Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Rita's is closed, won't be reopening this season
The other day it was nice out and I walked by Rita's, the ice cream and frozen custard place on the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza. I noticed they had a black sheet over the window, and next door there was a for lease sign. I hoped the lease sign was for Score!, the test prep place, and maybe Rita's just wasn't open for the season yet -- last year, they opened in March.
Turns out, they're closed. The "scuttlebutt" on Prince of Petworth a few weeks ago was that they might be reopening across the street in DCUSA, but I emailed the company today asking what happened to the store and they said "we do not anticipate it reopening this season." When I asked specifically about DCUSA, they said they were in the process of opening 3 locations, none of which are anywhere near DCUSA.
PoP later said that a frozen yogurt place called Fro-Yo would be opening in Rita's old space on the Civic Plaza sometime this summer.
I'd rather have Rita's.