Citing a tough downtown real estate market, Janine Vaccarello, the Crime Museum’s chief operating officer, announced the museum will close its doors on September 30.
“The Crime Museum’s landlord has decided to execute their rights under the lease agreement and request that we vacate the premises,” Vaccarello emailed members of the Washington Area Concierge Association on Saturday. In her email, she stated the museum will close on October 1; the museum’s website cites September 30 as its closing date.
She wrote the museum is looking for a new space–in DC, as well as outside of the District. However, since its landlord requested a “strict vacate timeline,” the museum will be closed for an indefinite period of time.
In the mean time, fans will still have access to specific programs, such as assassinations walking tours, traveling forensics educational programs, and off-site team building.
The news was also announced on the museum’s website.
Washingtonian has reached out to Vaccarello and the Crime Museum for comment.