Saturday, April 18, 2015
previously leased space at the mall for a VIP outdoor apparel store in September of 2012. If you're still regretting the loss of the Burton store, VIP carries some Burton apparel.
Police have another person of interest they are searching for in the case. If you have any information, please call the Arson Tipline at 240.777.2263.
Apparently, criminals don't file taxes, so April 15 was an unusually-high crime day in Bethesda.
Here's a roundup of all crimes reported across Bethesda on April 15, according to crime data:
Disorderly conduct. West Virginia Avenue at Wisconsin Avenue.
Vehicle burglary. 4400 block Rosedale Avenue.
Vehicle arson. 5100 block Wessling Lane (Edgemoor).
Vehicle arson. 7000 block Glenbrook Road (Edgemoor).
Vehicle arson. 7000 block Glenbrook Road.
Vehicle burglary. 7800 block Marion Lane.
Burglary. 5400 block Audubon Road.
Vehicle burglary. 6900 block Barrett Lane.
Vehicle burglary. 7800 block Hampden Lane.
Assault. 7100 block Whittier Boulevard.
Drug arrest. 9900 block Julliard Drive.
Theft. 7100 block Heathwood Court.
Vehicle burglary. 11500 block Rokeby Avenue.
Theft. 6700 block Rockledge Drive.
Theft. 7100 block Democracy Boulevard.
Theft. Sears at Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Gallery Bethesda apartment tower was the first next-generation luxury building to open in downtown Bethesda after the real estate crash and recession. Its grand opening was last June 5, and less than a year later, Property Manager Manuel Majano reports that the building is 98.6% leased as of yesterday afternoon.
Regular readers may recall that the Gallery has already won an award as the top Lease-Up property in Maryland, from the Property Management Association. It was 80% leased last October.
If you want to move in, it sounds like you'll have to act fast.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Burglary. 8300 block Wisconsin Avenue.
Vehicle burglary. 7200 block Exeter Road (Edgemoor).
Theft. 4500 block Chestnut Street.
Theft. Suburban Hospital.
Burglary. 4700 block Merivale Road (Brookdale).
Theft. 10000 block Edward Avenue.
Burglary. 7400 block Wyndale Lane at 1:46 PM.
Theft. 11600 block Old Georgetown Road (Pike District).
Assault. 6300 block Greentree Road at 1:26 AM.
They have a Leasing Office at 4733 Elm Street, and are already scheduling tours. You can make your appointment online.
The plan includes a public plaza that will be joined with the existing pedestrian space at the neighboring Bainbridge Bethesda. A 30' pedestrian plaza will be the result, a place designed for people to relax and enjoy, Robins said. Many aspects will remain the same as the current Bainbridge patio, such as tables and chairs for seating, and plantings.
What's new? A clock will be one landmark on the St. Elmo Apartments side, and a curving design will replace the straight pass-through now at the Bainbridge.
While there will be retail on both sides, the level of vibrancy that will contribute is questionable at present. The retail spaces at Bainbridge have been slow to lease up, and Robins said he expects retail tenants at the St. Elmo to be oriented more toward providing services to building residents than to restaurants.
What's the timeline going forward here? Robins predicted the project would get a hearing before the Montgomery County Planning Board about 4 to 6 months after the plan submission. A final site plan would then require 6-8 months to complete. Groundbreaking would follow about two years later, meaning that we're talking about 2017 or 2018, depending how long the process takes.
The St. Elmo will be a 16-story tower with 210 apartments, and up to 15,488 SF of retail and office space. Designed by David M. Schwartz, the tower will offer 15% affordable units, higher than the required 12.5% under Montgomery County's MPDU program. The garage access for residents will be from the St. Elmo Avenue side of the building.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Drug arrest. Moorland Lane at Arlington Road.
Drug arrest. 5100 block Wilson Lane.
Theft. 7800 block Oldchester Road at 3:09 PM.
Theft. 11400 block Rockville Pike.
Vehicle burglary. 7200 block Beacon Terrace at 7:05 AM.
Most importantly, it enhances the central purpose of the park - the memorial that commemorates residents of Bethesda and Chevy Chase who died in the wars of the 20th and 21st century. Stop by for a visit, at the corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues. There is a Starbucks right across the street, a 7-Eleven nearby on Fairmont Avenue, and several restaurants steps away from the park - Jetties, BGR, The Parva, Bold Bite, Tastee Diner, Woodmont Grill and Black's Bar & Kitchen, to name a few. A Capital Bikeshare station is located at the Norfolk Avenue side of the park.
But on Thursday evenings in May, June and July, the park is also home to Bethesda Urban Partnership's diverse Summer Concert Series. Here is the lineup for this summer. Concerts are held between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Another auto break-in in Wyngate; assaults in Pike District, Randolph Hills + more - Bethesda crime update
Disorderly conduct. Norfolk Avenue at Woodmont Avenue.
Theft. 3700 block Chevy Chase Lake Drive at 9:03 AM.
Vehicle burglary. 5800 block Wyngate Drive (reported at 12:40 PM).
Assault. Nicholson Lane at Woodglen Drive at 3:30 AM (Pike District).
Assault. 4800 block Boiling Brook Parkway at 4:02 PM (Randolph Hills).
The movie is a take on The Most Dangerous Game. But in this case, Douglas' tycoon only becomes the hunter after accidentally shooting a man on a desert expedition. His hunting guide, played by Irvine, is the only witness.
You can watch the movie's official trailer here. Tickets for the 7:00 Thursday showing are on-sale now, and available online.
ArcLight Cinemas is located in Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Photo courtesy Roadside Attractions
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The finishing touches were being applied as these photos were taken.
Disorderly conduct. Norfolk Avenue at St. Elmo Avenue.
Assault. 4900 block Hampden Lane at 10:16 PM.
Stolen car. Bethesda Library at 7:50 AM.
Stolen car. 8100 block Woodmont Avenue at 11:43 AM.
Theft. Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Assault. 11800 block Grand Park Avenue (Pike & Rose).
new Robert Wiedmaier restaurant opening this Thursday at 7141 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, has a new exterior wall design as of yesterday. The front still looks like its predecessor, Markham's, for the moment.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Drug arrest. Woodmont Avenue at Norfolk Avenue.
Vehicle burglary. Elm Street at Bethesda Lane at 8:52 AM (Bethesda Row).
Burglary. 8300 block Wisconsin Avenue.
Burglary. 5500 block Western Avenue (Chevy Chase Village).
Vehicle burglary. 6000 block Woodacres Drive [reported at 6:19 PM] (Wood Acres).
Vehicle burglary. 5800 block Wyngate Drive [reported at 6:01 AM].
Vehicle burglary. 5800 block Wyngate Drive.
Vehicle burglary. 11400 block Rockville Pike (Pike District).