|Gallery Bethesda II's tower crane|
alongside the original Gallery Bethesda
Friday, October 20, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
reimagining of its Collection at Chevy Chase shopping center from Montgomery County, work is underway. Reeling from the closures of its highest-end stores as the rich flee high-tax Montgomery County for Loudoun and Howard Counties and the District, they are repositioning the center as a place to spend time in a more-inviting outdoor setting.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Inspectors also took issue with the new front entrance to the restaurant, which is now flush with the sidewalk, rather than recessed as it was for previous tenant Matuba. This means that the new front door opens outward into the public right-of-way. The relocated restaurant has been open for only ten days.
Downtown Bethesda water main break wiped out Tuesday night business for many restaurants (Video+Photos)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The celebration will start on November 10, when the first 200 customers through the doors will receive an L.L. Bean gift card worth up to $500. On Saturday and Sunday, take free fly-casting and archery lessons from the experts at L.L. Bean's Outdoor Discovery Schools, and enter to win a trip for four to Maine. Sunday will be "kids day," featuring wildlife programs, activities and games with local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.
A PIKEPaws Pawty will be held in Rose Park (which is right outside the L.L. Bean store) at 10:00 AM Sunday, where the coverdog for the PIKEpaws 2018 calendar will be announced. The calendar will be available for purchase.
Photos with the Bootmobile will be available all three days.
L.L. Bean's 35th location outside of its home state of Maine will be 22700 SF in size, and employ about 75 people.
While Carhart was quiet in obtaining a new facility in the Wildwood Medical Center, his arrival today will be anything but. Pro-life organizations are planning a press conference and rally outside the building at noon today, and a candlelight vigil at 6:30 PM tonight, again outside the building at 10401 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. These protests will be held on the public sidewalk in front of the building.
Carhart's new office in Suite 104 at 10401 Old Georgetown is not yet licensed to perform abortions, according to pro-life organization Operation Rescue. The organization says it has filed two emergency complaints with the State of Maryland, and accuses Carhart of trying to perform abortions without a license this week. He has no admitting privileges at any local hospital. At his recently-closed Germantown clinic, at least ten of his patients were rushed to nearby hospitals during procedures, and one woman died during a 33-week abortion.
Already, pressure is mounting on the owner of the Wildwood Medical Center to terminate the lease with Carhart. A website called "Pray for Bethesda" is also asking people to contact the property management company for the building, Alvin L. Aubinoe, Inc., and "tell them what you think!" Many of the other medical professionals in the building may find themselves, through no fault of their own, in the middle of the battle. Some patients are already threatening to cancel their appointments with doctors and dentists in the building as long as Carhart remains a tenant in the Wildwood Medical Center.
currently being renovated into a restaurant space. But they will reopen soon in a storefront right across the street, at 7028 Wisconsin Avenue. That was previously the home of Royal Dry Cleaners.
Monday, October 16, 2017
A second pop-up store is Just Cozy, a leggings and accessories shop that says it expects to open 100 temporary stores across the country this fall. Just Cozy is next to VIP Outdoor and Auntie Anne's on Level 2.
According to a resident of the building, smoke rose up through the stairwells from the garage. That resident said fire alarms did not sound inside the actual building. This is one of several recent garage vehicle fires in this part of the county. The cause of yesterday's fire has not yet been stated, but Piringer said it was ruled accidental.
Photo: Pete Piringer/MCFRS
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Mental illness - emergency petition. Wisconsin Circle.
Stalking/intimidation. Apartment/condo on Friendship Boulevard.
Assault - 2nd degree. Kingsley Avenue.
Identity theft. Surrey Street.
Shoplifting. Apparel store at Pike & Rose.
Weapon possession. Car dealership on Old Georgetown Road (Pike District).
Liquor possession. Rockville Pike (Pike District).
Theft. Auto repair shop on Parklawn Drive.
Assault - 2nd degree. Auto repair shop on Parklawn Drive.
Theft from industrial park. Randolph Road.
Missing person. Whiterim Drive.