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Is Java Green Getting Evicted?
The scene outside the troubled downtown eatery indicates yes. By Anna Spiegel
Java Green's furniture was being removed from the restaurant Wednesday morning. Photograph by Melissa Romero.
Comments () | Published October 24, 2012

Java Green has been closed since August, when it came out that the downtown DC restaurant—along with sister Dupont vegan eatery Cafe Green—reportedly owed more than $100,000 in unpaid taxes.

Things were far from quiet outside the restaurant at 1020 19th Street, Northwest, this morning, where we spotted fully armed US Marshals overseeing the removal of tables, chairs, storage units, and a juicer from the restaurant. Neither the marshals nor the personnel carting the restaurant’s belongings would comment, but it seems it may be too late for the fundraising endeavor aimed at saving the eateries. We have calls in all over the place; check back here for details.


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  • a landlord

    Taxes are one thing, but evictions are done by landlords usually for unpaid rent and there is no way an eviction is a surprise for the tenant. Why didn't they leave with dignity in August or when they stopped paying rent. They probably cost the building's owner 6 months rent and many many lawyer fees. What is with all these folk who know nothing about business opening businesses and then stiffing vendors, landlords, the city, and often their own staff?

  • Guest

    so sad! Java Green, we love you!!

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