Saturday, January 02, 2016
Tugooh Toys closes at Bethesda Row (Photo)
In addition to toys, the store also carried children's apparel and arts and crafts supplies.
Of course, the next question is, who will replace Tugooh at the Row?
It's interesting that, while this is one of many turnovers on Bethesda Avenue in the last year, the spaces there seem to find new tenants much more quickly than those on Elm Street. The former 100 Montaditos and Boloco spaces there remain vacant 6 months, and 1 year, later, respectively.
Federal Realty has been emphasizing chain retail over restaurants in the last couple of years at Bethesda Row, so which upscale or practically-useful retail chains do you think could be added? For dining prospects, this is too small for a Shake Shack, and too close to Five Guys for a burger place. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf? My vote is for Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken.
Photo: Andy Haire