Friday, April 03, 2015

Giant skateboard hovering over Bethesda again (Video+photos)

The giant skateboard is suspended over the storefront again at Bethesda Scooters and Boards at 4825 Fairmont Avenue. Montgomery County previously forced the store to take it down, terming the object a "sign". That joined the County's crackdown on "premature" Christmas tree lots, and a child's lemonade stand being shut down, in the annals of MoCo Nanny State history. Mysteriously, illegally-closed sidewalks and other infractions by heavy donors to Montgomery County politicians go "unnoticed."

This time the shop is playing by the rules, and has a Montgomery County sign permit on display.

The return of this yesterday made me think of the old Sunshine House on Cordell Avenue, another lost piece of Old Bethesda.


Anonymous said...

im not sure you understand the purpose of gifs

Robert Dyer said...

10:29: On the contrary, I've made very effective use of them on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Glad they got a permit this time and got the sign up. It's fun.

Why didn't they just apply for a permt last time? Did they have to take it down, then apply, then put it back up?

The little tiny skateboard was awesome. :)

Anonymous said...

We are watching you Robert Dyer ... Watching and plotting against your political career.

You will never hold office, we won't allow it. WE control this county. You are not welcome here - we suggest you move to VA.

One day you will slip up and our blog, our news network, our machine will destroy you.

Anonymous said...

THe skate shop isn't exactly Old Bethesda, but I'm glad to see the giant skateboard go back up.