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The Washington Business Journal just now investigated why Ginger Boutique closed this summer after less than a year at Mosaic District. Ginger owner Gretchen Hitchner told WBJ the closure was due to lack of sales, and lamented the fact that restaurant delays in the new development may have contributed to the store's closing.
"I do think that it will be bustling, at some point, when those final restaurants get open," said Hitchner. "I should have come in after the restaurants."
Ginger is still going strong in its original Bethesda location, and not considering future expansion, Hitchner said. Last month, local jewelry boutique Amethyst closed its Mosaic District shop, and boutique Park & Madison popped up at Mosaic District for a few weeks.
· Merrifield's Mosaic District loses its first retailer [WBJ]
· Amethyst Closes Virginia Shop, Bethesda Store is Majorly On Sale [Racked DC]
· Ginger [Official Site]