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Restaurant Behind the 'Golden Showers' Burger Closes - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Jan 10,2018
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Source Washingtonian

BY JESSICA SIDMAN

WASHINGTON, DC. - The Bethesda diner-turned-burger joint, famous for its cheeky politically-themed burger specials, closed over the weekend.

Community opened just over a year ago, aiming to bring in crowds from breakfast through late-night. But owner Mark Bucher, also behind Medium Rare, says breakfast business meetings just aren’t a thing in Bethesda, and not many people were dining out past 8:30 PM. “At a $15 check average, you couldn’t get enough people to make it work,” he says. “You’ve got to know when to get out. If not, it can ruin your life.”

Bucher had banked on new high-rise apartments and condos to bring in a wave of millennials and make downtown Bethesda more of a vibrant urban center. “It never materialized,” says Bucher, who lives in Bethesda. Plus, it wasn’t enough of a destination. “No one said, ‘Hey, let’s go out to Bethesda tonight.'”

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