Monday, July 21, 2014

COSI, PHO & ROLLS CLOSE IN ROCKVILLE TOWN SQUARE (PHOTOS)

Rockville Town Square could have been renamed Shutter Island in recent days. Two restaurants have shuttered for good - the ubiquitous Cosi, and the trendy Pho & Rolls. The closure of Cosi is perhaps the more shocking of the two. After all, how often do you see a Starbucks, Panera Bread, or Chipotle close? Although Cosi resided in a quieter, out-of-the-way spot in the town center, the closure does raise questions about whether any other locations of the chain might be under financial pressure to close.
Pho & Rolls

Interior of Pho & Rolls

Pho & Rolls

Cosi

Cosi gets the classy paper
window treatment

12 comments:

  1. Is Rockville Town Center dying? Serious question ...

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  2. Cosi in Kentlands closed recently as well.

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  3. Cosi is doing really bad and are closing a lot of its stores

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  4. I love the town square, but seriously this is where restaurants go to die. Oro Pomodoro...Remember Tippy's Taco's, Fractured Prune, and Robeck's? Pho and Rolls used to be an Italian place. And now Cosi and Pho and Rolls. My husband and I constantly make bets on which one will go next.

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    1. Other stores about to close or have closed: Spice Xing, Capital One Bank, Potomac River Running, Bon Chon Chicken

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  5. Buffalo Wild Wings and Gordon Biersch seem to do well. Maybe bars are the best thing to open there?

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  6. It's because the parking is inconvenient.

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  7. Parking is inconvenient ... there's tons of garage parking. But I do place bets on what goes next. The CapitalOne bank is closing soon too, as is Hair Cuttery.

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  8. Heard that there are more closings of places in RTC coming also other then those listed above Carbon and the pork sandwich will be a huge lost This is the best Pork Sandwich in the Metro DMV area hands down

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  9. Carbon Peruvian is leaving 8/15

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  10. The company that owns/manages RTS are clueless. They would rather have free events in the square that takes up the majority of the parking than get behind advertise the businesses occupying RTS.

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  11. The rent is too high. When the town square first opened they had promised nothing but local places. They had really great things...a steak house, Primo Italiano, etc and then they raised the rent and these places couldn't stick around. Other people made bad business decisions. Oro Pomodoro was amazing until they changed their menu in order for their chef to get creative. I respect that but they could have just let him do specials instead of getting rid of favorites. It's sad that it's gotten so chain filled.

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