Sunday, June 25, 2017

Carluccio's closes at Pike & Rose (Photos)

I was shocked to find that Carluccio's has closed at Pike & Rose. The UK-based Italian chain was one of the best - and most affordable - sit-down restaurants at the development. Their other D.C.-area location closed as well, so it's unclear if their difficulties were actually related to this particular restaurant, or corporate in nature.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Old news. Already posted on Bethesda Magazine four days ago on Wednesday with a lot more real reporting about the closure.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Kaldi's is still open.

Anonymous said...

"Their other D.C.-area location closed as well, so it's unclear if their difficulties were actually related to this particular restaurant, or corporate in nature."

In Alexandria - the only other one in the entire country.

Robert Dyer said...

6:27: Bethesda Magazine stole it from Washington Business Journal, which had reported it a day earlier. Guess what - you just proved my point that you are the one who keeps bringing up the small and slightly-failing magazine.

"A lot more real reporting?" Total BS. They said it was closed, and had "The Quote," which added nothing whatsoever but padding for length, as usual. Filler doesn't equal strong writing or reporting.

Man up and stop hiding behind a keyboard.

6:38: So why did Kaldi's post an ad stating they were closing?

Anonymous said...

So it took you five days to plagiarize the story from Washington Business Journal, not four days to plagiarize it from Bethesda Magazine.

Robert Dyer said...

7:39: No plagiarism. You can see there is a sign on the door in the above photo. It's not exactly a secret, coward.

Anonymous said...

"It's not exactly a secret, coward."

Breaking news... LOL

And how come you didn't mention that Washington Business Journal reported this story five days ago, until a reader accused you of stealing it from Bethesda Magazine?

Anonymous said...

"Their other D.C.-area location closed as well"

How did you find out about this?

Anonymous said...

6:27 I never accused you of stealing the news from the Washington Business Journal, but you did accuse Bethesda Magazine of the same thing. However, they give proper credit "which the Washington Business Journal reports has also closed" as any legitimate journalist would.

How can you prove that "you just proved my point that you are the one who keeps bringing up the small and slightly-failing magazine"? The facts are that I haven't posted here in years. The last time I did was about the right-of-way near Glen Echo that you wanted to preserve for the possible extension of a streetcar line. That is the fact. To accuse me of anything else is false.

How do you even know that I'm the same Anonymous as 6:27 or any of the other Anonymouses? You have no idea if every Anonymous is always the same person or if each Anonymous is always a unique individual.

I am not a coward, dumbass, troll, friend of Hans Reimer, part of the MoCo cartel, or low-energy in your vernacular. You don't know me so don't tell me to 'man up and stop hiding behind a keyboard'. I like my privacy. If you don't like Anonymous postings, then disable them. Until then, stop complaining about them and trying to figure who is behind them.

Yours,

East Bethesda resident since 1985

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the 6:27 in the last post should refer to Dyer's post at 7:16. At least this proves that I'm the same Anonymous as 8:12.

Anonymous said...

"I was shocked to find that Carluccio's has closed at Pike & Rose."

Dyer read about it in Bethesda Magazie, then he printed that sign and posted it so he could pretend like he found it out himself.

Anonymous said...

"the right-of-way near Glen Echo that [Robert Dyer] wanted to preserve for the possible extension of a streetcar line"

Build the Purple Line, extend it west, with a transfer to the rebuilt Cabin John line, so people from PG County can come and rob the nice people of Glen Echo.

Anonymous said...

If Bethesda Magazine, which gets 10 to 20 times as many readers as you, is "small and slightly failing", then does that make you a "dead cockroach"?

Anna Van Horn said...

I've got to ask:
What change would "man up and stop hiding behind a keyboard" really make?

I gave in and started using my name and all it got me was a boatload of insults. threats and denials. So much so that I'm back to using my name only occasionally. Any post I'd make became more about proving who I am than anything about what I had to say.

So, 8:12 & 8:13, my advice is don't do it.

Anonymous said...

It's Sunday morning and the troll wakes up obsessed with Robert Dyer.
Let that sink in.

Anonymous said...

It's midday Sunday and #UnsignedDyer is obsessed with the notion that there is only one person out of one million in Montgomery County who disagrees with him on anything.

Robert Dyer said...

I'm inside his head like LeBron James.

Robert Dyer said...

8:12: Wrong - the magazine only gave WBJ credit for the Alexandria location closing. In reality, WBJ had broken the story about both locations closing, and should have been cited as such.

Tomorrow, you can say you were the WSSC employee threatening me with violence in 200x for daring to report that they weren't coming out to repair a broken water main I reported days earlier. Next, can we hear from "Wrol," "Riff Rafferty," and "Emily Van Camp?"

Anonymous said...

So why did you not acknowledge WBJ in your article?

Robert Dyer said...

8:55: No, it makes me the very successful hyperlocal Bethesda news pioneer the small and slightly-failing magazine is struggling to catch up to, with their copycat product, carpetbagger staff, and unfortunate position as house organ for the much-hated Montgomery County Council. Their editorial angle is at war with their own readers, forcing them to rely on clickbait headlines and forced delivery to Facebook feeds and Google News.

Robert Dyer said...

10:21: I have my sources. How quickly you forget that I'm the one who broke the story about Carluccio's opening at Pike & Rose, and WBJ stole that story without attribution at the time. Baba Booey.

Anna Van Horn said...

Dyer is always bad mouthing a competitor. Can't let it go. Insisting that everyone is: some alleged person he claims to hate. Or connected to a group he doesn't like. Or plotting and planning against him. Seeing that in every comment. Whether in context or not.

So. Who's obsessed?


Anonymous said...

"the very successful hyperlocal Bethesda news pioneer"

You'd think a hyperlocal blog would at least stamp articles and comments with the local time.

Anonymous said...

10:19 To quote from Bethesda Magazine "Its other U.S. location was in Alexandria, Virginia, which the Washington Business Journal reports has also closed." The successful magazine cites the WBJ that both locations have closed. Not your fake news "the magazine only gave WBJ credit for the Alexandria location closing".

Anonymous said...

We're at peak Bethesda blog when folks are quibbling about time stamps and comparing Dyer to other local blogs.

Anonymous said...

Dyer does not steal stories. He just reads them somewhere else, rushes to take a picture of it and posts.

Anonymous said...

2:52pm lemme fix that for you:

Steve Hull (and his hobby bloggers) does steal Dyer's stories. He reads them here, on Rockville Nights and East MoCo. He's too lazy for photos, so he uses a blurry iPhone stock photo.

Hull has taken up the mantle of plagiarism in town.

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Dyer, do you realize that the word "carpetbagger" is a Confederate slur?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Dyer and his unsigned self just can't stop talking about local journalists?

Over at The Other Place, none of the 62 comments about the closing of Carluccio's even mention local journalists or Robert Dyer. All of the comments there are about Carluccio's, other nearby restaurants, Pike & Rose, or the historical name of the Pike District.

If Dyer wants to not talk about local news sites, then he needs to put his money where his mouth is.

Anonymous said...

How come Dyer can never mention Steve Hull by name in his signed comments, only in his unsigned comments?

Andy Van Slyke said...

4:16pm The first "Anonymous" comment here was about Bethesda Magazine. It is you that brings it up.

I doubt anyone wants to continuously read about this irrelevant Magazine, but you keep posting about it and then turn around and ask why people are commenting about it.

Dyer doesn't troll your blog so stop doing it here. But an ad here if you want publicity.

Tim said...

4:58pm Dyer signs all of his comments, unlike you.

Riff Rafferty said...

Unfortunately, anytime someone posts something that doesn't fit Robert's narrative they're assumed to be "the lone troll" who must make a great living since all the evil forces in the County pay him or her to troll Robert all day! #sad

Robert Dyer said...

11:54: The sentence you quote is clearly only giving WBJ credit for the Alexandria closure, as if saying, "In a related development..." The citation should have been in the first or second sentence of the article, saying the Pike and Rose closure "was first reported by the Washington Business Journal."

As written, it's clearly designed to give the reader the impression that they broke the Pike & Rose story, and WBJ the Alexandria.

I assume English is your first language, but maybe not. The quote you cited is clear to any native speaker at 3rd grade reading level that it was deceptive.

Robert Dyer said...

4:16: Wrong again - almost all of the comments over there were on the tired argument over whether Pike & Rose is Rockville or North Bethesda. Even your pathetic spam comments promoting the small and slightly-failing magazine are more exciting than that.

Anonymous said...

Hey, "Tim", how are you in a position to know that "Dyer signs all of his comments"?

Steve Hull said...

I've had it with you Dyer. I challenge you to a duel. Monday, high noon, Veteran's Park. Your alternative facts vs. the truth. All trolls and anonymouses invited.

Tim said ... said...

Just what Bethesda needs, a duel! I'll there. Will you?

Troll 1 said...

Are you up to it Robert?

Anonymous said...

Robert Dyer has not written "cash me ousside howbowda" for several weeks now.

I am very concerned. Is... is he OK?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful first Sunday of Summer and the trolls are busy in front of screens arguing about Bethesda bloggers, who their favorite bloggers are, blog templates, defaming Dyer and overall hating.

You'll be doing that all day tomorrow at the office, so why not take a few hours off :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading Dyer and Beth Mag......what does it matter who scooped who.

I will continue to read Dyer and appreciate his work.

Please.......let it go.....

Anonymous said...

^^^ This!! 100% ^^^

Anonymous said...

I concur.

Anonymous said...

Pike & Rose is soulless and uppity. Somehow bethesda is more down to earth and "real".