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Route 1 CiCi’s Pizza Closes Down

Other locations are in Falls Church, Woodbridge.

The CiCi’s Pizza franchise at Mount Vernon Plaza has closed for good, according to a company spokesman.

The pizza joint was located at 7666 Richmond Highway. A sign on the door says the restaurant is closed for renovations, but Geoff Goodman, CiCi’s Pizza vice president of national brand excellence, said in a statement that the franchise holder decided to close the location.

“We regret our franchisee's decision to close the popular Alexandria CiCi’s location,” Goodman stated. “CiCi’s Pizza is extremely grateful to our loyal guests and we hope they will visit us at our nearby Falls Church or Woodbridge restaurants, where we’ll continue to offer fresh, hot, delicious pizza, pasta, salad and desserts along with the highest levels of guest service.”

Now, the nearest CiCi’s Pizza locations are at 3520 S. Jefferson St. in Falls Church and at 13600 Foulger Square, Building F, in Woodbridge.

MSandyDogg August 21, 2012 at 02:29 AM
OK, KG, I wasn't trying to engage you in a "never ending argument," I really was trying to understand what you're talking about. But you refuse to provide specifics, rather you seem to want to denegrate the area in which you live. Frankly, your posts sound more like you're trying to rationalize your own whatever-it-was business going under and whatever bad real estate decisions you've made than any sound critique of the neighborhood.
KG August 21, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Bad real estate decision yes but our business did have loyal customers. Just unfortunate choice of location for sure.
CG August 23, 2012 at 09:53 PM
I do know what store you had and I have to say that I really liked it. I was one of the loyal customers. However, you never advertised and no one ever knew it was there. Instead you spent your money on a segway instead of advertising. I offered numerous times to take coupons to Gold's gym and no one ever came thru. No advertising for a restaurant means no money. This has nothing to do with whether the clientele is poor or not. Your judgment was the only thing that was lacking.
KG August 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM
as a small business we did not have a lot of money to spend on advertising but we did have flyers all around and we did do some coupons because people from Old Town actually came in use them so perhaps you may have the wrong business in mind. can we please drop this whole damn subject
Mike D October 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM
We really enjoyed this location and I considered it to be one of the better cici's I had been to. They would make a particular type of pizza if you requested it. The employees were friendly and the prices were great. The location isn't optimal, but the Center is growing and the cici's always had customers. I wish they would have just said it was closing and not just under renovation. My guess is that the center's owner upped the rent because of Starbucks, cold stone, noodles and Co, etc. They just couldn't keep the prices low enough to keep up.

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