by Tim Regan February 26, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

Where a U Street institution once stood now stands a tiki bar.

Archipelago is now open at 1201 U St. NW, according to the Express. The bar carries a menu of tropical rum drinks, small plates and sandwiches.

The business spans two floors and is decked out in floral patterns, bamboo, hula girls and tiki masks, a far cry from The Islander’s formerly no-frills interior.

by Jared Holt July 8, 2015 at 11:45 am 4,978 14 Comments


A longtime family-owned Caribbean restaurant and lounge has left U Street.

The Islander last week set sail from its location at 1201 U St NW after 46 years of operation.

The closing follows the June departure of “Da Queen” Chef Addie, who worked as the restaurant’s chef since its opening in 1970.

A Borderstan reporter met The Islander owner Curtis Green yesterday afternoon, but Green said he’d rather comment at a later date.

Green did not say what might replace the business.


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