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M Kitchen, 340 Columbiana Drive: 28 June 2021   4 comments

Posted at 11:04 pm in closing

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M Kitchen was built on the site of the old Steak 'n Shake after razing that building, and is part of the peripatetic Myio's empire.

As of 27 June 2021, this location is closed, with the staf moving to Bower Parkway

(Hat tip to commenter Mitch)

Written by ted on August 16th, 2021

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Blossom Buffet, 2515 Sunset Boulevard: 2020 (Now Open)   2 comments

Posted at 10:39 pm in closing

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I have written about this spot twice. Once when it was no longer a Quincy's and again when it was no longer a Maurice's BBQ.

After Maurice moved out, the original building was razed, and a new building was run up. It was to be a Blossom Buffet, and clearly looks stylistically similar to the Jasmine Buffet on Two Notch.

However COVID happened, and that fell through (that's my guess, anyway) and now the new, mostly finished, building is for sale.

UPDATE 29 June 2021 OK, mea culpa, this place is now in fact open as noted in the comments. The real estate sign that confused me and made me think the whole building was up for sale without the buffet opening is apparently for prospective retail space on the south side of the building:

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Written by ted on May 5th, 2021

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Miyo's, 5594 Sunset Boulevard: March 2020   5 comments

Posted at 12:44 am in closing

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Miyo's of Lexington was already planning to close at the end of March 2020 to make way for a Chipolte. I don't know if the current crisis advanced that date at all. ColaDaily has the story, which, essentially is that the lease was up, and they decided not to renew.

(Hat tip to commenter Heath)

UPDATE 20 August 2020 -- Chipolte is now open here:

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Written by ted on May 15th, 2020

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Freesia Buffet, 3071 Longtown Commons Drive: January 2020   1 comment

Posted at 11:14 pm in closing

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There are a lot of Asian buffets in the DC area, and I used to end up there with the local staff whenever I was visiting the DC office. Frankly, I never cared for it, so I have not tried any of the various Asian buffets in the Columbia area, and was not aware this one existed until commenter Sidney reported it closed.

I will say it's a good looking building, though a bit hard to get to if you are heading toward Sandhill. This area certainly has changed a lot in the past few years, and there's no sign of that stopping.

I note that the door sign directs customers to the Magnolia Buffet in the old Ryan's on Two Notch, so I guess that has the same ownership.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Miyo's , 715 Fashion Drive Suite 1: 31 March 2019   5 comments

Posted at 11:25 pm in closing

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When I took these pictures on 30 March, I couldn't see any indication on the door that the place was about to close, but apparently by the last day, it was there.

I have never eaten at any of the Miyo's or M locations, but I believe this one had been at Sandhill from the early days.

(Hat tip to commenter Rashaad)

UPDATE 22 May 2019: The State says this is to become an El Jimador.

Written by ted on April 1st, 2019

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Miyo's On Forest, 3250 Forest Drive: 18 January 2018 (temporary hopefully)   2 comments

Posted at 11:59 pm in closing

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Apparently a grease fire which got way out of hand.

UPDATE 17 February 2018 -- Apparently still in the process of getting the premits straight and getting to work:

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Written by ted on January 18th, 2018

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HuHot Mongolian Grill, 1260 Bower Parkway Suite A8: March 2017   11 comments

Posted at 11:10 pm in closing

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The only Mongolian food item I can ever remember heaing of is Kumis: fermented mare's milk, something I've never had the slightest interesting in trying, and interestinly apparently *not* available at HuHot. Apparently was *was* on the menu is that you picked out a bowl of noodles, vegetables & meats, took it to a central grill where it was cooked in the sauce you selected and you could repeat that for as many times as you liked for one price. I think the closest I've ever come to that was a place in Seoul, except you had your own little grill and could cook your items yourself there.

The Yelp reviews are all over the map. Apparently the folks who liked it really liked it, and those who didn't *really* didn't.

Looking in Alphabetical Closings, I see this is the former site of Za's, Loco Bandito's, CW's Taproom and Naughty Macs.

(Hat tip to commenter Sandra>

Written by ted on March 13th, 2017

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M Cafe, 1417 Sumter Street: 3 July 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:20 am in closing

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I actually thought I had done this one, but I can't find any trace of it in the alphabetical list. Maybe we just talked about it in the comments somewhere.

At any rate M Cafe on Sumter Street across from the Y has been closed since July of last year. I was a bit surprised that it had been that long, and that all the furnishings and fixtures are still inside what I would think would be a pretty valuable piece of real estate.

Written by ted on June 22nd, 2016

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Asian BBQ Restaurant, 2509 Forest Drive: April 2015 (closed again)   3 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in closing

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This follow-on operation to Bojangles seems to be undergoing some sort of remodeling, which is a little odd since I think a lot of work was done after Bojangles moved out.

UPDATE 22 June 2016 -- Closed again:

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UPDATE 25 September 2016 -- As mentioned in the comments, this is to become a Nick's:

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Written by ted on April 16th, 2015

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Miyo's, 922 Main Street: 11 November 2013   4 comments

Posted at 1:09 am in Uncategorized

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The original home of the Miyo's empire, Miyo's On Main (in the old Dr. Feelgood's building) closed this month. The closing sign cites ongoing plumbing problems, but you have to think that was probably just the final straw.

I don't know that it is a direct replacement for this location, but Miyo's is building a new restaurant at the old Stean 'n Shake spot on Columbiana Drive. (Though as of yet they don't seem to have broken ground for that).

Written by ted on November 21st, 2013

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