Rosslyn wine bar and market Bistro 360 is closing up shop at the end of the month.
Owner Art Hauptman says he plans to shutter the restaurant, located at 1800 Wilson Boulevard since the fall of 2014, by May 25. While he has yet to sell the place to someone else, he says he’s received enough “good offers for the space” to decide to move on.
“We appreciate all the patrons we had here, but it felt like the right time,” Hauptman told ARLnow. “It didn’t go gangbusters or else I’d be staying, but it was worth a try.”
Hauptman added that his chef and general manager for the last few years is moving out of the area, so he felt it made sense to shut things down now rather than wait any longer.
He plans to “consolidate” most of the restaurant’s wine offerings and specials over at the other Arlington eatery he owns: Cassatt’s Kiwi Café and Gallery, at the Lee Heights Shops off Lee Highway.
In the meantime, Hauptman says Bistro 360 will stay open Tuesday through Saturday from 4-9 p.m. each night, with a big “blowout” party planned for Thursday, May 24.
“I think we gave a lot of people a nice local joint,” Hauptman said. “We tried to make it conversational where people could actually hear themselves talk, and I think we succeeded in that.”