Kavanagh's Offers Last Supper, Last Lunch This Week
The Glover Park institution is closing after more than eight years of business on Wisconsin Avenue.
Kavanagh's Pizza Pub, 2400 Wisconsin Ave. NW, will in all likelihood close this week after eight-and-a-half years of serving up pizza in the Glover Park community.
The circumstances surrounding the closure and its timing are a bit unclear. A post on the restaurant's Facebook page says the "plan" is to close this week.
The last dinner service would be Wednesday and the last lunch service would be Thursday, with the doors closing at 3 p.m. for good.
But when Patch called and spoke with Lee Abbott, who owns and operates the restaurant with her husband Kevin McFillin, she said "nothing is definite yet."
She said there are still some "legal things" that have to be resolved before Kavanagh's officially closes.
Abbot was not willing to get into the specifics of why they were closing or what the legal obstacles entailed.
"We just want to move on and have dinner with our kids," she said. "A restaurant is a very hard business to maintain."
Hyperlocal Glover Park reports that a liquor license transfer is pending between the current holder, Kavanagh's, and a future restaurant planned for the site potentially called Arcuri.
So it's a matter of when, not if Kavanagh's will close.
The same Facebook post offered a farewell message:
"We are tremendously grateful for all of the support we have received over the past 8-1/2 years. We have made many friends, shared in the milestones of our customers and shared our own as well. ... Thank you for all of the memories! It's been a great ride. Sincerely, Lee and Kevin."
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