Crime Museum to close doors next month

WASHINGTON — A D.C. museum dedicated to the history of crime and crime fighting will close its doors at the end of September after it was asked to leave by its landlord.

The Crime Museum announced Monday that the last day the public can visit the Chinatown museum will be Sept. 30. The museum will continue to offer its Assassinations in the Capital Walking Tour, according to a museum statement.

“We are incredibly disappointed that we were asked to leave our building and did everything possible to try and work with our landlords to stay,” says museum chief operating officer Janine Vaccarello in a statement. “Due to various circumstances with our lease agreement, we really don’t have a choice. While we understand the D.C. real estate market is desirable, it doesn’t make it easy to digest.”

The Washingtonian reports that the museum is looking for new space.

Requests for comment left with museum representatives were not returned Monday afternoon.

The museum opened in 2008.

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