Sunday, January 03, 2016
Parva Cocina & Tequila Bar closes in Bethesda
While it was known that a new landlord had purchased the building at 7904 Woodmont Avenue, and put it up for lease last year (and that the lease was indeed due to run out in 2016), it was surprising it closed so soon. The restaurant opened in May 2011, not January.
The owners say they hope to reopen soon in a nearby location. With all of the shuttered nightspots in Bethesda, there are some spaces available, such as the former Relic on Fairmont Avenue.
This is at least the seventh nightspot to close in downtown Bethesda since 2011.
The restaurant evolved from the South Beach/Miami Vice-inspired lounge it debuted as in 2011, to a Tex-Mex theme in 2014. It was one of only three nightspots to offer bottle/VIP table service in Bethesda.
While the property presents a potential redevelopment opportunity, the most viable scenario would be to consolidate this site with the Jetties/BGR building next door. There's no indication that landowner is interested in doing so at this time.
The owners of The Parva should be commended for bringing something new and unique to Bethesda nightlife, and hopefully they will be starting a new business here soon.