Every February, I conduct a census, of sorts, of all the stores in Georgetown. I gather the information and tabulates out various facets of the data to produce my annual State of Georgetown articles.

This is not that. (I haven’t had the time yet to do my census, but it should be within the next week or so).

But what I can already tell before walking the streets is that 2012 was rough on Georgetown restaurants.

By my count, there were 15 restaurants (or other food shops) that closed between February 2012 and February 2013. That compares with just 11 closures in 2011 (which itself was a tough year). In 2010 only five restaurants closed.

[Continue reading Topher Mathews’s post here at The Georgetown Metropolitan.]

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