The new location of Gaylord's Lamps and Shades is tentatively scheduled to open today at 5272 River Road. That's in the Kenwood Professional Building, across from Whole Foods, and next to Westwood Center II. According to the store, there is free parking in the garage.
It's hard to miss, especially after dark, when dozens of lampshades are lined up in the well-lighted windows. Their former home at the Fairmont Plaza on Wisconsin Avenue is now for lease through Bethesda real estate agency Streetsense, and has been cleared out (see empty showroom below).
Gaylord's is the second downtown Bethesda business to move to the Westbard area after rents became too high. Previously, Mostly Monograms moved from the Bradley Shopping Center to Westwood Center II.