Gusto Farm to Street has permanently closed in Bethesda Credit: File photo

The fast-casual restaurant Gusto Farm to Street has permanently closed in Bethesda, the company’s founder told Bethesda Beat on Wednesday.

Gusto Founder and CEO Josh Grim wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat on Wednesday that the company decided to permanently close the Bethesda location due to the “unforeseen challenges” stemming from the pandemic.

“We continue to weigh our options at the mall location and are working with our real estate partners there to determine the best mutually beneficial next step for the business,” he wrote.

“While we’ve made the decision to close our Bethesda location permanently, we remain open for business in Silver Spring, MD and Chantilly, VA — so you don’t have to miss getting your pizza and salad fix! We look forward to continuing to serve our communities, and thank our loyal Bethesda guests again for their support,” he wrote in a separate email.

Gusto opened its downtown Bethesda location in 2015. It temporarily closed some of its locations at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Bethesda location and another in Westfield Montgomery mall.

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