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Three Fairmont Avenue Dining Spots Set To Close

Haandi, Sweet Basil and Foong Lin will all close this summer ahead of groundbreaking of a 17-story mixed-use development, Bethesda Magazine's Table Talk blog reports.

 

Three Fairmont Avenue restaurants are set to close ahead of groundbreaking of a planned mixed-use development, Bethesda Magazine reported.

a mainstay at the corner of Fairmont and Norfolk Avenues, will close July 31 after 25 years in the Woodmont Triangle, according to Bethesda Magazine’s Table Talk blog.

Neighboring and are set to close August 31.

A 17-story high-rise is planned for the stretch of Fairmont, set to feature 236 rental units, 6500 square feet of ground floor retail, and 3.5 levels of below grade parking,

Foong Lin owner Fu Cheung told Table Talk he’s in search of a new location for the Chinese restaurant in Bethesda, Chevy Chase or Potomac. Managers of Indian restaurant Haandi told Table Talk they’ll hunt for a new Bethesda spot, while Sweet Basil management tells the blog the owner will “take a break” before seeking to re-locate.

Groundbreaking for the development is expected in early 2013.

Will you miss Foong Lin, Haandi and Sweet Basil? Tell us in the comments.

Corbin Dallas Multipass July 09, 2012 at 12:53 PM
AW FRIG SWEET BASIL NO best wishes guys, enjoy your vacay.
Arlene K. Polangin July 09, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Will definitely miss delicious food at Sweet Basil :(
Elise Audiodoc July 09, 2012 at 01:58 PM
great , just what we need more high rises and traffic in Bethesda! Am going to miss Haandi. I do hope they relocate and re-open quickly!
Online addict July 09, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Foong Lin, what a great restaurant, ate many a lunches there, always great food, great service.
Martha Bridge Denckla July 09, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Wow, all three of these are mainstays of my Bethesda lifestyle and will be greatly missed. ( I have been in Bethesda since 1979) I hope all three find other Bethesda locations.
Alice Z July 10, 2012 at 03:57 AM
I knew it was coming, but it is still sad to see Foong Lin and Haandi displaced...we are longtime regulars at both. The proprieters and the food excel at both. I hope they do find new spots.
Bill Creed July 12, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Foong Lin and Haandi are two of our favorite restaurants. Been going to both for over twenty years. Hope both find new locations.
Mark J. Rockman September 23, 2012 at 10:01 PM
We just moved to the San Diego area, but it would have been a ^must^ to come back to Foong Lin for a meal. We can hardly imagine you're gone. Best wishes, Mr. Cheung, ole buddy . . . we'll look for you when we're back for a visit.
Mark & Carole Rockman September 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM
We just moved to the San Diego area, but it would have been a ^must^ to come back to Foong Lin for a meal. We can hardly imagine you're gone. Best wishes, Mr. Cheung, ole buddy . . . we'll look for you when we're back for a visit.

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