Ray's Hell Burger closed, restaurant space for lease

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One of the Washington area's most iconic burger joints is apparently closed for good.

According to Washingtonian magazine, 'For Rent' signs have popped up in the windows of Ray's Hell Burger, the Arlington restaurant that has been frequented by droves of fans, including President Barack Obama.

Ray's Hell Burger owner Michael Landrum did not comment to Washingtonian, but the company that owns the building where Ray's was located said that both that space and one belonging to another restaurant of Landrum's are for lease.

This is the second time in less than three months that a Ray's restaurant closed its doors. In early December, a Ray's the Steaks location in Northeast Washington shut down.