Monday, January 30, 2017

L.L. Bean to open at Pike & Rose

L.L. Bean is coming to Pike & Rose in North Bethesda's Pike District, the Maine-based company announced this morning. This is the second major outdoor sporting goods tenant to come aboard at the Federal Realty development; REI has a large store currently under construction there.

The L.L. Bean store will open this fall, in a 2-level, 22700 SF space, and employ around 75 people. Merchandise offered will include active and casual apparel and footwear, as well as outdoor lifestyle gear including hiking, fly-fishing, and kayaking, plus winter gear and camping products. As with every L.L. Bean store, the Pike & Rose location will offer L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools, with demonstrations, clinics and introductory hands-on courses for all kinds of outdoor recreational and fitness activities.

L.L. Bean said that the heavy use of the many trails and parks in the area factored into their decision to open a store here. “The North Bethesda location is going to be a great home for us," L.L. Bean senior VP and GM of retail Ken Kacere said. "This is a lively, active area with some great outdoor recreational opportunities nearby like paddling and fishing on the Potomac, or cycling along the extensive network of local trails."

Stu Biel, VP of leasing at Federal Realty, said he is "thrilled" to score the Maryland flagship store of L.L. Bean at the development, which is in the midst of Phase II construction. “This 105 year iconic brand focused on outdoor living is a perfect fit for Pike & Rose," Biel said." Both LL Bean and Pike & Rose aim to inspire and connect others with a deep commitment to community and challenging the status quo. Together, our neighbors, residents, office workers and beyond will benefit from educational programs, on and off site events and a tried and true product line and place that will serve to inspire for decades and generations to come.”

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting competition there with REI in the same center. At least I won't have to go to Tyson's for Bean boots

Anonymous said...

@8:41 AM - My thoughts exactly! I shop at both retailers and this will eliminate the amount of trips I will need to make to Tyson's.

Anonymous said...

Will they have a good trenchcoat collection for you Dyer?

Jane said...

Dumb commment about the trench coat. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

@904 - Go eat rocks

Anonymous said...

You grow up Jane. Don't you have some march to attend versus commenting on this blog?

Anonymous said...

11 minutes.

#Scooped

Anonymous said...

Usual strategy from other Bethesda bloggers to post weird/disturbing comments here to disrupt.

Robert Dyer said...

9:22: A press release is not a "scoop." We all received it.

Anonymous said...

3 minutes.

Skippy said...

My favorite: the guy that counts minutes between comments :)
Another loyal reader!

Anonymous said...

You mentioned REI for the complete picture -- Bethesda Mag, not so much.

Anonymous said...

#BoycottLLBean

#DeleteUber

Anonymous said...

Who thinks Dyer should just open an ice cream shop? #scooped

Anonymous said...

Dyer's readers take a step back and watch this anonymous nut drown in his own bile, jealousy & hate.

Anonymous said...

12:59 PM It's the guy who outed himself by specifying what public meetings he was in with Dyer.

Sorry, there's not multiple people spending their morning counting minutes between comments on a Bethesda blog :)

Anonymous said...

The old failed BethesdaNOW strategy: post crazy Anonymous stuff here and try to disrupt.

Robert Dyer said...

11:52: I broke the story. My readers already knew all about it days before a "small and slightly failing magazine" copied my report without attribution. #bodyslammed

Anonymous said...

If a "small and slightly failing magazine" gets as 21 times as much traffic as your blog, then what does that make you?

Friends of Woodmont Triangle said...

Anonymous Steve Hull @7:23pm always defaults to "I have the biggest dick in Bethesda".
"I have 21 times the traffic and millions in revenue".

Give it a rest, Steve. Don't be so insecure about your size! You're a rich, white, old millionaire, we get it. Now go to bed.

Robert Dyer said...

7:23: It probably makes me the only news outlet in MoCo that doesn't exaggerate its online traffic.

Rhett Mitter said...

I, too, think it feels a little weird that this would go in practically next door to REI. Hope they both are able to survive.

Is there any more information on the opening of some of the Phase II stuff like Nando's or Taylor Gourmet? If this is set for late 2017, I'd imagine those places would be in the same timeframe.

Anonymous said...

Taylor Gourmet. SMDH Drinking the Kool-Aid.

Anonymous said...

9:01 AM Over half of their copies go to doctor's waiting rooms, according to the Washington Post.
Dyer is widely quoted as well.

Next argument?

Anonymous said...

"It's just a magazine! Website? What website?" Saith #UnsignedDyer @ 10:58.

Rhett Mitter said...

"Taylor Gourmet. SMDH Drinking the Kool-Aid."

What do you mean?

Anonymous said...

"Dyer is widely quoted as well"

Hahaha. Give me ONE link to a legitimate media source (i.e. not Breitbart) that quotes Dyer. And I'm not talking a property or business website that he did a paid review for.

Bethesda Magazine is 100x better than half the garbage I read on here

Anonymous said...

legitimate media source (i.e. not Breitbart) - hahahahaha - redundant

Anonymous said...

I love LL Bean. Good news for me.

Anonymous said...

6:48 AM Washington Post, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, Eater, Curbed, WUSA9, Wash Biz Journal, Urban Turf, the list goes on and on.

Dyer is widely quoted/linked to :)

Anonymous said...

11:11AM I did searches at a few of those to no avail.
Can you post up a link or 2?

Robert Dyer said...

Bethesda Magazine is #FakeNews. Claiming bobcat was in Bethesda and Chevy Chase was fake news, in just the latest example.

Anonymous said...

Carolyn Chen is a sneaky little shit.