Huarachitos Taqueria in Columbia City is closed due to a fire. No one was hurt, but the homemade pink sign there (as pictured on columbiacitizens.net) might break your heart: "Sorry there was a fire. We love you. We hope you understand.—Jose and Ana." They are reportedly determined to come back; meanwhile, locals are sad.
Oasis Cafe on Capitol Hill is also closed, the question being: How did it last so long? This place is less than a block from our offices, and very, very few people were ever seen inside (which bodes especially poorly for a sushi place). Way back in 2007, a Stranger reader-reviewer said: