The State of Georgetown: Preview

The State of Georgetown


Every year GM performs a census of sorts of all the stores and restaurants in Georgetown. It was originally inspired as a way to rebut the accusation that Georgetown is mostly full of chain stores (it isn’t). But GM has continued to build his database each year, adding stores he missed the previous year.

GM has performed his review for 2013. However, he still has to do some error-checking and other edits before diving in with a full blown review of the state of Georgetown.

That said, today he’s offering a quick preview of the data: what opened and what closed?

Between the 2012 survey (which was done in February 2012) and this year’s survey (which was done last weekend) there were 56 store closings, 43 store openings, and 7 stores moving locations within Georgetown.

That’s a drop in closings from last year’s (probably record) high of 79 closings. Last year’s number was mostly so high because the mall was getting cleared out. This year’s number is also inflated a bit by the 13 mall stores that were still around last year. Oddly, in 2012 there were also 43 openings, just like this year.

On the bright side, here are the 43 openings:

Dry Bar
Jos. A Bank
Anna Banana
Macaron Bee
Matt Camron
Capital Consignments
Magnolia Massage
Edible Arrangements
Pop Up Antiques
David Rios
Yoga Sel Sol
Nails Chic
Annie’s Closet
Luigi Parasmo
Beauty Lounge
Kick Spott
M & T Bank
Amazon Andes
Salon Pejman
Lou Lou
Jonathan Adler
Jonatha Fluevog
Massimo Dutti
The Best Sandwich Place
Café Tu o Tu Express
Bonobos Guideshop
Buffalo Exchange
Luke’s Lobsters
Sunglasses Hut
Alex and Ani
Scotch & Soda
Ekti Salon
Suit Supply
Stachowski Market
Georgetown Emporium
Georgetown Yoga
Barre 3
Custom TV Solutions

Here are all the closings:

Homemade Pizza
Rooms With a View
Book Hill Bistro
Celine de Paris
Capital Teas
Piccollo Piggies
Scandanavian Arts & Living
International Exchange
Georgetown Candy Bar
Antiques of Georgetown
Streets of Georgetown
Shayla Clothes
Lighthouse Café
Harbour Café
Thomas Moser
Yves Delorme
Crepe Amour/Georgetown Wing Co.
Annie Cream Cheese
Go Fresh
Shoe Gallery
Pizzaria Uno
Mien Yu
Canal Express
Innovations Luggage
Betsy Johnson
Fino Italian
La Madelene
La Belle Florist
Café Europe
Canal Walk Burgers
Exquisite Fabrics
Fornash Designs
Galerie des Parfums
GNC – General Nutrition Center
K’s Deli
Rush Hour Printing
Total Party
Tribal Rugs
Victoria’s Secret
Washington Wireless
West of Soho


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2 responses to “The State of Georgetown: Preview

  1. GT

    When did Book Hill Bistro shut down? I live right around the corner and they seem to be still opened for business (I hope)

  2. Topher

    They closed around New Years. They haven’t taken all the stuff away, so it looks like they’re just closed for the night, or whatever, but they never open.

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