Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blaze Pizza, Lobster ME close at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda (Photos)

Blaze Pizza and Lobster ME have closed at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. A sign outside of Blaze Pizza is directing customers to other area locations. According to a source at the mall, Blaze employees were told at the end of their shift on Sunday not to return Monday.

Lobster ME was dark in the Dining Terrace yesterday.

Also dark Monday was Jamaican Mi Crazy, which had a sign stating it was temporarily closed for renovations.

Blaze Pizza opened in August 2014, and their pizza earned a "strong four stars" out of five in my review. Lobster ME, which opened in November 2014, also earned a "solid four stars" in my opening day review of the Las Vegas export.

53 comments:

Poppy said...

As a native Mainer, Lobster ME was an insult to the classic Downeast lobster shanty.

Anonymous said...

^^^No one gives a shit, Hodor is dead. Let us grieve.

Anonymous said...

It's quiet here. I guess that means Aaron is on his way to the mall and too busy to post.

Anonymous said...

Is this part of Dyer's "The Dark Side of Montgomery Mall" series?

Robert Dyer said...

6:45: No, the mall had its biggest year of sales in history in 2015.

Anonymous said...

I will miss the $14 Lobsticles.

Anonymous said...

Sad to see Lobster ME close. Sure it was overpriced, but it was good. My favorite place in the new food court.

Anonymous said...

John Snow is alive!

Anonymous said...

Blaze killed by their location--down that hallway middle of nowhere. Really too bad because the pizza was fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Smashburger is still open. And they will probably be open long after the mall closes.

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Anonymous said...

I guess it's not such a moribund economy after all.

Beverly24 said...

I'm not surprised about the other closings, but I am surprised about Blaze Pizza. Every time I was there, there was a line. So very disappointed at this closing and hope to find another nearby location. Their pizza is that good!

Anonymous said...

Aroma death watch begins?
Burger Venue marches on.

Anonymous said...

Shake Shack watch.

Anonymous said...

Well that was uncalled for. Sinking to the level of the trolls here.

Anonymous said...

It's still a lot of turnover. How does it compare to other popular malls like Tysons Corner?

Anonymous said...

Food court is too big to support that many tenants.

Anonymous said...

Jamaican Mi Crazy confirmed closed elsewhere.

That's not a good omen for Duck Duck Goose.

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Anonymous said...

Is store reporter the blog where the writer shakes you down for your paypal/credit card number to read it, or is that the other blog?

#HullsAngels

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Anonymous said...

According to Dyer this is theft!!

Rugby said...

Every day I get up, Robert Dyer has Bethesda restaurant news. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Hi, "Rugby". Please give my regards to "Elm", "Woodmont" and "Arlington".

Rugby said...

2:31 PM And you are?

Every day I get up, Robert Dyer has a story about some new development or restaurant breaking news. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

@3:06 this is his site. He can remove whatever post he wants.

Anonymous said...

Dyer's little sidekick is so funny.

Rugby said...

3:10pm: Agreed. The way I see it, just start your own site if you don't like this one.
The Internet is littered with failed copies: Bethesda Patch, Bethesda Now and many other halted ventures. Tough to compete with Robert Dyer, particularly if you try to do so from high atop Arlington, VA.

Anonymous said...

"Rugby", really, whom do you think you are fooling?

Anonymous said...

"Blaze Pizza opened in August 2014, and their pizza earned a 'strong four stars' out of five in my review. Lobster ME, which opened in November 2014, also earned a 'solid four stars' in my opening day review of the Las Vegas export."

Megalomania Alert!

Robert Dyer said...

10:18: A guy who works for the megalomaniacal County Council calling someone a megalomaniac - hysterical.

Anonymous said...

And Robert Dyer has proof 0:18 works for the county council? This is his degree of facts?

Robert Dyer said...

"0:18"? Is that his code name?

"The degree of facts" is that the troll has been remarkably candid and upfront about which elected officials, development companies and media outlets he is closely associated with. Now if he'll just tell us what his name is, and how much he's getting paid...

Anonymous said...

You would make a terrible attorney if this is what you consider passable for facts and evidence.

Robert Dyer said...

5:26: A defendant's own statements can be used against him in a court of law. Objection overruled, punk.

Anonymous said...

Judge Judy would punch Dyer in the nose and he would run away crying.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:29 AM - Given that you've shown yourself to be completely unable to quote anyone accurately, such hearsay would be quickly dismissed in an actual court.

Anonymous said...

Fanboys. All Dyer all the time.

Code name. Hahaha. You should give your main troll one. Ideas?

Robert Dyer said...

5:32: Even you don't know what you're talking about at this point. Shut up, loser.

Anonymous said...

"Shut up, loser" is your closing argument?

Anonymous said...

No, 11:22, it's his closing salutation.

Kandy said...

Lobster Me was overpriced and nowhere near as good as the other local options like Luke's. Add in a crowded food court and its no surprised they closed. I never saw anyone at Jamaican Mi Crazy. Blaze always had a line though, and decent pizza.

Anonymous said...

11:23 AM It wasn't reported first elsewhere. You're lying (again).

Anonymous said...

6:59 Hi Robert

Rugby said...

Sounds like someone is trying to promote their self-published personal blog here! Regurgitating Dyer's reporting and claiming to have reported things first.

Why does Dyer's site attract so many mentally ill pathological plagiarists? I've never seen so many crazies attracted to a site who want to replicate it. Failures like BethesdaNOW through whatever crazy site the nut of the month has cooked up. Scary stuff.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:35 PM: Hi, Robert.

Anonymous said...

I was shocked when I found out that Blaze pizza closed. It always seemed to be doing well when I passed by it. Does anyone know why it closed?

Anonymous said...

9:16 Hi aaron or is it steve?

Anonymous said...

Busy servicing Neil Greenberger.

Anonymous said...

I liked the Blaze too bad. Lobster ME was an easy call it would fail with so many choices at half the cost surrounding it.