Is Java Green Getting Evicted?

The scene outside the troubled downtown eatery indicates yes.

Java Green's furniture was being removed from the restaurant Wednesday morning. Photograph by Melissa Romero.

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.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.