The Boston Market restaurant at 3233 Columbia Pike has closed its doors permanently.
“Thank you for your support and patronage,” says a sign on the door. “It has been a privilege and honor to serve you. Unfortunately, this Boston Market restaurant has closed. It would be our pleasure to serve you at one of our nearby Boston Market restaurants.”
The nearest location of the rotisserie chicken chain is now outside the Beltway, on Route 1 in Fairfax County.
There’s no word as to whether the closure was due to or accelerated by the pandemic. While numerous local restaurants have been reopening for takeout and delivery, in part due to receiving forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, there have also been a trickle of recent permanent closures, including Champps in Pentagon City and Momofuku in D.C.
Hat tip to Jim M.