Saturday, April 29, 2017

Haagen-Dazs closes at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda (Photo)

Haagen-Dazs has closed at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. I have seen no reports of general struggles for the ice cream chain nationwide, so the reason(s) for closure are likely specific to this store. It wasn't the best location in the mall, compared to competitors Dairy Queen and Cold Stone Creamery.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

When's the Mall itself closing? Geez! Even Wheaton Plaza doesn't have this many closures. Unreal!

Anonymous said...

These are the shops and restaurants that have closed just since January 1, 2017, per Robert Dyer's own reports, starting with the most recent:

Haagen-Dazs
Noodles & Company
Stride Rite
Marbles: the brain store
Yum Crepes
Smart Toys
Peet's Coffee
Radio Shack
Core
Sheepskin (seasonal)
Alpaca Too (seasonal)
Chocolate Moonshine
American Apparel
Bistro Sensations
Best Buy Mobile
Freddy
Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria
Fashion Time
American Classic Clothes
Icebreaker
Wetzel'd Pretzels
The Limited

That's 22 in all. Robert Dyer reports on the trees but not on the forest.

Anonymous said...

Radio Shack is still open.

Anonymous said...

8:03 - It started its going-out-of-business sale nearly two months ago.

Anonymous said...

You forgot MET on movie theater level. That place was simply awful.

Anonymous said...

Haagen Dazs is remodeling and will reopen

Robert Dyer said...

2:08: If that is true, why is there no sign informing customers that they are remodeling?

Anonymous said...

What's the deal with Sears? I heard a rumor that Westfield bought it for 72 million. Any truth to this rumor?

Robert Dyer said...

8:54: I did follow up on that - I have contacted both companies, and haven't gotten a reply yet.

Anonymous said...

That's what they invented Google for: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/04/27/struggling-sears-sells-its-westfield-montgomery.html

Anonymous said...

The list @ 7:51 was just shops and restaurants that have closed in 2017. MET closed in 2016.

Anonymous said...

"2:08: If that is true, why is there no sign informing customers that they are remodeling?"

they did have a sign up saying they were closing for remodeling on the counter when they were still open.

Anonymous said...

"2:08: If that is true, why is there no sign informing customers that they are remodeling? "

The mall probably won't let the franchise owner put a sign up. They usually require these expensive graphics that are not worth it if you are going to be closed for a very short period of time. Just my guess.

But I am 100% positive that they are closed for remodel

Anonymous said...

7:51 here - I made an error in the list - Sheepskin and Alpaca Too was one store, not two. But with the closure of bebe, the count remains the same.