Photo by NCinDC.
Every February, GM conducts a census, of sorts, of all the stores in Georgetown. He gathers the information and tabulates out various facets of the data to produce his annual State of Georgetown articles.
This is not that. (GM hasn’t had the time yet to do his census, but it should be within the next week or so).
But what GM can already tell before walking the streets is that 2012 was rough on Georgetown restaurants.
By GM’s count there were 15 restaurants (or other food shops) that closed between February 2012 and February 2013. That compares with just 11 closures in 2011 (which itself was a tough year). In 2010 only 5 restaurants closed.
Here’s the list:
- Homemade Pizza Co.
- Book Hill Bistro (GM assumes it’s closed, it hasn’t been open since December)
- Papa Razzi
- Crepe Amour/Georgetown Wing Co.
- Pizzeria Uno
- Mie N Yu
- Fino Italian
- La Madeleine
- Cafe Europe (Mall)
- K’s Deli (Mall)
- Georgetown Candy Bar
A lot of the spaces are either still vacant or are already claimed for non-restaurant uses. The only one that will definitely become a restaurant again is the Crepe Amour space, which will become a Good Stuff Eatery.
By the way, the old Garrett’s space looks like it will soon host a restaurant called i-Thai. Ehh…