Food

Melt Shop Closes its DC Location

New York-based Melt Shop shutters in DC. Photograph courtesy of Melt Shop

So long, Melt Shop. The New York-based grilled cheese chainlet has permanently shuttered the only DC location at 19th and L Melt streets, Northwest after opening last February. Signage on the door cites building construction as the reason, though the Sweetgreen next door remains open.

Melt Shop’s closure is one of many in the immediate vicinity; Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine, Science Club, Smith & Wollensky, and a branch of Protein Bar all shuttered in March.

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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.