Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Max Brenner closes at Bethesda Row (Photos)

Max Brenner has closed at Bethesda Row. This development is not a complete shock, as the business had been seeking a sublease tenant for well over a year. Bethesda-based real estate firm Streetsense had ultimately advertised the space as outright available for lease two months ago.

The shop was packing up yesterday, but store management says that you can send a farewell message to employees by emailing bethesda [at] maxbrenner [dot] com. Max Brenner opened in July 2013.







24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never understood how this was going to succeed. Don't understand the other high-end chocolate/candy stores' plans, either. There's not enough income potential for Bethesda rents or building costs--how much candy do skinny Bethesda people eat (answer: not very much)?

Anonymous said...

moribund!

Anonymous said...

Just because Bethesdan's squeeze into undersized & overpriced yoga gear (made in El Salvador) does not automatically make them skinny. Take a closer look.

Anonymous said...

I had one of the worst service experiences of my life at Max Brenner's. Took an hour to get something simple, and they were really rude. The other new candy store is a mystery to me, too. It's like $7 for a little thing of jelly beans.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I don't see that one lasting as well.

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Anonymous said...

Maybe they can go to Montgomery Mall. That seems like a popular place to go when you can't make it in Bethesda.

Anonymous said...

Hey Robert, you like to censor comments, how about censoring that racist piece of shit at 6:05am

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Anonymous said...

Robert, have you considered closing comments entirely? Your posts are good and informative, but the signal-to-noise ratio in the comments section is declining daily.

Anonymous said...

Yep

Anonymous said...

The poop-to-noise ratio on this blog is EXCELLENT!

Anonymous said...

Robert- why are you so negative towards Bethesda Mag when they even gave you credit for "breaking" this news months ago? It seems like an ego issue to me...

#birdbrain #scooped

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised they didn't go under sooner. I assume the new candy places in Bethesda will meet a similar fate.

Restaurants make more sense -- everyone wants to have a bit to eat.... but how many are in the mood for dessert specfically?

Anonymous said...

Too bad I never got to try this place out, I do enjoy chocolate! But, yeah, tough concept to keep in business in Bethesda I think. Oh, well.

Anonymous said...

Bethesda Chocolates will fill the void.

Anonymous said...

Careful, According to dyer's strict comment policy you can't reference other places in this post or it will be deleted as off topic.

Anonymous said...

Yes the blind followers have been way too much to take lately.

Robert Dyer said...

7;06: How do the terms "birdbrain" and "scooped" apply to the guy who broke the story?

Yoga Bears said...

How do I get a refund on unused gift cards?

Yoga Bears said...

Pretzel1970 at verizon

Anonymous said...

It's really funny what gets deleted and what doesn't.

Beverly24 said...

A few months after Max Brenner opened I went into the place mid-afternoon for just a hot chocolate. Because of the time of day and being mid-week, there were very few customers there.
I ordered one of their hot chocolate specialties and found a seat at a table. I couldn't believe the long wait for it to arrive. And then once I got it, it was luke warm! And the drink itself was thin and reedy, not at all what I would expect from a specialist in chocolate. On top of that, that one luke warm, mediocre tasting hot chocolate was very expensive. I thought I could have made a better one at home from one of those instant packages you buy in the grocery. As a result, I never went back.