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Clarendon Grill, Simple, Consistent, American with a Patio and Live Entertainment - Closed

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With all the news about restaurants closing in Clarendon, here is a piece about one food and drink emporium extending their lease in Clarendon; the redoubtable Clarendon Grill

I couldn't find a thread on Clarendon Grill.  That is understandable.  Its not exactly a fine dining or specialty food destination, but if one goes to their website one will find actual food on their menu!!!!!   The article references that they opened in 1996.  Twenty years while facing tremendously escalating rents.  They may not be a destination for dining but they are doing something right to stay in business.  Of course one doesn't know about the specifics of their lease.  They could have a pristine record for paying rent and working easily with the landlord.  They are probably paying umteems more now than they were paying in the late 90's and early part of the 2000's.  The property owner is getting far more rent than years ago, and if its the same property owner over these 20 years, probably far more in rent than he/she imagined.  Possibly they got a relative "helluva deal".  If you renew the tenant, you don't suffer from vacancy.   We simply don't know.

Okay...that means there is one place in Clarendon with the same trusty, well known mediocre menu....and DRINKS.

 

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On 8/29/2016 at 10:25 AM, DaveO said:

Okay...that means there is one place in Clarendon with the same trusty, well known mediocre menu....and DRINKS.

Bold/italics added, since that's gotta be the reason they can afford to pay those escalating rents, right?  Rents go up cause people move in, and given that those are early 20-somethings (by and large around there) and this place has a lot going on at night, I'd assume drink revenues are driving this place.  I haven't been in years (since I was one of those 20-somethings!), but I recall the food being pretty decent bar type food.  But mostly I remember the later nights and drinks :).

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13 minutes ago, DonRocks said:

Coming to the Clarendon Grill space: McFadden's. 😠

As in McFaddens that was in the West End/ Foggy Bottom??   If so I suppose it fits and the “so called bro’s” that drink in the area will approve

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