Irish Pub May Replace Cloud in Dupont

Time to trade the white beds and gauzy curtains for dark wood and Guinness signs.

The Dupont Current
reports that an Irish pub called James Hoban's has applied for an alcohol license to fill the space left vacant by the February closing of Cloud at 1 Dupont Circle. Cloud's liquor license was revoked after a stabbing on its dance floor. (Read the City Paper's report of the suspension here.)

The planned pub's name comes from the Irish architect who designed the White House.

Cloud replaced Savino's Cafe and Lounge in February 2005. Italian restaurateur and chef Savino Recine, who also owns Primi Piatti and Finemondo, was behind both concepts. However, as of a year ago, Recine no longer included Cloud in his restaurant portfolio when addressing a group of food writers at dinner.