Billy Reid Coming to Georgetown (Again)
After 2011 plans never materialized, Billy Reid is coming to Georgetown this spring.
"We are thrilled to be joining the neighborhood and look forward to becoming a part of the community on M street," Sarah Trapp, a spokeswoman for the company, said in an email to Patch Friday.
Billy Reid had previously planned to bring a retail store to Georgetown at 3213 M St. NW, the home of Riccardi of Georgetown, in 2011, but it never materialized.
Last week DC Curbed posted a photo of a "Coming Soon" sign on the new M Street space.
In March 2011, The Washington Post reported on the concept for the Georgetown store, which had been expected to open in May of that year:
"The establisment will reflect the Southern roots of the designer, and incorporate re-claimed materials from the South, along with antiques. There are also plans to have the retail space hold live performances and evening affairs, which is a signature in all of Reid’s establishments."
In December of 2011 TBD.com reported that the Reid deal fell through for the 3213 M St. NW, space because of "legal issues between landlord and tenant."
Now the Georgetown Business Improvement District website lists the 3211 M St. NW store as "coming sooon."
"We plan to have the doors open for folks there by the end of April," Trapp said.