ShopHouse in Silver Spring will close March 17. Photo by Mike Diegel.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. announced it will close all 15 locations of ShopHouse Asian Kitchen, the Asian-themed fast casual restaurant chain, next week.

A sign posted on the door of the Silver Spring location on Ellsworth Drive says Friday, March 17 will be its last day of operation.

Nation’s Restaurant News, which broke the story yesterday, cited a company spokesperson’s email saying the company has a deal to sell the leases of all 15 ShopHouse locations and that current employees will be offered positions at Chipotle.

A lack of sales was given as the reason to curtail any further investment in the chain. The first ShopHouse opened in 2011.

The Silver Spring location had been home to Cake Love bakery and a Fro-Yo frozen yogurt shop prior to ShopHouse taking it over.

ShopHouse restaurants to close next week

A sign announcing the store’s closing tries to inject a little humor into the situation. Photo by Mike Diegel.

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ShopHouse restaurants to close next week

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.
ShopHouse restaurants to close next week

ShopHouse restaurants to close next week

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