Monday, May 28, 2018

Claire Dratch closes in Bethesda

Another Bethesda retail institution has closed. Two years after the death of namesake Claire Dratch, the high-end women's boutique at 7615 Wisconsin Avenue has closed. The shop has appeared to be closed since April, but now there is official confirmation from the Dratch family.

"With the passing of our namesake, and the completion of seventy years in business, it is time to retire and close our doors," Claire's son David writes in a message posted at the store. "We will forever be grateful to generations of style-minded clientele from metropolitan Washington and around the world who have graced this establishment with their patronage, to an eminently talented and loyal staff, and to an industry of creative genius."

15 comments:

Roald said...

Every morning I wake up and I see that Robert Dyer is reporting on another business failing as the rich flee moribund Montgomery County!

Anna said...

"Roald", you are such a liar. This isn't another "failing business" as the rich flee.

Now pick up the phone and call & apologize to David for such a callous and heartless comment.



“To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor and thank you today, tomorrow, and every other day.”

Roald said...

6:44 am is posting as me now. Weird.

Another longtime business closes.

Boyce Bowles said...

11:24 AM You're desperate to be the next Eugene Matusevitch.

Anonymous said...

This block would be primed for redevelopment if the county hadn't plopped that termite-ridden structure on the old Middleton lane parking lot, because the bank branch is closed too. As it is, the lot probably is too small for someone to do something worthwhile.

Anna said...
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Anna said...

12:03AM is so darn eager to show the world his ignorance of the Matusevitch case.



“To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor and thank you today, tomorrow, and every other day.”

Anonymous said...

Has Robert Dyer (signed or unsigned) ever actually contacted any law enforcement agency regarding his concerns about the people who comment here? Or about his concerns about the Montgomery County government?

Anonymous said...

The store is her namesake, she's not its. Grammar, baby, grammar.

Baloney Concrete said...

@Anna, as we all know by now, if Robert Dyer didn’t write it then it’s not allowed to exist.

Anna said...

5:34AM - The fact that "BoBo" is comparing any poster here with Matusevitch showcases just how little "BoBo" actually knows about the case.

Anna said...

Grammar:

The difference between knowing your crap and knowing you're crap.

Let's eat Timmy
Let's eat, Timmy.
Commas save lives.

Boyce Bowles said...

1:40 PM You're just like the guy harassing the police officer everyday. Knock it off.

Anna said...

@2:28PM - BoBo, a duck's quack does not echo and nobody knows why.

Anna said...


When you choose the action, you also choose the consequence..there is only so much that can be taken back and can be forgiven...

You didn't choose very well did you??