Georgetown’s Benetton, Sisley, and Ristorante Piccolo all rumored to be in trouble
Carol Joynt, the former Nathan’s owner who’s ever watchful for Georgetown businesses that are opening or folding, is reporting on her blog that Benetton and Aldo are both doing suspicious “remodeling” that indicates that they’re pulling out of Georgetown. If they indeed close for good, they’ll join a long list of big names that have left Georgetown in the last few months, including Up Against the Wall, Commander Salamander, and American Eagle.
Carol Joynt, who’s well-connected in the Georgetown rumor mill, has also heard that Ristorante Piccolo, a date-night favorite that was finally going to be reopened this year after being routed by a three-alarm fire in 2008, may not reopen after all. They’ve undergone nearly complete rennovations, but they are reported to be having trouble with their insurers. Finally, Joynt reports that a Bloomingdale’s is not completely out of the question for the Shops at Georgetown Park—it’s just on the back burner.
Sigh. At least we’ll have an Apple Store soon…