Friday, July 22, 2016

Quincy's opening tonight in Bethesda

Quincy's will officially open tonight at 5:00 PM at 4920 Del Ray Avenue. They'll be open until 2:00 AM. This is the third Quincy's location in Montgomery County; the other two are in North Bethesda and Gaithersburg.

On the menu, look for new items only available at this location, Quincy's favorites, and pizzas from their brick pizza oven. They've also got chili on the menu, for all of you Hard Timers who used to order a bowl from the Hard Times Cafe that previously occupied this space.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see Kim Jong Robert turned the comments off on the update about the wax center? Why are comments turned off on all the blog posts involving Karr's crappy designs and Greenberg's soon-to-be vacant properties? What's Dyer's affiliation with these guys? He has no problem slandering the County Council but won't allow critique on the design and development in Bethesda? Want to know why Bethesda is "Moribund"? It's landlords like Greenhill driving the tenants away!

Anonymous said...

Oh is that why comments are selectively turned off? I didn't notice the pattern of only being Karr and Greenhill properties until you pointed it out. I wonder why Robert does that? Does he have a relationship with the two of them that he is protecting? Or maybe the comments are out of hand - but if that were the case the comments in every other post are out of hand too. So it makes us all very suspicious of Robert Dyer's motives as being shady and suspect.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine went to Quincy's last night and said it was actually pretty filled with young people. Tommy Joes is pretty young too every time I have good. Sounds like a positive direction for Woodmont Triangle for the youth to be returning!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad they didn't spend too much money renovating Quincy's. Eventually it will be knocked down and assembled into a highrise, and doing a Karr / Greenhill type lipstick on a pig renovation delays and hinders the ability, raises the price tag for the developer and future tenants.

Robert Dyer said...

6:10: Nobody was "driven away" by landlords. The businesses were unable to profit due to the high taxes and costly new regulations placed on them since 2010 alone. Add in the failure of Hans Riemer's "nighttime economy" initiative, and it's no wonder bars couldn't pay their rents. Landlords don't lock out and evict tenants who pay their rent. The Karr -Greenhill project has done just the opposite of what you claim: it has leased up before construction is even finished. Sounds like a success by any measure. The same can't be said for Riemer and the County Council - even his former chief of staff and the Washington Post agree with my assessment of Montgomery County's moribund private sector economy.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't the Karr-Greenhill project was vacant for several years before it leased to bold bites and the waxing salon? I think you highlighted the Blackfinn closing as one of failures of the nighttime economy task force.

Anonymous said...

While I don't care for the ugly Karr Grenhill renovations, I do commend the idea of opening up retail frontage on the long Norfolk block that had nothing before since the Blackfinn and Hanaro doors were on opposite corners. Shame it's a waxing center. But it's better than Greenhillvacant.

Anonymous said...

Dyer's opinions aren't completely wrong but are half truths.

Not to mention he completely ignores half the questions asked.

#dodgingdyer

Anonymous said...

Wow Robert Dyer .. Village idiot. WHAT ABOUT THE WEIRD PLACE ON CORDELL THAT WAS FULLY LEASED A YEAR AGO? #Birdbrain

Anonymous said...

blackfinns location was the worst performer in their chain.The food was mediocre, the space was both inefficient, snd too big. Sales cratered before the construction and the construction made things worse, as they stopped paying rent and skipped out

Anonymous said...

cordell is leased.

Robert Dyer said...

6:59: In fact, I have no clue at this point what all these "vacancies" are - every space I can think of under that ownership has leased up, or is under construction for imminent lease, in the case of the Lot 667 remaining spaces. You'll have to find a new talking point.

Robert Dyer said...

7:06: I agree construction sidewalk closures didn't help, but the place was packed through the end. Always a line during the summer. I don't think a lack of customers was the problem. So you have to look at what the impact of County Council votes were on the razor-thin margins of profit bars and restaurants have. For many, it was simply too much, and they had to close. Couldn't pay the bills because they had to pay the County Council instead. The energy tax alone wiped out a ton of businesses before Hans even got started.

Anonymous said...

Amazing that the anonymous guy complains that he can't insult folks because a thread is closed for comments. lol.
Maybe anonymous should cut back on the insults a bit?

Anonymous said...

Can we please stop blaming everything on Hans Riemer and get real? You don't like the Council. Fine. Please stop holding a grudge and move on. I cannot believe some of the claims on this site. Nearly every single bad thing to happen in Bethesda is blamed on Hans Riemer. There are many local issues to discuss, both positive and negative, and not all of them can be attributed to a single person, but all we hear about is Hans Riemer in nearly every single story.

I too am curious why the comments are closed on the Greenhill Property. The author did not really explain above. I'm guessing it really is a clause in a contract the author has with the property owner?

Anonymous said...

What kind of contract would the author have with the property owner?

To me, it's more in line with a Cease and Desist letter. Closing comments on their threads would comply.

Anonymous said...

Presumably comments are closed because some nut keeps posting personal attacks against the same business owner.

Are you saying you're missing reading the same repeated insults? Lol.

If you're mad because you can't post or read insults on a news article, please get help asap. There's more to life than insults.

As for Reamer, he owns the nightlife issue on the Council. He says he fixed it.
So it's perfectly appropriate to hold him accountable.
I wish the legacy local media would occasionally hold elected officials accountable. Hard to do when you're best friends with the Councilmembers you're claiming to cover. :)

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows Dyer takes kickbacks from Greenhill & Karr so he can't post stupid stuff like he does about Westbard.

Anonymous said...

kicking back from what?

Anonymous said...

Curious about this. Does that owner in question advertise on other local blogs?
If not, maybe that's the impetus for the repetitive insults.
If so, never mind.

Anonymous said...

6:15 AM Were you drunk when you wrote this?

Anonymous said...

6:20 AM Your glee about the state of the economy is very myoptic. You obviously haven't looked across the river lately. Oh, you don't need to, just read the local biz press sometime, I know your soo busy.

Anonymous said...

8:58 AM Tysons is booming as one of the next great cities. Not just residential, but jobs, jobs, jobs.

How's White Flint doing?

Robert Dyer said...

7:47: As the other commenter mentioned, Hans Riemer owns the nighttime economy disaster. He made it all about him in the massive press blitz in which he essentially cast himself as the saviour of nightlife. So when it bombed, guess who the face of it is? Yep, the guy who took all the credit. He is rightly singled out on all debacles that resulted from his various self-promoting media campaigns: nightlife, cybersecurity, food trucks, "getting government out of liquor business" - all complete disasters. Lesson: Don't move across country and use Wall Street money to win office before you've even unpacked the U-Haul.

Anonymous said...

Still no answer about the lack of comments on the waxing center.

Anonymous said...

So dyer again ignores the question.

Anonymous said...

What about the weird NYC mural that a commentor said had a tenant where the theme would make sense? Still vacant and for lease.

And Robert Dyer continues to ignore the question about any relationship with Karr or Greenhill. He's as bad as the politicians he writes about.

Anonymous said...

Dyer protects his sources from criticism.

Anonymous said...

10:49 building with mural has been leased.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Dyer does it to get you riled up.
Then you make post after post after post about it
And his ratings and # of comments and views go up.

Good plan.
Obviously, works really, really well.

Anonymous said...

11:40 I see you are adopting Trump speak now.

Anonymous said...

According to the third party data available, Dyer's traffic across his MoCo neighborhood news network has been surging.
He's definitely fulfilling a need in these communities for local news!

Anonymous said...

What third party data and how does Anonymous know?

Anonymous said...

God damn you Robert Dyer. So many of us despise you.

Anonymous said...

There are several third party analytics sources available for site traffic. I don't have access to Dyer's own first party data.

The third party data shows how traffic is surging on Dyer's network.
EastMoCo traffic is skyrocketing this year; up massively every month.
This homeship site, Bethesda Row, has surged.
Rockville Nights is surging. All of these are ahead of other local site or blog.
Amazing how little credit he gets from the legacy media for filling the vacuum that The Gazette and Patch left in these neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

Robert Dyer ducks every question. He is the scum of this earth and I pray that one day he will no longer be in MoCo. GET THE FUCK OUT DYER IF YOU HATE IT SO MUCH ... WE HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

12:23 PM Quite the opposite probably.
You can love the county and still see the lack of leadership on the Council and things have declined.
Bethesda residents in particular are disappointed in how they took their eye off the ball.

Remember when Bethesda was MoCo's crown jewel?

Anonymous said...

11:56AM Trump speak? I honestly don't have a clue what you mean. I was pointing out my observations and thoughts.
If I IN ANY WAY sounded like Trump, I'm sorry...and I'm leaving now to puke, because I've literally made myself sick with that thought.
From, 11:40

Anonymous said...

When Hogan seized power, Leventhal threatened that MoCo, and the other "big counties" would secede from the state.
If Trump rises, will Leventhal threaten to secede from the United States?

Anonymous said...

Robert Dyer:

Nice try. You blame Hans Riemer for *everything* not just the "nighttime economy," which seems to be improving monthly. This article is literally about a great new addition to the area's nightlife!

Also, your lack of response about the Greenhill property pretty much confirms what's been posted above, so I gather that this means you'll never comment on sleazy council members.

Anonymous said...

Traffic is surging - so you're looking at Dyer's multiple website statistics and analyzing them? Who said something about obsessed!!!!????

Anonymous said...

Robert Dyer asks lots of hard hitting questions to councilmembers and the like and doesn't get answers and says shame on them.

Yet Robert Dyer doesn't answer hard hitting questions asked of him. Shame on Robert Dyer.

Same old. Same old.

Anonymous said...

Yep... interested in the current MoCo media landscape. My findings show Dyer is filling a huge void left by the Gazette & Patch.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing Dyer got a cease & desist from Greenhill. As for Karr, either he got some kind of sponsorship, or Karr treated him better than most developers in terms of access to opening parties and so on.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:39 pm - Leventhal said no such thing. Please stop lying.

#UnsignedDyer

Anonymous said...

1:40 PM It's understandable...if I intimated that I was thinking of proposing seceding from the state, I'd want to walk that back too. It was embarrassing and George was quietly told to drop the idea.

The county also floated seizing part of Twinbrook from the City of Rockville. Their mayor and council push back hard and MoCo had to walk that back too.

These are the kinds of birdbrain ideas our current leaders propose.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm I guess I though Robert was a straight shooter. I guess not.

Anonymous said...

Dyer @ 6:20 AM - "The high taxes and costly regulations placed on them since 2010 alone"

Perhaps you could cite these? Please be specific.

#DodgingDyer

Anonymous said...

@ 1:47 PM - Please stop lying.

#UnsignedDyer

Anonymous said...

Whatever it is, not saying anything and ignoring the hard questions just makes it more shady and suspicious. Just like when he asks questions to his favorite council member.

Anonymous said...

"Please stop lying"
You mean like when Councilmember Reamer claimed there are two Metro stations walkable from Westbard Avenue? We're dealing with dishonest politicians here.

It's fact that a MoCo official expressed the desire to bring part of Twinbrook into White Flint. It was regrettable by Ken, but it happened.

AND... Leventhal had one ofhis tantrums after Hogan seized power. He wanted out of Maryland. Said the bug counties didn't need the rural areas. Regrettable!

Anonymous said...

1st 1:40PM:
Thank you. I've been saying it for months and it's nice to get support.
To comply with a cease and desist letter, Dyer could be legally prevented from speaking about it.

Elm said...

Ok, great. You think you figured it out. Can we move on now?

Anonymous said...

6:26PM Hey, Elm...No need to get pissy with someone who has never said a harsh word against you. I hope your day is as pleasant as you are.
Love and bacon, 5:14AM, 11:40AM, 12:35PM

Anonymous said...

It is a PokeSpot, folks. Guaranteed foot traffic. These guys really got lucky.