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Reader: The block needs a decent restaurant that serves meat, not The Desk

Yesterday we published our

Restaurant Roll Call

for October, a compendium of all the openings and the closings on the scene over the last 31 days. Among the places that shuttered their doors was

The Desk

, a coffeehouse/shared workspace concept that

closed last week

in the former home of the Buffalo Exchange. But some neighbors weren't sorry to see the Desk empty.

See also: From Session Kitchen to St. Louis-style pizza, our Restaurant Roll Call for October

Says Ray:

I live next door and have to say that this business added nothing to the area. The whole vibe was off... The block needs a decent restaurant that serves meat.

But then there's this from Krysta:

I loved the concept of the Desk and I was a proud proud supporter of their brave and independent initiative. We need more places like the Desk and way less Starbucks. We need to actively decide to support our community and those people who are trying to take back the community through grassroot efforts, like an independent business such as the Desk. I'm sad to see it go.

What would you like to see in this space? What kind of business/restaurant does Capitol Hill need?


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