Great Gatherings

One of GreatGatherings' five area stores is in the Virginia Gateway Center in Gainesville. 

GreatGatherings has closed its five stores in the Washington area, including three in Northern Virginia, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a notice on the company’s website, and its parent company is being sued for $10.5 million in unpaid debt. 

The chain, which opened its first location in 2008, sells patio and bar furniture as well as pool tables and other games. It’s a sister company to American Heritage Billiards, based in Ohio. 

The notice on both companies’ web sites says, “We're terribly saddened to announce that the closure of our business (American Heritage Billiards) and retails 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 notice provides contact information for Key Bank in Cleveland, Ohio.  

A spokesperson for the bank provided a copy of a lawsuit filed June 30 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in which the bank is seeking about $10.5 million in unpaid secured and unsecured debt from American Heritage Billiards.  The lawsuit states that on June 25 the bank received notice that the company had "ceased its business operations and abandoned its personal property."

A lawyer for American Heritage Billiards could not be reached for comment. 

GreatGatherings has stores in Ashburn, Fairfax, Gainesville, Gaithersburg and Annapolis.

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