Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Douglas Development shows new rendering for old Relic building in Bethesda (Photo)
The building is located at 4936 Fairmont Avenue, a block left dead at night after the closure of Relic. Completion of the 7770 Norfolk apartment tower has brought some life to that end of the block, but the failure of the Bainbridge Bethesda to attract dining or nightlife tenants to their ground floor has left the bulk of the street in shadow after hours.
Getting a nightclub or big restaurant name into the old Relic building is therefore more important than ever, especially since Riemer's nighttime economy debacle resulted in the closure of 10 nightclubs and bars in downtown Bethesda. In a town now suffering from the post-Riemer darkened, deserted streets after 10:00 PM, this street is one that should have been revived by now.
Rendering courtesy Douglas Development