Mango Mike’s, a West End restaurant and bar that dishes out Caribbean fare, will remain open through at least the fall of 2013, owner Mike Anderson told Patch.
“There are a lot of rumors that were closing this week or the next, and I’d like to dispel those,” Anderson said. “ ... We’re definitely there until fall of next year, another great winter and summer season.”
The restaurant’s lease, which is currently under negotiation, runs through fall of 2013, said Anderson, who said he is hoping for an extension on the lease. The restaurant is located at 4580 Duke St.
Anderson first opened the East Port Raw Bar in 1994 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 and Holy Cow in Del Ray. He also has a restaurant, Mango's Ocean Front, in Bethany Beach, Del.