Photo by Mike Diegel.

BiBim, the Korean restaurant at 923 Sligo Ave., will close next week, three people have told the Source.

A sign on restaurant indicating that the last day of operation will be Thursday, Dec. 28 confirms the information.

On that day, the restaurant will feature a $25 buffet and karaoke until closing.

According to a source close to the owner, the principal investor was dissatisfied with the slow rate of return that’s typical in the restaurant business and decided to pull the plug to invest elsewhere.

Owner Jung-Ah Park bought the former Sligo Café, where she worked as bar manager, in August, 2015. Park stuck with the American concept for about two months before deciding to make the change. BiBim opened in February, 2016.

Park cut back her operations earlier this month, eliminating lunch service and closing on Mondays, as well as Sunday. In addition, the domain name for BiBim’s website expired Dec. 11.

BiBim restaurant to close next week

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Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
BiBim restaurant to close next week