427 11th St. NW – Seized

The restaurant Osteria Elisir, at 427 11th St. NW, closed as of January 25th and has seizure notices posted by the D.C. government. It was open for less than three years. Chef/owner Enzo Fargione announced the surprise closing, stating that his financial backers had decided to cut their losses.  The D.C. government seized it due to unpaid sales taxes of $212,000, with no sales tax paid in 2012 or 2013 according to their spokesman.