Cava Mezze on Barracks Row, the second sit-down spot of the Rockville-born Mediterranean/Greek restaurant chain before it became a nationwide fast casual chain, closed its doors on Sunday, November 28th. The place opened in 2009 and instantly became popular, with long waits and a massively popular bottomless weekend brunch.
According to a reservation cancellation message, the closure is to “concentrate on our new concepts and other locations” (one in Clarendon and two in Montgomery Co.). Staff were offered jobs at the other locations. Reportedly, the owner of the building did not want to make/pay for requested improvements/repairs so the tenant did not renew the lease.
The closure appears to be first reported by Twitter user @betohche.