Saturday, June 16, 2012


Now that Montgomery County has torn up Relic's liquor license, only two Bethesda nightspots with VIP table service remain.  And that block of Fairmont Avenue is nearly dead.

Most businesses have either moved away or closed due to construction damage caused by the Bainbridge development.  Fortunately, the most active remaining storefront - Bold Bite - is close enough to Norfolk Avenue to still get foot traffic at night.  But with Relic sidelined perhaps indefinitely, that is one lonely street at night.

I hope Westin will recognize that the market and deep pockets to support an upscale, pretentious Las Vegas-style nightclub exist in Bethesda, and build one into their new hotel planned for Wisconsin Avenue.

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