 3, Faccia Luna, Spider Kelly’s, Hard Times, and Tallula/Eat Bar who are locally owned and operated by driven people with vision, work ethic, and the ability to change with the times.

    • AllenB

      +100 Tired of hearing all of the good quality local places lumped in with chains like Cheesecake Factory. I’m guessing most of the patrons at CF aren’t from Arlington.

    • BrownFlipFlops

      Yeah. This is fair to say. I guess Tallula’s only sin is taking over the old Whitey’s spot. :)

      • Arlington, Northside

        But a Grave Sin it was.

    • jay w
      • suzy w

        with all due respect, la tasca is a chain restaurant. They even have one in London that looks exactly like the one in Clarendon. It is to spanish tapas as Olive Garden is to Italian.

  • Katie Z

    I second “SaveTheDives”—-the new clean and sterile Arlington is throwing out the baby with the bathwater…but not all 20′s and 30 somethings want that generic chain cookie cutter world. I lived in Arlington in my 20′s and now 30′s and I’ve always frequented the Arlington institutions and avoided the Cheesecake Factory and all the other chains that took over Arlington.

    Unfortunately it seems that the generic, overpaid and overprivileged new Arlington residents desire what is boringly familiar to the same chains in their college towns, hometowns and every other suburban shopper’s paradise.

    These generic faux-character places are a sad sign of Today’s Arlington.

  • Suburban Not Urban

    This is the INEVITABLE result of the county development policies – pushing up the density means more costly investment – which means high rents – that drive out the the mom and pops.

  • Cate

    What Arlington seems to like is high tax yield/low services payout and so they cater to those folks. I’m all for the new local businesses, but they can’t beat my old faves because they are all about the new demographic: lots of money. And yeah, it’s Liberal money, but so what? I want places where “everybody knows your name,” not where anyone can cry out “Courtney!” or “Tristan” and chances are, someone will answer… I know that Arlington’s ruling class think they have made a valuable contribution and mean well but as I see it, oh, what we have lost…!

  • Westover

    Hey County Board!
    Want to do something to help real Arlington? How about ultra low interest loans to these long time small business owners that need upgrades to stay in business! Keep Arlington Arlington, and Save the Dives!
    Thanks,
    The Community

  • NJmetsfan

    I hope that another bar with American food moves in. We need more of them!

  • South Arlington

    At least LA Bar and Grill is still open.

  • Aaron

    Very sad. It really was a unique special place like nowhere else in northern virginia. I will miss it a lot.

  • ChrisW

    Quarterdeck crabs were not very good. Put in a Waffle House instead!

    • Arlington, Northside

      Like ANY crab place, they got a bad batch from time to time, but they were as consistently good as any other crab place from here to St. Michael’s.

  • Brandon C

    I used to live down the street from The Quarterdeck and I can’t begin to comment what a disappointment that place was. The crabs (even when you make reservations) were puny, they didn’t even have corn on the cob the last time I went and they call Sam Adams “imported beer” on their menu (I know Boston seems like a different country altogether, but that’s just semantics).

    Granted, if you’re pining for crabs and don’t feel like driving to Annapolis, it’s a good stop-gap measure.

    But the worst part about that place was the fact that residents, from April to October had to deal with everyone taking up our street parking. Not only that, people didn’t know how to navigate our Condo-farm of a neighborhood, and would constantly ignore oncoming cars.

    It sucks when an established restaurant fails, but frankly, it overstayed its welcome already. If it moves to another location, I consider that a win despite its mediocrity.

  • Kimmy

    I feel the current owner should not try and blame the landlord. I love Quarterdeck, and feel the owner should bow out gracefully like a man and move on. Leave our beloved dive to the next owner and move on. Besides if the owner did love Quarterdeck he would work with the landlord to help the next owner. Instead of pleading with the landlord you should all plead with the current tenant, to just close his doors and let the next guy move in. I’ll start:

    That is what most good, loving ex-owners would do. But I guess we will all see what kind of owner he is. From the stories I have heard sitting at the bar he is a jerk, here is your chance, redeem yourself guy. Show us all you do care. By the looks of the place, the last time I was there, it looks like you DON’T. Do like we all wish Schnieder would, leave and let someone who does care move in and show that place some love. It needs it

    Please current tenant MOVE ON! You did have a good run. Now have some dignity, dont be the guy everyone says you are. Show some class, close your doors and leave our dive with some pride. Leave her guts so she can have glory again.

    Anyone know the owners address? So we can post that up and everyone can mail him letters. Seriously guy, be man and move on, dont make that place and those who love it pay the price.

  • N.Arl.lisa

    You must be crazy. You think that the owner should just hand over the business?!?!? The owner if the property seems like the one to blame. It will be missed by so many wish that there was a reasonable alternative to just closing down. Anyone heard of any possible new ownership?

  • kimmy

    New ownership? Read the whole article. The tenant blamed the landlord. The landlord states he has a new tenant lined up and it will remain a restaurant. I for one don’t see it being anything other than what it is. Again, read the article, the tenant states to not even call, but call the restaurant if you wish. What an inviting guy. This place is better off without such an inviting, seemingly oh so pleasant owner. Peace guy

  • kimmy

    Read the landlords quote, he says he has a new tenant and it will be a restaurant. Read the current tenants quote, don’t call him he is busy. Busy being spiteful and angry. This place is better off without him. Again move on.

  • Lori Stewart

    I am so sorry to hear this. I met my husband at the Quarterdeck. We used to live around the corner from the ‘Deck and used to stop in several times a week.

  • Rebecca Reynolds

    That is awful news – there is no better place for crabs. I hope the owner reconcerns & does not sell out to the big developers

  • Friday

    Dickie,

    I admit it, I blew our date. I was nervous that you weren’t Asian enough for my family. And you are the best looking gent I I’ve ever open mouth kissed.

    And for that, everyone, the Quarterdeck is closing. A sad Shakespearean saga of a tale.

    Fondly,

    Friday

  • Dickie

    We hold the truths to be self evident, the quartdeck is an amazing establishment. But the above mentioned post from Friday was written by a Benedict Arnold, ie myself. It was pretty pathetic i wrote something as her on an online blog. I am bitter that I couldn’t be more of a man with a person who is undoubtedly one of the coolest people I know. Its Friday for crying out loud…Friday! I’m gonna miss her smiling face behind the bar, and hopefully we will be friends for a long time to come. Nothing but love,

    Dickie

  • Mittendorf

    What memories. A bunch of us would go to the Quarterdeck after playing in kitty litter sand down at the Mall during the summer from May till August. All dirty and sandy, the Quarterdeck was the only place we dared to go in our condition. If we got there too early, we’d have to wait for a table cuz it was THAT busy. If we got there later, after the sun has gone down and our throats were parched from playing, we could grab a seat, not have to worry about sand on their asphalt floor, put in our orders – not for crabs, mind you, but for chili mac (our favs), hot dogs, onion rings, beans and rice and of course, a cold pitcher of Miller Lite. Soon, we’d be munching our foods and in the not far distance, we’d hear the bugle play “Call to Quarters” at Ft Myer. You knew it was 10PM. It was a great spot – secluded to only the neighborhood. Definitely going to miss. Like I said, it’s the only place you can drag sand in without the proprietor getting upset. Thanks, Quarterdeck, for the memories and the beer.

  • Liz

    Good. I once went here for a friend’s birthday dinner even though I am allergic to shellfish. (Not deathly, but enough that I abstain.) I was unaware of their “everyone must order the crab feast” policy and thought it was unreal that I was forced to pay $40+ for crabs I didn’t touch and the entree I actually did. They seriously couldn’t have been a little more accommodating?

  • Lou Gatti

    QUARTERDECK HAS NEW LEASE

    For a while, it looked like we would have to close. This was finally settled today. We have another 15 year lease. It seems that the landlord, who has also been my friend for the last 15 years, and I had trouble reaching an agreement; it took 3 months. In retrospect, it reminds me more of a family disagreement; now, everything’s back to normal.

    I want to thank all of you for the kind emails and the memories of the Quarterdeck you shared. Like you, I have always loved the Quarterdeck from my first visit, which was over 3 decades ago. The most moving story was from someone who lamented she would not be able to bring her children to the QD, as her parents had done with her.

    Patrick Morrogh, a nine year veteran of the QD and a manager, will take over the day to day operations. I think the younger folks need to implement fresh ideas. At 62, I will still be in charge of something, but I don’t know what.

    We will be updating our website: http://www.qdrest.com .

    Thanks to all of you

    Lou Gatti

  • justin s

    well, here’s what we know:

    1.) The landlord is now charging too much rent for an affordable restaurant to manage.

    2.) The landlord says a new restaurant will move in.

    Assuming both of the above statements are true, here’s what we’re left with:

    Result 1: The new restaurant will be significantly more expensive

    Result 2: The new restaurant will still be affordable, but will make dramatic cuts in the quality of the products being served in order to make enough profit to pay the rent.

    Option 1 could be anything. Option 2 probably means a really awful chain. It’s a losing situation either way. Thank the land owner for making Arlington suck more. What’s his name? Maybe people should know who’s f’ing up their community. It should be public record…

  • Rachel

    The Quarterdeck is surrounded by apartments and condos and is the only business open past midnight on week nights. I don’t know anything about the management and was not aware of the near-closing, but recently customer have begun to loiter outside the restaurant to smoke very late at night with no regard to any of the residences surrounding it. The noise and fights in their parking lot are disruptive and obnoxious and management does not appear to care or take any steps to control it. These problems did not exist under the previous ownership or management.

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