Another large retail space is about to become vacant: the CB2 is closing. Its last day of operations with be February 20th. GM is not aware of any tenants planning on taking over the space.
This spin-off from Crate & Barrel first opened in Georgetown in 2011. (It took over a space that was vacant long enough that GM has no records of what preceded it.) This space joins the Gap and Zara (not to mention large parts of the former mall) among the largest vacant gaps in the streetscape.
On the positive side, this space is owned by Eastbanc. And that firm has generally had success leasing out vacant space, either to long term tenants or to one or more short term pop-ups (as we’ve seen in Cady’s Alley). So perhaps it won’t be vacant long. We’ll see.