A commenter noted on my blog that the owners of Dupont Italian Kitchen are opening La Fonda. Well, with some Internet research, I can kind of confirm this information. The owners of 2100 14th Street are Mansour Askarinam and Vahid Asksrinam (that might be a typo on DC Property Information Verification System’s part). Their contact address is listed as 1637 17th Street, none other than the location of Dupont Italian Kitchen. Apologies for the screen shot, but DC PIVS doesn’t actually have a way to link to this information.
Now, this doesn’t mean that the owners of the building will be opening the restaurant, but there is at least some tie to Dupont Italian Kitchen. Not exactly something I’m happy to hear about, honestly, as Dupont Italian Kitchen doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to food.
In other news, I can confirm that the community center attached to the address is also closing. There is a alcoholic license application on the V side of the property, with the La Fonda information.