Sunday, July 16, 2017

Demolition update: 7900 Wisconsin site (Photos)

Additional preparations for demolition are underway at the site of The JBG Companies' future 7900 Wisconsin mixed-use project. The future residential building will include public space, a cross-block cut-through between Woodmont and Wisconsin Avenues, and a Trader Joe's grocery store.







42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has the Trader Joe's been confirmed or is it just a rumor still? How exciting!

Robert Dyer said...

7:15: It was not a rumor, but was stated directly by a JBG employee at a project meeting. However, it is not being officially confirmed publicly by JBG, much like potential transactions related to the Marriott project won't be publicly announced until later. I presume it is because there is the current Trader Joe's at another location.

Anonymous said...

It was not stated directly by a JBG employee.

The plans at the project meeting had part of the parking lot noted as "Trader Joe's parking."

There's a fair amount of readers here that actually know a lot of the information on these projects long before Dyer does. It's amusing to see how things are explained and justified here, as opposed to how it really transpired.

Anonymous said...

@9:14 -- Further, that description of the parking lot as "Trader Joe's parking" occurred before the project was put "on hold" by JBG. Who knows what kind of clause was triggered by the project's delay. IMHO it's inaccurate to report that the project "will include" a Trader Joe's. It would be more accurate to say "the project is said to include" or "rumored to include," or that a JBG rep "let slip" the fact in 2014.

Andy Van Slyke said...

Not a "rumor". See Dyer's comment above or his original report :)

Friends of Woodmont Triangle said...

Back in the day, this was The Columbia Bank.

The sign is still up on the Woodmont entrance, but has been reversed.

The drive up window is still visible.

Anonymous said...

Robert's reporting is not as I remember it either. The information did not come directly from a JBG employee. Saying that could fit Robert's narrative to help bolster the incorrect information he posted here about Marriott coming to terms with Tastee on buying the space where the Diner is.

Robert Dyer said...

11:24: You're lying. The Trader Joe's reveal was a Freudian slip by - yes - a representative from JBG, who then asked that everyone in the room keep it a secret. Too late, because it was then out there for anyone in that room to report to one of my competitors.

I understand that when you're wrong, and when your favorite magazine gets #scooped (as in Tastee Diner agreement - the story of the decade) you go crazy, but that doesn't change the events that provided my scoop about Trader Joe's. Stop lying.

Anonymous said...

Has Tastee Diner actually agreed to sell???

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you've deleted a first-hand account of the meeting. The truth doesn't match your story?

Here's what I said:
I was in the room. He mentioned a major grocery would be going in, but would not say who it was. It was noted on the plans that it showed "Trader Joe's Parking."
JGB wouldn't confirm.
You can guess all you want, but you can't fool someone who was there.
11:53 AM




Anonymous said...

No. representatives of Marriott and tastee both say a deal has not been struck. But...you decide who to trust...the two parties involved (one of which is one of the biggest companies in the world) or a guy who keeps a small blog.

Anonymous said...

Not a "Freudian slip", you birdbrain.

"Freudian Slip: Also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of an unconscious subdued wish or internal train of thought."

Friends of Woodmont Triangle said...

The JBG rep said Trader Joe's was coming to this new development. Perhaps Anonymous was at a different meeting.

See Dyer's original report years ago :) it's pretty clear. One of many big scoops Dyer has had.

Friends of Woodmont Triangle said...

Trader Joe's is slated via JBG. Dyer reported it years ago.

If accusing me of being Dyer gets you through the night, so be it.

Skippy said...

5:29pm is gonna put "republished press releases" on his resume :)

Not gonna win a Murrow award doing that.

Robert Dyer said...

12:08: The JBG guy did confirm it, because he begged everyone not to talk about Trader Joe's, that it shouldn't have been revealed at that point.

12:21: Did you believe "the parties involved" when Pizza Pass and Bethesda Barbecue Co. said they were going to reopen with new concepts, as the entire contents of their restaurants were being auctioned off? Yeah, people will definitely listen to me over you. Anyone who understands how real estate works knows that neither Tastee Diner nor Marriott is going to acknowledge at this time that they have reached any agreement.

12:59: You have a Freudian hangup about Freudian Slip, which I always use correctly, including this case.

Anonymous said...

Keep deleting. It makes you look so silly.

Were you there? No.
Was anything you reported therefore second-hand? Yes.

So my post is factual, why are you afraid of it? Why do you kill this?:

"What I can say is that Robert was not in the meeting.
Anything he reports is second-hand."

Robert Dyer said...

4:08: I'm not afraid of your post, although most people would be creeped out that you spent your whole weekend thinking about me, trolling on my blog, and maintaining a file of your troll comments that were deleted so you can cut and paste them in again.

Ultimately, as "Anonymous," you have no credibility. We don't even know who you are, much less whether you were at a meeting or not.

Meanwhile, my report speaks for itself, and unlike you, I'm man enough to put my name on it:

http://robertdyer.blogspot.com/2014/07/trader-joes-said-to-be-anchor-tenant-at.html

Perhaps testosterone pills are the answer for you, even if they won't address your creepy stalker issues.

Anonymous said...

Back to the comments degrading one's manliness. That's a hot-button issue for you.

I'm not the one who spent the weekend deleting comments that scared me.

When you say something that I personally know is not accurate, I'm not going to roll over and say nothing. Not going to happen. Why should I? If you delete my words to further your inaccuracies, you betcha, I'll say something again.

I know you wish everyone was preoccupied with you all weekend, but popping in a time or two to repost my deleted comments was it. You'll be happy to know that it's not just me. It looks like you had several people putting up posts for you to delete. I was surprised to see that someone even reposted one of MY comments.

Anonymous said...

Remember when Robert Dyer claimed that Kaldi's was closing?

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Kaldis-in-Silver-Spring-Plans-New-Look-New-Menu-Items/

And remember when he claimed that Bethesda Magazine never links to him?

Robert Dyer said...

5:23: I don't have to "wish everyone was preoccupied with [me] all weekend," as the dozens and dozens of comments posted by the troll speak for themselves. The unhinged MoCo cartel is coming unraveled before our eyes. Having to spend hundreds of man hours a week reacting and responding to Robert Dyer shows what a perceived threat I am to the $ystem in Montgomery County.

“But I just feel like it’s great that on the day you’re celebrating your championship, my likeness and my name is in your head. I love that."

- LeBron James

Robert Dyer said...

5:38: Remember when Kaldi's posted an ad online stating they were closing their doors, and hosting a "complete liquidation" auction?

Anonymous said...

People just dislike you that much. No pretend cartel needed.

YOU are the one lacking testosterone and bullying to hide it.

Robert Dyer said...

5:46: I'm man enough to put my name to my comments, and you aren't. Ergo, the testosterone deficiency is yours.

You're the Kathy Griffin of Montgomery County, bullying, and then claiming the victim is the bully. LOL

"Robert Dyer broke me."

Anonymous said...

"Hundreds of man-hours a week"

More silliness from the failed "recording artist" living in Mom's basement in not-Bethesda.

There are only 168 hours in a week, and takes only a minute or two to type a comment.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you have to stand up for what you know is right. I'll trust my own eyes and ears over anyone else's.

Elm said...

Folks still arguing over a Dyer exclusive scoop from literally years ago :)

The lone Anonymous angry ex blogger man pulling out all of his old insults too. What a life!

Anonymous said...

Same misuse of the word "literally".

Very revealing.

Anonymous said...

He's still mad that I was there? Deleted my post calling him out on it?
So scared you had to delete this?

"It was just a meeting, years ago to boot. Get over it, man."


Robert Dyer said...

7:08: Nope, your previous comment was deleted due to a defamatory false statement.

Anonymous said...

You've moved beyond an angry ex blogger man and landed smack dab in the middle of a group of Bethesda professionals who don't take kindly to your disrespect.

Anonymous said...

We've gotten to the point that we can't hear the car alarm that is going off non-stop.

Anonymous said...

What was it he said that was defamatory?

Anonymous said...

Nothing. Nothing considered defamatory in the real world. You never know with this one. What will set him off?
Me being at that meeting in 2014 seems to be a problem for him, even after 3 years.

Anonymous said...

So what grounds is he using to delete your comment?

Anonymous said...

By all accounts, he's angry that I was at a meeting in 2014 that he wasn't at. Mind you, Dyer doesn't know me.
Essentially, he's pissed at a total stranger for going to a meeting 3 years ago.

Robert Dyer said...

6:42: I've never stated any such "anger." You've been locked in a room for 72 hours ranting and raving about Robert Dyer and things you believe he thinks about a meeting that took place 3 years ago, and posting those thoughts into dozens of troll comments here.

"But I just feel like that it's great that on the day you're celebrating your championship, my likeness and my name is in your head. I love that." - LeBron James

Anonymous said...

Buddy, you've been railing on me since I first posted what was said in the meeting @ 9:14 and backed it up @11:53, which you deleted while inferring I was a liar.
A total stranger for going to a meeting 3 years ago.

Go back to your distractions, distortions and irrelevancies.



Robert Dyer said...

7:10: Nope, you brought it up, then proceeded to post about it around the clock for 3 days. The only comment deleted included a false, defamatory statement.

Anonymous said...

This is your revenge on a total stranger for going to a meeting 3 years ago and disagreeing with you over what 1 person said, even though you weren't there?

People know what's what.

Robert Dyer said...

1:05: This sounds a lot like the troll - repeatedly cutting and pasting comments, drama queen statements about fake things I've never said.

There's no disputing the tenant leaked during the meeting, and JBG guy begged everyone to keep quiet. Let's try not to rewrite history.

Indeed, people know what's what.

Anonymous said...

Indeed they do.