Bruce Variety is closing. The legendary downtown Bethesda variety store that had everything you needed - and other things you didn't know you needed - hasn't set a firm closing date, a store employee said today. She said they do plan to remain open at least until June.
They are currently holding a 10%-off retirement sale. The store's owner is retiring, and has not sold the business, the employee said.
Bruce Variety moved from its classic Bradley Shopping Center location to 8011 Woodmont Avenue a few years ago. The new location did not have the same foot traffic and draw that the Bradley location did as advantages - and also required paid parking on weekdays.