Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bethesda Water Store closes, leaving some high and dry (Photos)

The Bethesda Water Store cleared out of its 4959 Bethesda Avenue storefront yesterday with no public explanation. I received a message from a reader who said he now cannot get a refund for water he had pre-purchased for later redemption. That customer was not alerted by the business that it would be closing.



27 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

That place looks like it was the victim of a burgulary. When was the last time the MoCo police drove by this block? I'll bet it's been ages. Robert Dyer please post information on how to form a Neighborhood Watch!

Anonymous said...

Funny, no obligatory comment about how Dyer "scooped" the "other news site?" Especially since he literally repeated their phrasing "leaving some high and dry" word for word.

In the grand scheme of things it really doesn't matter who "scooped" who, just that the news gets reported in a timely and accurate manner. Just pointing out how ridiculous to brag about who released what first.

Anonymous said...

I have a great business idea to satisfy their long-time customers. I'll install a hose spigot with a water filter on it, and place that in front of the store. I'll make millions!

So on a serious note, what would be great is if a fresh produce seller/farmer moved in. That block is great for shoppers, with the butcher, fish place, and bakery all on the same block. All we need is fresh produce and the block is a shopper's dream!

Robert Dyer said...

7:17: I was contacted by a reader who contacted other media outlets at the same time. That's not a "scoop." The signal installation on River Road I broke the story about was an enterprising scoop. Everybody else was asleep over the weekend, and they got scooped. Of course I'm going to talk about it, because much like the accident that led to signals being installed, I had the scoop and none of the stories based on my story is giving me credit.

Anonymous said...

When will you realize that you're never going to get credit for anything, Robert? Just give up.

Anonymous said...

Didn't some old lady smash her car into this place last year?

Anonymous said...

Robert doesn't get credit because his fingers smell like cheese

Anonymous said...

How can a story that was published 5 hours and 21 minutes before yours, be "based on your story"?

Anonymous said...

Robert is pure trash. Get bent loser.

Anonymous said...

Robert - you should consider buying the lease to sell the food you review on youtube! Would be a great addition to Betty!

Anonymous said...

So what if that happened for the other news outlets too? You deny that as a possibility for them. But you say it happened for you.

Anonymous said...

This specific news story had the same source. Others were obviously plagiarized by BB, not the same source.

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Robert Dyer said...

10:05: I broke the River Road story more than 24 hours before any other outlet reported it. What are you talking about "5 hours"?

Anonymous said...

I don't doubt that you got this news at the same time, it's just that you don't give anyone else the benefit of the doubt.

Anonymous said...

Agreed.

Anonymous said...

Of course that is totally fine. It's just that you don't give anyone else the same possibility.

S. Christian said...

Since you are a great investigator, would you be kind enough to give us an idea of how to recuperate our money that has been stripped away by these.... I don't know how to call them.
From what I've read, they knew that they would leave because their contract had not been renewed and they were on a month to month. Why weren't they honest and informed their customers? we have over $150.00 in tickets. I cannot believe that it's so easy to rip off people, I believe in honesty!!
What a disaster!!

Anonymous said...

Dude, it's water. You were ripped off when you paid $150 in worthless vouchers, whether you redeemed them or not. You are, definitionally, a moron.

Anonymous said...

#DodgingDyer won't answer acknowledge this kind of logic.

Robert Dyer said...

2:05: Your best course of action is to contact the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection. One of their specialties is helping customers when businesses close and still owe property to those customers.

3:50: No clue what you're talking about. Gibberish isn't logic.

Anonymous said...

2:05PM - Don't listen to @5:26PM. No need for name-calling. I think everyone has experienced feeling ripped off, whether it be buying something that wasn't as advertised, gyms that close unexpectedly, realizing that BOGO now means buy one get one 1/2 off, etc.

Hard lesson to learn. Sorry. Welcome to the club. :)

Anonymous said...

I think 3:50 is talking about how you accuse others of plagiarizing your content when you post about a topic first, but then when someone else posts something first you give reasons (which of course may be completely valid) such as the same source, public information, etc.

Robert Dyer said...

7:25: Why is he talking if each time the evidence shows I'm correct?

Anonymous said...

Sure for example your evidence this time is that someone sent you the same info at the same time, you just posted online later. How do you know that's not the case for someone else's post? You just straight up accuse plagiarism always.

Anonymous said...

8;22 is right. Not disagreeing with your facts. But you never give the other guy the benefit of the doubt or even ask if they had the same possibility.