Dear PoP – What’s Up with Rita’s in Columbia Heights?

by Prince Of Petworth March 31, 2010 at 10:24 pm 10 Comments


“Dear PoP,

Do you know what happened the Rita’s Custard and Italian Ice in Columbia Heights? It was due to open on March 20th—but now it seems like it is closed permanently. Do you know anything more?

Rita’s will be missed!”

Sorry for the delay in answering this question but I wanted to get to it now because I saw a tweet from @theheightslife saying that Rita’s in Columbia Heights Plaza has closed. Yes it absolutely has closed. But all hope is not lost for Rita fans. We have to consider this scuttlebutt, I haven’t been able to confirm yet, but another reader spoke with some workers in the Rita’s on Sunday and they said that they were relocating across the street, most likely into a DC USA space. I’ll be sure to update if and when I can confirm.


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