Master tailor Eduardo DePandi told the magazine it's not the economy that's forcing the closure. Fewer and fewer people come to the White Flint Mall, he said, and that's made it difficult to run a business.
Lerner Enterprises, which owns the mall, announced in November its plans to , with office space, hotels and commercial-residential buildings.
Since then, Bloomingdale's has announced , too, which has been open since 1977.
You can read more about Bruno Cipriani's closing in Bethesda Magazine.