Monday, April 27, 2015

First look at Hamburger Hamlet building transformation in Bethesda, new space next door (Photos)

When Not Your Average Joe's opens at the Georgetown Square shopping center in Bethesda this summer, it will have a completely different facade from its predecessor, Hamburger Hamlet. That design is courtesy of Bethesda real estate firm Streetsense, which produced the above rendering. Fans of Hamburger Hamlet will notice that the bumpout for Hamburger Hamlet's bar space remains on the front of the building in the redesign.

Along with partner Next Realty, Streetsense has also carved out a new retail/restaurant space that is now available for lease, between NYAJ's and Quartermaine Coffee Roasters. That new space is 1522 SF in size.
Here's how it looks right now

The new space is roughly
where the bakery
case was at Du-par's

Now available for lease

Known as Hamburger Hamlet since 1973, that venerable dining spot faded into history as a stand-alone brand in December 2012. The space then briefly became Du-par's Hamburger Hamlet, a rare East Coast outpost of another legendary California-based chain. A year later, Du-par's closed as well, due to bankruptcy.

Top rendering via Streetsense, All rights reserved

Photos: Robert Dyer @ Bethesda Row

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