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Posted at 7:59 AM ET, 06/ 9/2010

Report: ESPN Zone eateries closing

By Mike McPhate
Inside ESPN Zone at 555 12th Street NW. (Nikki Kahn/Post)

Walt Disney Co. is closing most of its ESPN Zone restaurants, a source tells the Los Angeles Times.

The sports-themed restaurants operate it seven U.S. cities. It was unclear whether the Washington D.C. restaurant would remain open.

The D.C. ESPN Zone opened in the heart of downtown in 2000. Before its opening, a Washington Post article noted that the venture faced tough odds in a market saturated with dozens of competitors.

Read the Los Angeles Times report.

By Mike McPhate  | June 9, 2010; 7:59 AM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  business, espn, washington  
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This is the most outrageous thing of which I have ever heard. [Signed] Rat

I agree with my dining companion [Signed] Roach

Posted by: CubsFan | June 9, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

It's not unclear whether it will remain open. ESPN Zone DC definitely closes the doors on Wednesday.

Posted by: RafikiSC | June 9, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

ESPN Zone is like the Hard Rock Cafe of sports bars... thats not a complement.

Posted by: alex35332 | June 9, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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