The rent is too damn high.
Cleveland Park landmark 4 Fields has announced it will close Nov. 5, reports Prince of Petworth. Formerly known as 4Ps -- with an unchanged awning to prove it -- the pub at 3412 Connecticut Ave. N.W. has been a neighborhood staple for more than 35 years.
The owner confirmed on the Cleveland Park listserv that the requested increase in rent is not feasible, but he's currently exploring other locations. "My intentions are to reopen at a different location and I have several options which I am currently exploring. I will be sure to keep everyone updated," he wrote.
While he said he thinks the space will be rented to a chain restaurant, Prince of Petworth has heard rumors that the owners of McFadden's are looking to launch a new spot with a different concept.
"News to me," a McFadden's manager just told us.