Thursday, September 08, 2016

Redskins' Chris Thompson to appear at Quincy's in Bethesda tonight

Join Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson at Quincy's in downtown Bethesda tonight, September 8, for the NFL season opener of the Carolina Panthers vs. the Denver Broncos. Thompson will be signing autographs and posing for photos.

Watch the game on 19 giant HD televisions, and enjoy season opener specials. The game starts at 8:30 PM.

4920 Del Ray Avenue
(301) 718-2400

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix edged out Tyson Gay in the former world champion's hotly-anticipated return to the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Hans Riemer for this great new nightspot and event in Bethesda!

Anonymous said...

Yep. That nighttime initiative is creeping ahead like a garden snail.

Robert Dyer said...

6:53: Hans had zero to do with Quincy's opening. It opened in spite of Hans Riemer, not because of him. Riemer's votes and failed nighttime economy "effort" resulted in 9 bars closing. Think about how much higher the profits of bars and restaurants would have been if I had prevailed in a fair election. You're embarrassing yourself. The restaurant and bar owners in Bethesda are among the top supporters of term limits to ensure Riemer can't serve more than one more term.

I remember Giffords said...

The Washington Post fact checked Mr. Reamer's night life economy work and concluded he didn't accomplish anything. Sad, but true.

Anonymous said...

The only embarrassment is Doth Goth Dyer.

Anonymous said...

@702 the only one embarrassing themselves is you thinking you could have accomplished diddly squat if you were elected.

I remember Giffords said...

"Diddly Squat"-- that's basically what the Post said Reamer accomplished. They withdrew their endorsement.

Anonymous said...

What has the "old legacy print media" Washington Post said about Robert Dyer's accomplishments?

Anonymous said...

Reamer is not well liked around the county and Post said he had no accomplishments.
I wish reamer would do something...he has time to turn it around.

Anonymous said...

7:08/7:27 is making up lies again

I remember Giffords said...

Lies? It's in the Post's coverage when Reamer sought a second term. They didn't endorse him. That's a fact.

Robert Dyer said...

Yeah, the Post withdrew its endorsement of Riemer after reviewing his nonexistent record. Too low energy. Super low energy. Riemer makes Jeb Bush seem energetic by comparison.

Anonymous said...

Berliner is very energetic. I wish his energy could rub off on low energy Reamer!

Anonymous said...

Erlich is the only one I'll be sorry to see go.

Anonymous said...

Are we comparing Riemer's energy level to Dyer or Tarnation Bob? There aren't many with the energy level of 'ol Bob!

Anonymous said...

11:30 AM We're comparing with Mr. Berliner. A much older man than Hans, but with much greater vitality and energy.

Anonymous said...

It must totally suck that Dyer lost twice to these four pathetic losers.

Anonymous said...

12:30 PM voter participation is so low...there's large majority that doesn't vote.

Anonymous said...

Funny how Dyer blames Riemer's victories over him on the Washington Post, yet at the same time notes that the Post didn't endorse him.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:32 - Why are Dyer voters such a bunch of lazy bums?

Wrol said...

Can you explain rationally how closings are Riemer's fault but openings are not equally attributed to him?

I'm not saying they are either, but either you're not really explaining your logic of there's some flaw in your reasoning.

Anonymous said...

I cant' believe Dyer is using the name of the team that is racist against Native Americans when he blogs for such a progressive community. He really is a bigot!

Anonymous said...

^^Our resident race-baiter is back

Robert Dyer said...

1:47: Hail to the Redskins #BabaBooey

Betsy said...

Hi Robert, can I ask calmly how come you are replying to obvious trolls and baiters but ignore reasonable questions?

Robert Dyer said...

I don't consider the same troll asking the same already-exhaustively-responded-to questions about why Riemer is to blame for 9 bars closing and other collapses in the nighttime economy to be "reasonable questions."

It's a Saul Alinsky tactic. "If they have to respond to each letter, send 30,000 letters."

The questions have been answered repeatedly. The specific votes Riemer cast that hit the hospitality industry hard (taxes, minimum wage, etc.) and the failure of his nighttime economy initiative drove bars out of business. Period.

Anonymous said...

"Alinsky"

#ScaryJewishName

Robert Dyer said...

2:11: Are you scared of Jewish names? How are Jewish names "scary"? You sound unstable, sir. That's apparently a quality the Montgomery County political cartel prizes when they hire operatives like you.

Betsy said...

You don't consider it a reasonable question when you blame x closings on someone and then are asked why y openings are not correspondingly attributed?

Robert Dyer said...

9:48: No, because businesses open all the time. 9 bars going out of business in a square mile in two or three years is unusual and can be directly tied to the actions of the councilmember who declared himself the savior of nightlife.

Betsy said...

Businesses do open all the time. And they close all the time also. Do you disagree?

9 in one square mile in 2-3 years does stink, you're right. How many openings in that same square mile in the last 2-3 years?

I understand you feel it can be direcly tied to the actions of the councilmember who declared himself the savior of nightlife, but can you enunciate how so?

If the councilmembers declaration was that he is the savior of nightlife, of nightlife failed during his watch, does this mean he caused it or perhaps that his statement is simply untrue of his actions did not help a bad situation? Trying to fix something and your attempted solution not working doesn't necessarily mean you caused the problem.

Anonymous said...

I admit to being ignorant about the Riemer/nighttime savior thing. Can anyone help get me up to speed?
What was Riemer's plan to accomplish improved nightlife?
Did he sponsor bills or anything? Run a committee or schedule a meeting with existing nighttime businesses for ideas?

Andrea said...

Hi 9:12. There was a Montgomery County nighttime economy initiative taskforce that came up with a bunch of recommendations to try to help stimulate the nighttime economy.

Some of their recommendations were implemented by the county and some weren't.

Some of their recommendations were implemented by retailers and some were not.

Dyer says Riemer touted the initiative as one of his accomplishments. I personally don't know if that's true or not.

Dyer says the failings of 9 night spots are a result of Riemer's failed nighttime economy imitative. Whether that's true or not is debatable. I for one am of the opinion the taskforce was put into place to help an existing problem that was getting worse and worse. These places failed despite the initiatives, not because of the initiatives.

Dyer also says any new nightspot openings are not attributed to Riemer, which many don't disagree but simply find fault in Dyer's logic that Riemer is at fault for the closings yet had no bearing on the openings.

Robert Dyer said...

7:14: It's definitive that all 9 bars closed since Riemer took office, and in the wake of the nighttime economy initiative failure. If Riemer promised to save nightlife and failed, then he certainly owns the results of failing. Virtually none of the final recommendations helped bars beyond the option of staying open an extra hour - which hardly any bars have done, since there's no demand for it in Riemer's quiet, empty downtown Bethesda at night.

#MoCoTermLimits

Anonymous said...

So you basically just confirms the initiatives didn't help the bars close or open?

Robert Dyer said...

4:55: The initiative's final recommendations were insufficient to help keep them open, thereby failing to stop them from closing. Riemer's votes since 2010 directly reduced profit margins for these bars (and other small businesses), such as new taxes, skyrocketing minimum wage, new regulations, etc.

So, he certainly didn't help any open. But he did help 9 bars to close.

#MoCoTermLimits

Robert Dyer said...

Another major factor was that Riemer ultimately backed the County liquor monopoly, one of the biggest costs faced by bars and restaurants compared to surrounding jurisdictions. Even his special orders quarter loaf had hidden taxes, and - proven by later DLC moves - the ability for the DLC to assign "regular inventory" status to any special order item. Making that change, which was torn up by members of his own party in Annapolis, would have had zero effect.

Anonymous said...

5:59, I agree that the initiative's final recommendations were insufficient to help keep them open, but that certainly does not mean the initiative caused them to fail. That seems to be your logic disconnect a lot of reader's are having issue with. (You can call them trolls and not readers if you want if it helps).

Anonymous said...

The County Liquor monopoly has existed for decades. How did Riemer's support for it cause these bars to suddenly fail?

Anonymous said...

That's a good question. Dyer?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone think Robert Dyer will answer such a reasonable question?

Anonymous said...

No expectation. And no he hasn't answered this and most other reasonable questions.

Anonymous said...

#DodgingDyer at his best.

Robert Dyer said...

I already answered the question. Riemer's endorsement of the liquor monopoly was only one late factor in the closures. The monopoly itself, the failure of Riemer's initiative, and the impact of Riemer and the Council's votes and policies, had already played a role in the closures prior to Riemer's later flip-flop.

Anybody still hanging on by their fingers who realized they had been betrayed and duped by Riemer let go at that point, and closed their bars knowing the monopoly would be permitted to continue draining businesses countywide.