Dmitri's on Fitler Square closes

Dmitri's at 23d and Pine Streets.

The Dmitri's location at 23d and Pine Streets on Fitler Square pulled the plug over the weekend after 14 years.

The building was sold, and owner Dmitri Chimes says he would have had to pay "much higher rent" for his Greek seafood specialist. 

Chimes told me that he is not sure what his next move will be, though he wants to open a new restaurant - perhaps even nearby. He owns the liquor license, which is worth north of $85,000.

 His flagship location, the BYOB shoebox at Third and Catharine Streets in Queen Village, is going strong since 1989. In 2010, he opened a BYOB at Second and Laurel Streets in Northern Liberties. Neither of these locations would be affected.

I'm told that there is keen interest for the space.