Friday, May 29, 2015
Assault reported at Suburban Hospital; thefts in Green Acres, Kenwood Park + more - Bethesda crime update
Theft. 7700 block Wisconsin Avenue.
Theft. 7900 block Norfolk Avenue.
Assault. Suburban Hospital.
Theft. 5600 block Wisconsin Avenue.
Burglary. 5500 block Friendship Boulevard.
Burglary. 3600 block Raymond Street at 4:15 PM (Chevy Chase Section 3).
Vehicle burglary. 5600 block Oakmont Avenue.
Theft. 5000 block Rodman Road at 8:43 AM (Green Acres).
Vehicle burglary. 6200 block Clearwood Road at 1:15 PM (Kenwood Park).
Theft from vehicle. 6600 block Western Avenue.
Vehicle burglary. 11700 block Parklawn Drive (Pike District).
Theft from vehicle. 11700 block Hunters Lane at 12:49 PM (Randolph Hills).
Liquor arrest. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.
Now that the Flats at Bethesda Avenue apartments and retail are near completion, a new crosswalk has been painted across the road. So if you are, for example, turning right from southbound Woodmont, be aware that you'll have to ready to stop sooner than you may be used to.
listing on LoopNet. The space is 1872 SF in size, and is next door to the new Robert Wiedmaier venture, Villain & Saint.
Interestingly, the photo used in the listing dates back to the space's previous tenant, Haven Pizzeria. Probably not the most charmed spot if you are planning to open a pizza parlor, I suppose.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Theft from vehicle. 4700 block Montgomery Lane.
Assault. 5300 block Western Avenue at 3:09 PM.
Assault. 10200 block Grosvenor Place at 12:51 PM.
Drug arrest. 6400 block Rock Forest Drive.
Assault. 11300 block Woodglen Drive at 10:34 AM (Pike District).
Theft. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.
Theft. Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Assault. 5400 block McGrath Boulevard at 12:07 AM (Pike District).
Assault. 7600 block MacArthur Boulevard at 2:36 PM (Cabin John).
I noticed yesterday that you can see sketch elements of the statue's iconic crown in the upper right of the wall now, suggesting that the original design may well be going onto the facade.
|Click to enlarge, then look|
for the spiked crown of
Lady Liberty in-between the
top and middle scaffolding
at the upper right
|Then compare the above photo to this|
rendering by Andrew Bzdega of
Steven J. Karr, AIA, Inc.
(courtesy of SJKAIA, Inc,
All rights reserved)
In contrast to Isabella's existing Kapnos-branded locations, this venture will emphasize a more casual, homestyle ambiance. The menu will reflect that with rustic cuisine and dishes designed to be shared, according to the company website.
With the opening now expected for Fall 2015, expect work to begin on the transformation in the near future.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Theft from vehicle. 7400 block Wisconsin Avenue at 9:08 AM.
Theft from vehicle. 6700 block Kenwood Forest Lane at 10:06 AM.
Theft. 10400 block Old Georgetown Road.
Assault. 5100 block Dudley Lane at 12:01 AM.
Theft from vehicle. 7100 block Westlake Terrace at 9:53 AM.
Theft from vehicle. 6000 block Executive Boulevard at 10:02 AM.
Assault. 4700 block Boiling Brook Parkway at 7:35 PM (Randolph Hills).
The letters installed appear to be frames for an eventual lighted element.
As you can see, there's still quite a ways to go on the interior of the restaurant.
Sugar Shack says their current hours will be from noon until 6:00 PM, but that they are experimenting to see at what hours there is the most demand. You can see a menu online before heading there.
In late summer, Luke's will expand its space out to Elm Street, where there used to be an M&T Bank ATM if you recall. This will not only increase the indoor seating area, but will also raise the visibility of Luke's Lobster, to those passing on Elm Street.
The project will take a few weeks to complete, a spokesperson for Luke's Lobster said yesterday.
|Here is the space where Luke's Lobster will|
expand; there used to be an ATM here
|Expanding into this space|
will increase visibility of
the restaurant on Elm Street
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In fact, Sacks residents are getting exclusive access to this area, and its more direct connection to the urban district of Bethesda. As you will notice in the photos below, houses that border The Flats now have private staircases and paths that lead into the park.
There is also a circular, drop-off driveway in this area.
You'll also notice that there has been a significant decrease in the construction-related "junk" and equipment placed near the Sacks neighborhood entrance at Leland Street and Woodmont Avenue, now that construction is nearing completion.
|Private staircase and gate|
for a Sacks resident to
access the park from this
|Another private access stair|
|Some vegetation in place,|
more on the way
|Looking toward houses in|
the Sacks neighborhood
|Indoor common area|
for residents; looks like
future spots for a flatscreen TV,
fireplace and bar
|A completed unit on|
the ground floor
|Near the Sacks neighborhood|
|Eastham's Park at Woodmont Ave.|