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OhZone Lounge Not Coming to 1380 H Street, Property Up for Lease

15 Jan
For Lease Signs Outside 1380 H Street

For Lease Signs Outside 1380 H Street

Two years ago, we reported that 1380 H Street would be opening as a new concept called OhZone Lounge.  The property has been abandoned for several years after The Ohio Restaurant closed several years ago following the tragic murder of the owner.

After two years of no news, it now appears that OhZone will not be coming to the space.  There are two For Lease signs up on the property, and a listing online.  Interestingly, the online posting notes that the space already has a liquor license and is approved for both a patio and a rooftop.  District Cuisine confirmed with ANC 6A that the property does in fact still have an active liquor license.

OhZone Lounge to Replace Ohio Restaurant on H Street

6 Aug

OhZone Lounge will replace Ohio Restaurant at 1380 H Street.  Ohio Restaurant–abandoned and deteriorating for years–has quite a history (including being owned by a drug-dealer turned FBI informant who was tragically murdered in Alexandria).  The new owners are planning a bar that will have a patio and eventually a rooftop area.  It will feature jazz nights as well as karaoke on certain nights.  The owner told us that he plans on opening in October after renovations.  His wife is working on the menu that will have a wide range of food.  They hope that OhZone Lounge will be welcoming to everyone and will become a neighborhood hangout.  It appears that they are working on a website that you can view here.