A shop located in Georgetown will close its doors Saturday after a ten-year presence in the area.
Fans of The Body Shop, 3207 M. St., are encouraged to stock up on products before the store’s closing at the end of the week, Sofia Owen, a part time manager, said.
Owen said the closing is not a surprise considering the economy and the closures of other shops in Georgetown.
“It’s just the way things have been,” Owen said.
The location of the store was not bringing in enough business even in a shopping destination area, Owen said. It is a sad situation, as the store is known for its ethical business, as many of the products are community traded, she said.
“It’s a shame,” Owen said. “Many people will be sad.”
Most of the store’s customers have been shocked over the news of the store’s closing, and the store has been attempting to call other customers to inform them of the change, Owen said. The store did not receive a “good warning,” only being told officially that the shop would be closing Saturday, she said.
“It’s a short time frame,” Owen said. “Many of our customers won’t even know until after we close.”
Customers of The Body Shop can still find the products at other chain locations at Union Station and Pentagon City.