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Romano’s Macaroni Grill closes Kingstowne restaurant, its last in Virginia

Romano’s Macaroni Grill has officially closed in Kingstowne (courtesy LocalAuctions.com)

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is ending a two-decade stay in Kingstowne.

The chain Italian restaurant served its last customers at 5925 Kingstowne Towne Center on Monday (Jan. 15) and officially closed its doors the next day. Now, all of its decor, furniture, equipment and supplies is being auctioned off.

Bidding on tables, gas fryers, art deco-style chandeliers and more is currently open online to anyone 18 and older, starting at $5. The items are also available for in-person browsing until the auction closes at noon tomorrow (Friday).

Everything must be sold and removed from the restaurant by 4 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 20), according to LocalAuctions.com, which is hosting the liquidation sale.

“This is an amazing opportunity for the general public and other restaurant owners,” Gabriel Prado, founder and CEO of LocalAuctions.com, said. “Rarely does the public get a chance to bid on and purchase assets from such a well known restaurant chain.”

Opened in 2003, Romano’s Kingstowne Towne Center location was its last in Virginia, leaving the chain without a presence in the D.C. area. The company didn’t immediately return a request for comment on the closure.

LocalAuctions.com described the closure as a “difficult decision” for Romano’s in a press release.

The American casual dining chain Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar submitted plans to Fairfax County in December for a 10,596-square-foot restaurant that would replace Romano’s. At the time, a Romano’s spokesperson said the change hadn’t been confirmed and declined to comment on a closing date when contacted by FFXnow.

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