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Williams-Sonoma Closing at Pentagon City Mall

by ARLnow.com — January 14, 2013 at 10:45 am 3,543 28 Comments

Williams Sonoma store in Pentagon City mall Williams Sonoma store in Pentagon City mall

The Williams-Sonoma gourmet food and cookware store at Pentagon City mall is closing after this week.

The store’s last day in business will be Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a sign at the entrance. Until then, the store is offering display items for up to 50 percent off.

As of Saturday, Jan. 12 many of the store’s shelves — especially those that once contained sale items — were bare.

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  • novasteve

    oh noez, where will I get whippits?

    • snarl

      splains a lot………..

    • Leonsis

      Ballston Mall?

    • Steven Joel

      Not humorous (as usual).

    • Mary-Austin

      Steve’s walkin on sunshine!

  • Upscale?

    And just last week, Pentagon City Mall was annoucing its intention to become more upscale:
    http://www.arlnow.com/2013/01/08/morning-notes-623/
    (No, I don’t know how to post links.)

    Too bad, Williams-Sonoma has good stuff. Overpriced, but good. And usually useful (the creme brulee torch aside).

    • Josh S

      Overpriced doesn’t begin to describe it.

      • CW

        Not to mention the condescending staff. For example, I once tried to engage a salesperson in discussion about the construction of various All-Clad cookware lines (tri-ply, copper jacket, etc.) and her her response was “Well, I’ve been using my All-Clad for 40 years, honey, and it works just fine!” Great.

        • dd

          I once went there and found the saleswoman friendly, helpful, and accommodating.

          So now we have two data points!

        • drax

          How is that the least bit condescending? She’s making a recommendation based on her experience.

          • CW

            Guess you had to be there.

          • Sebastian Melmoth

            intonation is difficult to convey over the interwebs.

    • drax

      A substantial part of our economy is run on dumb people with too much money. So don’t complain.

  • Charles

    they should never have dumped Roy

  • CourthouseChris

    The Sur La Table around the corner is the superior option.

    • Old Yeller

      True in every way. Sur La Table is a great store with a MUCH wider variety of stuff. Used to like Williams-Sonoma 20 years ago but haven’t had much need for that store in a long time. All that said, you can probably find items that are in both stores much cheaper online.

      • malaka

        Chefsresource dotcom rocks

      • YTK

        SLT had a better variety of comestibles when they first opened but they are still an interesting store to shop — however, I draw the line at their small bag of gourmet marshmallows for $7.

  • BBMS

    Good store, but I can kind of understand how Pentagon City is not their best demographic area.

  • QuartHouse

    Oh no! Now where are the gang-bangers going to buy their grape scissors?

    • McNugget

      +1000

    • Herndon Hag

      I posted something similar, but I used a forbidden word that starts with “g” and ends in “o” so it was banned.

      • Michelle

        LOL—I tried doing the same thing!

  • MissKittenCat

    I really like this location but Sur La Table is mucht better. They not as nearly as expensive and have a better variety as far as kitchenware.

  • YTK

    Quel Domage.
    Rhymes with Fromage

  • Michelle

    This is because the PC mall is awful and attracts “certain kinds of people” to put it nicely. And those “certain kinds of people” don’t typically have a lot of money so an over-priced store like Williams-Sonoma is an obvious failure. The people that are stupid enough to shop there go to Tyson’s anyway.

  • verne

    Michelle, what certain kinds of people are you referring too? And how do you know if they don’t have a lot of money.

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