Rogue States Ordered to Close Its Doors
The Dupont Circle burger joint lost a battle in court and will close tonight.
Mendizabal has tried to fix the problem over the last few months, but nothing has worked to the law firm's satisfaction. It appears that the building's landlord, TRT, also plays a role in Mendizabal's woes: "The judge said that venting to the roof would be a way of abatement," he said, but TRT isn't open to that idea.
Over the course of the trial, Steptoe's lawyer, Deborah Baum, got Mendizabal to say that he had signed a lease for another property at 14th and U streets, Northwest. So does Rogue States have a chance of living on in another location?
"I don't know what the future of the company is going to be," Mendizabal said. "We were counting on money from [the current Rogue States]. The rug has been pulled out from under my feet."
Rogue States will officially close at 7 PM today.
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