The closure, reported earlier today by The MoCo Show, was confirmed in a message from the restaurant. Staff were not notified in advance of the closure, according to online reports.
The restaurant posted the following statement on Instagram:
It is with a heavy heart that we share some difficult news. After facing unprecedented challenges since opening just two weeks before the pandemic shutdown, we have decided to close our Silver Spring location.
These past years have been filled with tough times, but we want to express our deepest gratitude to all of you for your unwavering support throughout this journey. Your patronage, kind words, and encouragement have meant the world to us, and we couldn’t have made it this far without you.
To our incredible team at Silver Spring, your dedication and resilience in the face of adversity have been genuinely inspiring. It is a testament to your hard work that we could serve our community for as long as we did, and we are deeply grateful.
Although we are bidding farewell to our Silver Spring location, our doors remain open at our DC location. We welcome you to join us there, where we will continue serving the community with the same passion and commitment that you have come to expect from us.
For our wonderful customers who hold gift cards or game cards from Silver Spring, these will be fully honored at our DC location.
Lastly, we are looking to the future, and more opportunities for our brand to grow. We take this metaphor literally: when one set of doors closes, another opens. Stay tuned.
The bowling lounge, bar, and grille opened in February 2020 in the former home of Lincoln’s Bar-B-Que, which closed in 2018. Adam Stein, the managing partner and face of the ownership team, said he first got the idea for “a bowling alley that had elevated food and beverage offerings” when he was a student at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
“We were trying to find something that kind of sounded fun, sounded classy, a little bit unusual,” Stein said to the Source in 2020. “We started off kind of thinking about goofy bowling-associated names, but decided maybe that wasn’t the best for the type of place we were thinking about opening.”
The original location of The Eleanor at 100 Florida Ave. NE in the District remains open.
Photo: The Eleanor Silver Spring/Facebook