Turnover continues among Lansdowne Town Center’s restaurant roster. Not Your Average Joe’s announced it will close that location Nov. 29.
The restaurant has been at the retail center since the town center opened 11 years ago.
“We will miss this beautiful community and all the wonderful people we’ve met here. After all, if we hadn’t met you at our first DC location there wouldn’t now be 5 more restaurants in the area,” the company said in a statement posted on its website.
The company said all employees were offered opportunities to transfer to our other locations.
After a negative backlash against Saul Centers, the restaurant’s landlord, Not Your Average Joe’s CEO and Founder Steve Silverstein provided a statement through B.F. Saul Company saying the decision had nothing to do with the landlord.
“The decision was not an easy one, but it had nothing to do with rent or the relationship with our Landlord, Saul Center,” Silverstein wrote. “We have a wonderful relationship with Saul Centers, including our operation in Kentlands and we regret that we have to part ways. We want to thank you for past patronage and wish the circumstances were different.”