Cannon’s Fish Market Closes Permanently
Closed since August, Cannon’s Fish Market on 31st Street made the suspected official: it will shut down permanently.
Cannon’s owner Bobby Moore contacted Carol Joynt of Washingtonian Magazine “to announce he’s decided to close the business for good and lease the space to his 31st Street nextdoor neighbor, Il Canale Italian restaurant,” Joynt reported last week.
According to Washingtonian, “Moore, 47, says the ‘medical reasons’ are simple wear and tear on his body. ‘I’ve been working there since I was 12, working on concrete, wet floors, lifting fish every day of my life ...’ he says. ‘My back is killing me. I had surgery a few years ago for herniated disks, two knee surgeries, [and] I had my right hip replaced seven years ago. It’s been giving me problems again, and my other hip is shot.’ He says he sat down to discuss it with his family recently, and they decided to ‘close [the shop] altogether.’ “