A new market has signed a lease in the space formerly occupied by Bethesda Market, at the Shops at Sumner Place.
Patty Emory of shopping center owner W.C. & A.N. Miller says that the market will be very similar to the old one, but with "much improved inventory and service."
That is great news for all those who were disappointed when Bethesda Market abruptly closed its doors last year.
Even better news: the new market will be offering beer and wine, extending the hope that nearby residents - and employees of the soon-to-expand intelligence campus across Sangamore Road - will once again have beer and wine tastings within walking distance.
The as-of-yet unnamed market's owner has "a proven track record and experience," says Emory.
Things are starting to turn around after a brief downturn at Sumner Place. The future federal employees and residents will soon have a convenient beer and wine store, and a new sushi restaurant called Passion Fin three doors down.
The space in between Passion Fin and Starbucks remains vacant. Let's hope an interesting restaurant leases that space, or an entertainment related retailer like GameStop.