The State of Georgetown 2012: Openings and Closings

It’s that time of year again when GM goes around counting up all the stores in Georgetown and determining what closed, what opened, and what’s still around. While GM is still doing some slicing and dicing to give you a full picture of the scene, today he’s going to simply list all the stores that closed and all the stores that opened between now and 12 months ago.

The Closings:

There were 77 shops that closed between last year’s check and this year’s. They were:

  • Einstein Bagels
  • Altezze/Gore Dean
  • For Your Home Décor
  • Sixteen-Fifty Nine
  • Georgetown Café
  • Erwin Gomez
  • Washingtonian Gas
  • Claude Taylor
  • Poppy
  • Fuel
  • NIDO
  • Originals
  • National Jewelry Center
  • Big Planet Comics
  • Gallerie Anatolian
  • Reiss London
  • Ed Hardy
  • Georgetown Fine Jewelry
  • See
  • Prince Café
  • Hunan Chinese
  • Aditi Indian Cuisine
  • Morso
  • Morso Express
  • Sangaree
  • Fresh
  • Hook
  • Club Monaco
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • White House/Black Market
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Garrett’s
  • Dutch Lady
  • Mendocino
  • Bartleby Books
  • Furins
  • Justine Melhman
  • Lorenzo Donna
  • Affairs
  • Ajouis House
  • Ann Taylor
  • Arden B
  • As Seen On TV
  • BB Tresors
  • Green Space
  • Casa Nostra
  • Comfort One Shoes
  • Da Closet
  • Diamond Designs
  • Dorjebajra Tibet Shop
  • Express
  • Fire & Ice
  • Georgetown Boutique
  • Georgetown Deli
  • Georgetown News
  • Giotto
  • Hafizz Couture
  • The Hattery
  • Hunan Express
  • Joy of Beading
  • Kashmir
  • Kiny Bis Boutique
  • Le Pecari Leather
  • Lee Nails
  • Lil’ Thingamajigs
  • M Squared Insurance, LLC
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies
  • Phat Dog Pets
  • National Pinball Museum
  • Pretzelmaker
  • Sam’s Italian Outlet
  • SGH Sunglasses
  • Simply Soles
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Truffles Belgian Chocolates
  • Voyageur Luggage
  • Griffin Market

They were highly concentrated in the Mall (they’re the stores in italics) as Vornado clears out the building for whatever it is they are planning to do with it.

The Openings

On the brighter side, there were 43 stores that opened. They are:

  • Homemade Pizza
  • Next Day Blinds
  • Dalton Pratt
  • Shanghai Lounge
  • Heiner Contemporary
  • Comer & Company
  • Book Hill Bistro
  • Nectar Skin Bar
  • Duo
  • Capital Teas
  • Andante Fine Jeweler
  • Sal’s Euro Fashion
  • Fleurir Chocolates
  • DC Jewelry Center
  • Polished of Georgetown
  • Clairvoyant Healing Center
  • Iceberry
  • Zamani House of Heritage
  • Liz Levin Interiors
  • Streets of Georgetown
  • Jack Spade
  • Shayla Clothes
  • Loft
  • Jack Wills
  • Paul Bakery
  • Pie Sisters
  • Eat & Joy
  • West Elm
  • Babbette
  • Charles Luck
  • Red Fire Kabobs
  • Archer
  • Pinkberry
  • All Saints
  • Athleta
  • CK Underwear
  • Serendipity 3
  • Michael Kors
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Rag & Bone
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Unum
  • Sterling Burke

GM will have more to say about all this throughout the rest of the week.


Filed under Stores of Georgetown

10 responses to “The State of Georgetown 2012: Openings and Closings

  1. Joan Kennan

    These were all stores and restaurants that I never was in – not even once. So I can’t say I will miss them. You didn’t mention Barnes & Noble (that I will miss).

  2. Joan Kennan

    Woops, when I first read this, it did not show the full list, hence my remark about B&N. My emailed list was incomplete. Sorry

  3. Bruce Barclay

    No Pink Berry?

  4. Topher

    Pinkberry is there.

  5. Helena L

    Rooms with a View, paper/card shop next to Magic Wardrobe.

  6. Q St Neighbor

    Scandinavian Antiques and Living (on P, next to Fleurir) closed this fall. And Georgetown Candy Bar in the past month. Comfort One shoes re-opened on Wisconsin.

  7. Big Planet Comics moved to 1520 U Street NW.

  8. A few more openings in calendar year 2011…CB2 and Lou Lou (accessories store on Wisconsin Avenue next to Papyrus) opened in April; Crackle Bar opened in January; The Best Sandwich Place (Washington Harbour next to Bangkok Joe’s) opened over the summer. Thanks!

  9. Jennifer

    P Street Pictures closed this year too, no?

  10. Enzo Bussoli

    Hi, I live in Sweden but stayed in DC in the late seventies. I wonder if anyone knows anything about the store Bridges of Georgetown?
    Enzo Bussoli

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