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Mango Mike's to Close this Weekend

West End Alexandria hangout had a nearly 20-year run in two locations.

Mango Mike's is located at 4580 Duke St. (Patch file photo)
Mango Mike's is located at 4580 Duke St. (Patch file photo)

Mango Mike’s, the West End restaurant and bar that dishes out Caribbean fare, will close Dec. 22, management announced on the eatery’s Facebook page early Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s been a great run and we’ve been there almost 20 years between two locations,” owner “Mango” Mike Anderson told Patch. “But it’s time for a change.”

Anderson anticipates a new concept plan for the location at 4580 Duke St. to come forward in early 2014.

In 2012, Anderson extended the Mango Mike’s lease on the property to keep the restaurant open through 2013.

He first opened the East Port Raw Bar in 1984 in the building that now houses Los Toltectos, 4111 Duke St. In 1995, he converted it into the original Mango Mike’s.

In 2000, Anderson moved the restaurant down Duke Street to what was the Bombay Bicycle Club, which was renovated and expanded to four times its original size.

Anderson is a previous chairman of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. He also is a part owner of Pork Barrel BBQ, Holy Cow and the adult-only Sushi Bar in Del Ray. He also has a restaurant, Mango's, in Bethany Beach, Del.

His new Sweet Fire Donna’s Barbecue and Hops will open as early as January at 510 John Carlyle St. in a space that formerly housed Jerry's Subs and Pizza.

Del Ray Porch Sitter December 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM
So sad to see Mango Mikes close but can understand Mike's feelings that it is time for a change. Looks like that means the West End''s loss is Old Town and Del Ray's gain and we will be seeing more of him around there.

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