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La Cantinita's Havana Cafe CLOSED??????

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La Cantinita's Havana Cafe CLOSED??????

ANCyM | Sep 18, 2002 12:14 PM

Just read the following on Tom Sietsema's on line chat on Washingtonpost.com. Can anyone verify??????

Cuban food in Arlington, Va.: Hi, Tom --

Just wanted to pass along the sad news that La Cantinita/Havana Cafe in Clarendon was a victim of 9-11. As a long-time customer, I got a letter from the owners earlier this summer that they were closing. They have a defense agency in their building, which closed the parking garage, removed lots of street parking, and barricaded the restaurant's plaza with heavy planters. Their business plummeted, and the 9-11-related loans for impacted businesses were for National Airport ones only. They decided to close rather than take out a third mortgage to finance a move.

Tom Sietsema: How unfortunate. Thanks for bringing us up to date.

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