Downtown Bethesda's oldest building, the historic Wilson Store at 7250 Wisconsin Avenue, will be moved to its new location on Middleton Lane the evening of August 19. The relocation will occur between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM the next morning, and is expected to take 4-6 hours to complete.
Workers will insert beams under the store, lift it, and place it onto a motorized dolly system. The store is being relocated to facilitate redevelopment of the Apex Building at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue by Carr Properties.
Intriguingly, the move had previously been scheduled to take place 72 hours before a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge is to hear an appeal of the Board of Appeals decision to permit the relocation. That hearing, requested by several nearby residents, is scheduled for August 8. The County has now pushed the move back to August 19 or later.