Thursday, May 04, 2017

Zin Hair + Colour closes in Bethesda (Photos)

Zin Hair + Colour, a salon located at 7711 Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, has closed. The business was located in the rear of the Bethesda Court Hotel, which will be demolished in the future to make way for the new Marriott headquarters and 220-room hotel. Like Gallery St. Elmo, the interior of Zin has been cleared out. Lots of negative business news in downtown Bethesda today, it seems.




33 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is a business closing in a building that is going to be demolished for a huge development a sign that business is bad in Bethesda?

Robert Dyer said...

7:43: Well, the private sector economy in Montgomery County is indeed moribund, and MoCo's business climate is regionally and nationally recognized as hostile. But having said that, what I actually said was that we have a string of negative business headlines this morning, not that "business is bad in Bethesda."

Anonymous said...

I read this like 7:43. Closures making way for huge development. Those sound like positive business headlines.

Anonymous said...

"Montgomery County is indeed moribund"

Ummm...the hair salon is being torn down for 1 million SF Fortune 500 headquarters project.

Anonymous said...

According to Robert, Fortune 500 headquarters are the most important and only indicator of county economic stability and well being.

Anonymous said...

Dyer, you are such an asshole! Not everything is tied to your imagined moribund economy! This place is closing so a new, larger development can be built. Idiot!

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha. Somehow Dyer will spin someone calling him an asshole and a birdbrain into positive press..

Robert Dyer said...

1:12: It's not imagined - the Washington Post used the term "moribund," and Hans Riemer's own former chief of staff wrote a long article about Montgomery County's moribund private sector economy.

Marriott is just moving their big deck chair down the deck of the Titanic from Rock Spring to the downtown. They were already here. Idiot!

Anonymous said...

Any news on the Rockville HS rape case?

Robert Dyer said...

5:31: Not sure what this has to do with a hair salon closing, but Washington Post has an unconfirmed report suggesting rape charges will be dropped against Sanchez. That would raise more than a few questions about the prosecution of this case, if true. Let's hope not.

Anonymous said...

I think people just may be tired of you retreading the word over and over and over and over again.

Anonymous said...

Marriott moving to downtown Bethesda has a bigger impact than just moving their deck chair. Less driving, people walking out for lunch or going to dinner or drinks after work, less drunk driving, more concentrated housing and less infrastructure cost per person, people shopping after work, a new hotel with out of town guests to spend their money on our local economy, etc. .

Robert Dyer said...

6:46: There's no doubt the headquarters and hotel will pump more spending money into downtown Bethesda businesses than what was there before. What I'm responding to is the claim of victory, when Marriott was already here in Bethesda, and they have a hotel at Rock Spring, as well. The infrastructure costs for Marriott are unclear, as it depends on what modes of travel employees use. And if their takeover of the garage sends patrons of other businesses elsewhere, that's certainly a negative impact.

But MoCo officials had little choice. Give Marriott whatever they want, or lose one of the last Fortune 500s in the county. Helluva negotiating position, but that's why we've got to #ThrowTheBumsOut, and where appropriate, #LockThemUp.

Anonymous said...

Actually Marriott just gained a Fortune 500 heaquarters - Starwood.

Anonymous said...

"If true. Let's hope not."

Because if it is true, then you got scooped once again.

Robert Dyer said...

7:21: Wrong. They merged with Starwood. 2-1= 1.

7:24: I was the first media outlet in the world to report the gang rape. Think about it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like charges were dropped against both boys. So you were the first media outlet to report fake news.

Anonymous said...

"Wrong. They merged with Starwood. 2-1= 1."

So what you're saying is that the personnel at a Fortune 500 headquarters are so mission-critical, that they are the first ones to be made redundant in a corporate merger.

Anonymous said...

"The first media outlet in the world

Oh, please. Your megalomania is growing by leaps and bounds.

Anonymous said...


When do respected publications (whether digital or print) badmouth and
compare themselves to other publications?

Never.

G. Money said...

It's too bad Dyer wasn't on the council for these negotiations, we could be getting a brand new Vegas-style nightclub in downtown Bethesda.

#Dyer'sNeverBeenToAVegasStyleNightclub

Robert Dyer said...

8:07: What evidence do you have that I haven't been to a Vegas-style nightclub? I know you think sitting in a reclaimed wood panel room drinking pretentious beer while an aged-out Dave Matthews wanna-be strums a guitar is a wild night out. To each his own.

7:59: The Washington Post isn't a respected publication? They regularly badmouth everybody from USA Today to the Washington Times to Breitbart. And those outlets haven't posted personal attacks and threats against Post employees, like the ones I've been subjected to.

7:56: Check the time stamps, moron. The County Council are the ones who have exhibited extreme megalomania, with their fortifications of their building against their own citizens as the latest example. WTF?

Anonymous said...

"I know you think sitting in a reclaimed wood panel room drinking pretentious beer while an aged-out Dave Matthews wanna-be strums a guitar is a wild night out."

Robert Dyer hates Bethesda Millenials. LOL

#Dyer'sWarOnTheNight

G. Money said...

8:44: I asked you multiple times for an example of the last Vegas-style nightclub you went to. You did not answer, leaving me to conclude that you have not been to one. Also, I have seen your picture.

As far as your opinion of my musical tastes, I'll be sure to tell that to Metallica when I see them next week.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, you're wrong. Those pubs REPORT about other publications. As in "Breitbart's frustration with President Trump just boiled over"

Big difference

When do respected publications (whether digital or print) badmouth and
compare themselves to other publications?
Never.

At some point you'll have to decide if you want respect or chuckles.

Anonymous said...

12:07 PM So why do other "publications" have their staff troll here?

Dyer only mentions other publications because the angry anonymous guy (who outed himself) connected with them continues to bring them up. No one is here to read or discuss old, legacy publications.

Anonymous said...

Who is it? He's the only one posting here?

Anonymous said...

Dyer's shill claims that Dyer's readership is growing by leaps and bounds...

And then immediately after that, claims that Dyer has only one reader other than himself.

Robert Dyer said...

12:07: I guess you missed Paul Farhi's snarky and schadenfreude-laden report on Breitbart being denied media credentials last week.

12:07: Metallica has sucked since they ran out of Dave Mustaine and Cliff Burton's riffs after Master of Puppets. Kirk Hammett is a poor man's Uli Roth and Michael Schenker. A very poor man's.

Anonymous said...

Yeah so is it many readers or just one troll commenter?

G. Money said...

11:01: I fully agree that post ...and Justice for All is second rate Metallica, due to the lack of Burton and to a lesser degree Mustaine. That said, what I've heard of the latest album is the best work they've done since that era. As far as Kirk goes, he's better than you, he's better than me, and Scorpions are a shitty boring band, so who fucking cares about those other guys? I'll take Tony Iommi over any of 'em, really.

Anonymous said...

"Also I have seen your picture" hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha that's pretty much all the facts and evidence you need there.

Anonymous said...

"12:07: I guess you missed Paul Farhi's snarky and schadenfreude-laden report on Breitbart being denied media credentials last week."

I did read it. Over a week ago, though. It was a bit snarky, but it was also an article. He is reporting. Not whining. Not beating his chest. Not name-calling. Not accusing.

I stick by my statement:
When do respected publications (whether digital or print) badmouth and
compare themselves to other publications?
Never.