It looks like the business fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has chalked up another victim. A notice went out today that Great Gatherings has closed all its retail locations, which would include the store at One Loudoun in Ashburn.
“We’re terribly saddened to announce that the closure of our business (American Heritage Billiards) and retail stores (GreatGatherings) for some period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the bank closure of our business as of June 25th, 2020,” the statement reads. It went out in email and appears on the Great Gatherings website.
Great Gatherings is a retail store brand that specializes in home entertainment furnishings such as outdoor patio sets, pool tables and bar furniture, even arcade games and luxury dart boards. Great Gatherings had five locations in the greater DC area. Besides Ashburn, there were stores in Fairfax and Gainesville in Virginia as well as Annapolis and Gaithersburg in Maryland.
The Burn attempted to reach officials with Great Gatherings and One Loudoun regarding the closure, but no one was available. Sometimes companies will close in order to reorganize and reopen later, but — as of now — there is no evidence that this is planned for Great Gatherings.
(Image at top: Great Gatherings)