The former general manager of Midtown Partyplex says the Dupont Circle nightclub has closed “for good.”
Rumors have swirled around whether the bar and club at 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW was closed or just “renovating,” as former general manager Ramon Ramirez told us in February. But Ramirez, now listed as Dirty Bar’s general manager, said in an email last night that Midtown was actually closed.
“Midtown is close [sic] for good,” Ramirez wrote. He did not elaborate on why the bar might have closed and did not immediately respond to requests for additional comment.
Midtown’s phone number now redirects to Dirty Martini and Dirty Bar, both located at 1223 Connecticut Ave. NW. Michael Romeo Group LLC, the company that owns Dirty Martini and Dirty Bar, also owned Midtown.
A Dirty Bar employee also said Midtown was closed when we called earlier today. Midtown’s regular events are now held at Dirty Bar, according to a Facebook post.
The Dupont nightclub has long been a controversial business along the stretch of Connecticut Avenue NW. Dupont Circle’s ANC 2B voted to express “safety concerns” at the bar in October, and D.C. alcohol regulators chided the club and reduced its rooftop hours over noise issues in February.