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One Lounge DC Closed
The Dupont Circle spot calls it quits after five years. By Anna Spiegel
Caption: One Lounge served its last tapas and cocktails soon after New Year’s. Photograph by Dave Philidich.
Comments () | Published January 15, 2014

One Lounge DC has closed after five years in business. The Dupont Circle cocktail and tapas spot shuttered soon after New Year’s. Co-owners Seth McClelland and Niko Papademetriou have sold the space on 20th Street, Northwest, to another group, which McClelland says plans to do a “quick reimagining” and turn it around by the spring or before.

“We’re both DC natives, and Washington was a different place in 2009,” says McClelland, referencing the year the nightspot opened. “It’s grown so fast, and we’re looking forward to being able to enjoy some of that growth from a non-owner’s perspective.”

McClelland says while the partners have no immediate plans for another venture, he’s working on a couple of projecits amid “time to reflect.” Stay tuned for what’s coming up for the former lounge.


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  • maktoo

    Only time I was there the waitstaff were NOT friendly and there were fruitflies *everywhere*. We never wanted to go back. Which is a shame, as it's such a convenient spot and has really nice interiors.

  • whatever

    maybe don't let the russian mafia run your restaurant would be a good start

  • Factsonly

    You're a moron

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