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Matchbox restaurant in Short Pump.

Matchbox restaurant in Short Pump Town Center is closed.

The restaurant is listed as closed on D.C.-based restaurant group's website and movers were seen removing items from the space on Tuesday, June 25.

Matchbox opened in 2016 on the site of a former Chili's restaurant  at 11720 W. Broad St. At the time, the brick oven pizza spot was the group's seventh location across four states. The group now has 10 locations in the country with an eleventh in the works in D.C.

"Matchbox is continuing its expansion within the region, including other locations in Northern Virginia, and made the difficult decision to close its Short Pump restaurant to keep the focus on current and new restaurants in the DMV," said Abby O'Shea, a spokesperson for the Matchbox.

A comment on the restaurant's Facebook page suggests that the restaurant was open as-of Friday, June 22, but out of many of its regular menu items.

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