Tantric Urban Bistro, a coffee shop and lunch spot in the Esquire Building, closed in late October.
Besides its message on Facebook (above), it gave no other reasons.
I drove by over the weekend, and the windows had been covered. Previously, Fuel Espresso and Drip Bar filled that spot.
Despite working only a block away, I had never eaten at the restaurant. However, given its location, I suspect it won't be empty for long. For now, though, workers in that building will now have to venture across the street to the Starbucks in the convention center for their daily caffine fix.
Tantric Urban Bistro was located at 1215 K Street, Suite 106.
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