Monday, December 09, 2013
BETHESDA DEVELOPER OFFICIALLY ACQUIRES OLD GEORGETOWN RD. SITE FOR FUTURE BETHESDA MEWS SUBDIVISION
Bethesda Mews, LLC has officially acquired the American College of Cardiology campus at 9111 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. The purchase price was $11,750,000. Built in 1983, the college will replaced with a new neighborhood of single-family luxury homes, with access to a former trolley trail for recreation purposes, and will be known as Bethesda Mews.
DC AFL-CIO, PG NAACP WARN STATE COULD REVOKE MOCO MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE
The Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO is warning that action by the Maryland state legislature could negate the recently-passed Montgomery County Council bill to increase the minimum wage to $11.50. A statement in the "Union City" newsletter cites Prince George's County NAACP President Bob Ross, who said legislators are mulling a lower wage increase. A provision in that potential bill would revoke the minimum wage hikes passed in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, replacing them with a $10.10 rate.
Photo: Chris Garlock
SNEAK PEEK AT CHEESECAKE FACTORY, OPENING DECEMBER 19 IN BETHESDA (PHOTOS
Here's a look at the finished interior and exterior of The Cheesecake Factory, opening December 19, in Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda:
Sunday, December 08, 2013
BETHESDA WINTER WONDERLAND ICE SCULPTURES IN VETERANS PARK (PHOTOS)
KRAZE BURGERS OPENING DECEMBER 12 AT WESTFIELD MONTGOMERY MALL IN BETHESDA (PHOTOS)
A second Bethesda location of Kraze Burgers will open this Thursday, December 12, in the food court at Westfield Montgomery Mall. The South Korea-based chain opened its first US location at Bethesda Row about 2 years ago.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
CHEESECAKE FACTORY TO OPEN DECEMBER 19 IN BETHESDA (PHOTOS)
CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN SCHEDULING CHANGE
The Christmas Countdown on The Robert Dyer Channel was originally scheduled to begin yesterday, December 6. Due to unexpected technical difficulties, the first episode will now be uploaded tonight. The video was finished on time, but I've had difficulty uploading it. Several attempts failed; despite the website claiming it was "X% complete", that was not the case. I will try again today, and reduce video quality if necessary. Thank you for your patience and support, and I sincerely apologize to anyone who was awaiting the upload last evening.
Friday, December 06, 2013
7770 NORFOLK AVENUE BETHESDA CONSTRUCTION UPDATE (PHOTOS)
STOUFFER'S MEATLOAF REVIEW (VIDEO)
Stouffer's Meatloaf is a true American classic. A descendant of the restaurant recipes of Mother Stouffer herself, this frozen meatloaf came to be after Stouffer's patrons demanded frozen versions of dishes served at the Shaker Square Stouffer's, outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Now let's test a 2013 serving of Stouffer's Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. A couple Stouffer's Meatloaf dinners in the freezer could come in handy during a blizzard.
KATIE HOLMES, SURI CRUISE, AND NOW... YOU! MAKE MEANING CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT BETHESDA ROW (PHOTOS)
The stars - they're just like us! Well, with the income levels in Bethesda zip codes, that old line might be true. At least when it comes to parent-child playdates.
If you remember my past reports, Make Meaning is coming soon to Bethesda Row. But the family activity center - which will face competition from two other such play centers within blocks - has the seal of approval of actress Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise, who spent time together at the New York City flagship location of Make Meaning. Which is sure to at least pique curiosity among Bethesda parents.
After a long delay, construction has finally begun on the Bethesda Avenue location. Although these photos look like spy shots from the Amazing Spider-Man 2 set, expect the finished product to be upscale.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AROUND DOWNTOWN BETHESDA (PHOTOS )
NEW SOUPS AT PANAS GOURMET (PHOTO)
VICTOR'S PIZZA AND PASTA CLOSED, CLEARED OUT IN BETHESDA (PHOTO)
Victor's Pizza and Pasta has closed on Cordell Avenue in Bethesda, and the space has been pretty much cleared out inside. The restaurant was best known for its late delivery hours, but did not score well in Yelp reviews. Still visible through the front windows are the Victor's delivery signs that one would often see passing in the night along downtown Bethesda streets. It's always sad to see small businesses close in Bethesda, but maybe Victor's will return somewhere else in the future.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
LANE CLOSURES AGAIN ON WISCONSIN AVENUE IN BETHESDA (PHOTOS)
BAINBRIDGE BETHESDA CONSTRUCTION UPDATE (PHOTOS)
Here's the latest progress at the construction site of the 17-story Bainbridge Bethesda luxury apartment tower between Fairmont and St. Elmo Avenues. You can see a layer of facade climbing up the building, and quite a bit of glass is now in place.