Momofuku closes DC restaurant permanently

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Momofuku in D.C. has closed for good, according to a social media posting from the restaurant. The restaurant opened at CityCenterDC in 2015. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

The D.C. outpost of famed New York restaurant Momofuku has closed for good, according to a social media posting from the restaurant.

Momofuku CCDC opened downtown at CityCenterDC in 2015.

The concept from chef David Chang, who has two Michelin stars and several James Beard Awards, closed temporarily in March after coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

“We are heartbroken to announce the permanent closure of momofuku ccdc. It was Dave’s hometown restaurant. When it opened five years ago it was the biggest Momofuku restaurant to date and it showed us what was possible for our company,” the restaurant posted on Instagram.

Momofuku CCDC said employees will continue to be supported by its Bluetape fund throughout the coronavirus crisis. Bluetape is a nonprofit created to help Momofuku team members who are facing unforeseen financial difficulties.

 

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to our dc friends and family, we are heartbroken to announce the permanent closure of momofuku ccdc. to our team, thank you for the hard work you have put in over the past 5 years to make this restaurant what it was. to our guests, thank you for supporting us along the way. ccdc means so much to momofuku. it was dave’s hometown restaurant; when it opened five years ago, it was the biggest Momofuku restaurant to date, and it showed us what was possible for our company. the ccdc team will continue to be supported by the momofuku bluetape fund throughout the crisis, and we’re so grateful to everyone who has contributed. the lessons and memories of ccdc will stay with us forever. for our ceo @mzmariscal’s note about the decision, visit the link in our bio.

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