Merkado, how I will not miss thee.

One of the saddest culinary experiences I’ve had in years past is the anticipation with which I awaited the arrival of Merkado in Logan Circle in 2005….only to be disappointed at the execution of the Latin/Asian fusion thing. This week, I received an email from the restaurant group stating that Merkado will be closing on August 24, and the space will be renovated for 2 weeks to welcome Commissary, a Tryst-like wine bar, coffee, cafe, WiFi lounge thing. It sounds a little schizophrenic to me, but maybe it’ll be a new place to have lunch on my Fridays off.