A second new delicatessen is coming to the Woodmont Triangle neighborhood of downtown Bethesda. Heckman's Delicatessen is opening in the former Maggie's space at 4914 Cordell Avenue.
As you can see in these photos, the interior has already gotten a makeover. Workers were busy Wednesday, as construction continues. A retro checkerboard tile floor is matched with a contemporary counter design.
Many residents have sought a "real" deli in downtown Bethesda, with everyone having their own definition of what that means. Others have their own favorites among the existing delis. Heckman's won't be the only one in town, but many have come and gone in recent years. Now Bethesda will have another contender in the market.
But Heckman's will have an equally-new competitor of its own just blocks away. Aria Beer Wine and Deli is currently under construction in the ground floor of the new Gallery Bethesda luxury apartment tower, located at 4800 Auburn Avenue. Heckman's also plans to sell alcohol in its deli. And Red Bull.