Thursday, February 26, 2015
We are under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon, and snowfall is expected to stick and be in the 1-2" range. Winds will be 10-15 MPH, with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 20s.
It is currently just below 30°F in Bethesda - that will drop in the hours ahead, and then rise to a high of 33° by 4:00 PM. Skies will then be partly cloudy tonight and on Friday.
Currently, the federal government will open on a 2-hour delay this morning.
Stay tuned here and at @BethesdaRow on Twitter for updates during the storm.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
This Starbucks will close early at 5:00 PM today and on Wednesday as work continues.
Here's a look at what was being done last evening during the renovations (click on any photo to enlarge for greater detail):
Peet's will face well-established competition in the mall's Starbucks and Aroma coffee shops. It is located near The Art of Shaving, Talbots and Forever 21 on the lower level.
These images are not final renderings of the architecture or facades, but just a preliminary design. They were created by the architecture firm Michael Baker International.
Renderings courtesy Michael Baker International, Architect
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Monday, February 23, 2015
Here are some scenes from the closure and work site:
Johnston & Murphy has been a shoemaker to U.S. presidents since Millard Fillmore in 1850, all the way up to Barack Obama. Now you, too, can own a pair. Or two. Or three. They also carry apparel and accessories for men and women. Johnston & Murphy will be on the upper level near Freddy.
Tea has been slow to catch up to coffee in the hearts of exhausted Americans, but tea shops are slowly popping up around Bethesda. One more is on the way at the mall, as Rumi Tea & Spice has leased a space on the lower level.
The coming-soon signage is touting apparel by Joseph Ribkoff, a leading exporter of Canadian fashion that manufactures its entire line in Canada. It is probably best known for its endorsement arrangement with the Miss America organization.
Firefighters responded to the Bethesda Metro station around 6:55 AM this morning. They were called for a report of an arcing insulator. One Montgomery County firefighter was heard to say via scanner, "we're standing there looking at, it's not doing anything."
That firefighter went on to reoprt that a Metro fire/rescue liason says they have a maintenance team on the way, and fire and rescue are not needed. Fire personnel were told to leave the scene minutes later.
According to scanner reports, passengers are allowed to enter the station now.