Friday, April 14, 2017

Lovesac coming to Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda

Lovesac, a sectional furniture company, will open a store soon at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. The company started with one man and a giant bean bag two decades ago. Today, their product lineup is centered around a sectional couch it calls a "sactional." Mix-and-match segments, with machine-washable covers, allow the owner to create multiple types of furniture out of one sectional sofa.

Lovesac will be located on Level 2 by Aldo.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

They have one of these at Tyson's Corner. I actually have a friend who has two $1,000 a piece bean bags that are about 10'x 10' in size each. IF it was not for price I would cover an entire room with them - they are very comfy!

Anonymous said...

Lovesac is a little old place where we could get together.

Anonymous said...

Lovesac babyyyyyyy

Lovesac! Baby, Lovesac!

Anonymous said...

How come no report on Red Bandana coming to Bethesda? #Scooped

Lazy fuckin journalists...

http://dc.eater.com/2017/4/13/15293258/red-bandana-bakery-gluten-free-bethesda

Robert Dyer said...

6:58: You're as dumb as you are foul-mouthed, idiot. I broke the story on that in AUGUST 2016!

http://robertdyer.blogspot.com/2016/08/red-bandana-bakery-sets-opening-date-in.html

I then had an update when the opening was delayed due to asbestos in the bakery:

http://robertdyer.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-bethesda-bakery-postpones-opening.html

Anonymous said...

Looks like the DLC is making some major changes to how they set their wholesale prices.

Anonymous said...

Before folks start making fun of you, per the usual sophomoric comments - have you ever thought that if you weren't such a know-it-all and so haughty that the comments would be far more charitable and your readership would go up? Tip - don't call yourself world class (it's a turnoff). Let others call you world class. Let your blog and stories speak for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Saturday Night Live had a hilarious skit last week about sectional sofas.

Robert Dyer said...

7:26: More fake news. You fell for it again.

7:34: The troll called me "world class," not me. Being a know-it-all and haughty hasn't prevented David Alpert and Dan Reed from being promoted by the Washington Post and Washingtonian. I am less haughty than those two, so I shouldn't have a problem.

Reality: Unlike Alpert and Reed, who are operatives for development firms, I represent the actual residents of Montgomery County. I'm sticking to The Man. Alpert and Reed work for The Man.

Ergo, the Man posts nasty comments on my site, and delivers attaboys to Alpert, Reed, and Bethesda Magazine, sycophants for the MoCo cartel.

I am shocked. Shocked.

Troll 69 said...

The only thing Dyer is really world class at is creeping around bethesda after dark, it's a miracle he hasn't been arrested or shot for trespassing yet!

Anonymous said...

I bet these would look awesome in Dyer's mom's basement. Right below his slayer or megadeath posters! I'm going to put one in my living room next to my Out for Revenge poster!

Anonymous said...

Signs of low self-esteem:

1. You Watch People’s Words and Actions Towards You Like a Hawk
2. You Compare Yourself To Everyone, Even If There’s Nothing To Compare
3. You’re Defensive… To A Fault
4. You Put Others Down And You Enjoy It

Anonymous said...

1:06pm + 2:57PM = Haters gonna hate

Anonymous said...

8:05: Dyer - you're nuts. There isn't a cartel. You aren't saving the county from impending disaster. You are a guy with a blog that has a few dozen readers. I get it, you have a hobby and like to report on local news. Neat. But don't confuse yourself with a journalist. You aren't reporting on earth shattering, life altering events.

You quibble over stories about Ourisman Honda, Red Bandana Bakery, and local restaurants.

My mind is spinning. Are you being defensive (which might be justifiable given the insults slung in your direction) or are you delusional?

Robert Dyer said...

8:05: There is most definitely a cartel. It provides more than 80% of the campaign funds for the County Council, as well as angel-investing in local fake news websites to pump out its messaging to the public.

Illegal use of funds by Montgomery County government, the attempt by two county agencies to cover up a "lost" black community and cemetery, underground fuel spills, the River Road crash that killed 3 - you're claiming those aren't earth-shattering, life-altering events?

YOU quibbled over the Red Bandana, bringing up a story I had reported almost a year ago. What a fool you made of yourself.

Your mind is spinning, much like the minds of Hans Riemer and George Leventhal after they've lost to me in a debate. Check out Hans Riemer's face at the end of the 2014 MyMCMedia County Council At-large debate for proof.

Anonymous said...

"Your mind is spinning, much like the minds of Hans Riemer and George Leventhal after they've lost to me in a debate. Check out Hans Riemer's face at the end of the 2014 MyMCMedia County Council At-large debate for proof."

Your articles on the days after you lost to both of them in the 2010 and 2014 elections, were funny.

Anonymous said...

Dyer @ 8:05 AM -

"I'm sticking [it] to The Man."

This just sounds so wrong, coming from a middle-aged Republican.

Anonymous said...

So, let's say for a minute there is a "cartel."
Which of these definitions apply? per Merriam Webster:
1 : a written agreement between belligerent nations
2 : a combination of independent commercial or industrial enterprises designed to limit competition or fix prices, i.e. illegal drug cartels
3 : a combination of political groups for common action

Who is in this "cartel?" specifically who are the players?

What have their activities been?

Is this "cartel" being looked into by authorities? If so, where does it stand? If not, why not?

Anonymous said...

10:03 PM "You quibble over stories"
Meanwhile Dyer's stalker/troll/ex-Bethesda blogger quibbles over Dyer's punctuation, grammar and time stamps and you have no problem with that. Interesting!

Anonymous said...

"Ex-Bethesda blogger"

#UnsignedDyer likes to pretend that Aaron Kraut has been unemployed ever since Bethesda Magazine bought Bethesda Now. Must be some weird defense mechanism to protect Dyer's fragile ego.

Anonymous said...

11:29 AM = Aaron's mom weighing in.

Anonymous said...

2:27 PM - Dyer's mom weighing in

Anonymous said...

Why no answer's to 9:25AM's questions? Chicken? Embarrassed to admit it's just talk without substance?

Robert Dyer said...

9:25: We don't know the identities of all who are part of the cartel, except for those who write legitimate campaign checks to local politicians. They include developers, developer attorneys, county political operatives, liquor distributors, big box liquor retailers, to name a few.

Together, they provide over 80% of the campaign funds for the County Council.

Then there's the hidden money going to politicians under the table, and through dark money angel investment in local websites that have been launched to try to knock mine out. That angel investment is used to pay full-time reporters, part-time bloggers, and for the massive expenditures to get power placement on Facebook, Twitter, Google News, etc. They also have to buy those $13000 blue checkmarks on Twitter.

The MoCo cartel and the elected officials whose strings they pull are corrupt from stem to stern. That's why we need the FBI to start turning over every rock in Montgomery County Government.

5:41: It's definitely not "just talk." It's money. Big money. The only "chicken" here is you, having to hide behind the skirt of "Anonymous" when posting, instead of using your real name.

Anonymous said...

I'm having a hard time believing that the local websites "have been launched to knock mine out." and that "angel investors" are investing heavily to make that happen.

But you go on thinking that you invented hyper-local news and all local reporters owe their jobs to you.

Your readers know better.

Robert Dyer said...

6:01: I guess you aren't following the local media scene very closely then. A most bizarre little network of part-time bloggers has been assembled to fill the gaps the small-and-slightly-failing-magazine couldn't cover. And the mag that relied on freelancers suddenly has 3 full-time reporters - somebody has to pay their salaries and living expenses. So either Don Lepre was right about those "tiny classified ads" being gold, or else there's a mysterious new source of cash. A.k.a. the Montgomery County cartel.

I most certainly did invent hyperlocal news in Bethesda. There was no other site like this before I created it.

Anonymous said...

So which is it, Dyer? "A most bizarre little network of part-time bloggers", or "3 full-time reporters"?

Robert Dyer said...

8:18: Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit. As I said, it's both. The little part-timers provide fake sources that can be cited by the full-time reporters at the small and slightly-failing magazine instead of my websites.

A little stipend can cover the domain and hosting costs for the part-timers, while big bucks from the cartel can apparently finance full-time reporters and their expensive MoCo housing and living expenses. Unless Don Lepre was the genius he told us he was...

#ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmm

Anonymous said...

You did not invent hyper-local news in Bethesda. Period. It has been around since the beginning of Bethesda. It was around before you were born.

Were you the first hyper-local blogger? Maybe, maybe not. Someone was blogging our neighborhood news since the 90's, doesn't that count?
The first widely read hyper-local blog? Possibly.

But stop confusing inventing hyper-local news with starting a website.

There's been reporting of hyper-local news since it was chiseled into stone or drawn in the dirt.

Anonymous said...

It must be awful to be so paranoid all the time. This insistence on always being the first and always being right is so similar to our current president's obsession with winning. So sad.

Robert Dyer said...

8:33: Nope, hyperlocal news is a new development of the internet age, and is referred to as such by media experts. I just happened to have the first such hyperlocal news site in Bethesda.

8:39: I'm not paranoid, but unlike the County Council, I definitely am obsessed with winning. If you're not first, you're last. Our low-energy Council is satisfied to be Number 9 or Number 53. Sad!

Anonymous said...

12:15 PM - Obsession with that which is unattainable can create a psychological crisis.

Anonymous said...

"Hyperlocal" has been used in journalism since the 80's. Before that it was known as community news, ranging from county to town to street in scope. Also called microlocal. These days they tend to be online instead of printed.

"citizen journalism" - news reported by ordinary people on the scene rather than professional reporters

Robert Dyer said...

4:00: I can assure you that neither the Post nor the Gazette, nor any pther local paper or website, ever reported street-level hyperlocal news. Such as signs being installed at future businesses, sidewalks being blocked, grass not being cut at a vacant nursing home. There simply was no such thing in Bethesda or Montgomery County before I created it.

Anonymous said...

Do you have ANY reading comprehension?

Your reply shows that no, you don't.

I did not mention newspapers.
I did not mention websites.

What would you call a weekly community newsletter that's been in existence for over 40 years that discusses who's moving out, who's moving in, what's opening and closing locally, school productions, who's got a new dog, what time the walkers go out each morning?

There's been reporting of hyper-local news since it was chiseled into stone or drawn in the dirt. The phrase hyper-local may be only 30+ years old, but the product existed.

Anonymous said...

"...street-level hyperlocal news. Such as...grass not being cut at a vacant nursing home."

Back in the day, the term for this was "neighborhood busybody".

Henry, there's something going on at the Stevens' house!

Anonymous said...

Like Gladys Kravitz!!!