Lace DC Lists Property For Sale

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Lace DC Lists Property For Sale

Lace DC

Lesbian-owned bar and restaurant goes on the market


Is Lace DC Closing? According to a listing on LoopNet, lesbian-owned bar Lace DC recently listed their space for sale. The listing price is $795,000, which averages to approximately $397.50 per square foot. Lace DC, also called “Lace on the Avenue” is located on Rhode Island Avenue in northeast Washington, D.C.

Owner, Linda McAllister opened the bar/restaurant on November 15, 2008 as a lesbian establishment. Over the past few years, the bar has promoted itself as a ladies nightclub and a neighborhood bar. Lace hosted happy hours, karaoke, jazz events, sex toy parties, ladies nights, and football gatherings, but was never able to find its niche.

Long-time chef, Raymond Crook who recently left Lace in December 2012 was surprised to hear about the news. Crook was known for his signature dishes and trying to create an atmosphere open to all clientele.

“If Lace had of embraced the whole community, then it would have been more successful,” says Crook. “I think it lacked the responsibility needed to run an establishment like this.”

The current listing states that the establishment is “Open and Ready for Business” and boasts a “spacious commercial kitchen, full VIP lounge in basement, and ample storage and parking.”

McAllister could not be reached for comment.


Eboné Bell
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