Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Historic Wilson Store to be moved August 19

UPDATE: Following the publication of my report, Montgomery County mysteriously announced the move will now tentatively take place on August 19 or later. Two County government departments had stated August 5, and I have retained a HARD COPY document from one to prove it; hard copies cannot be deleted like online announcements. It appears the County was caught trying to move the store before the August 8 court hearing, and is now backtracking.

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.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please promise us if Vollmer chains herself to the store in a last-ditch effort, you'll have photos.

Anonymous said...

I wish they'd just demolish that "historic" store and save us all some money.

Anonymous said...

Yep

Anonymous said...

Finally. The quicker this development happens, the quicker the lane closures and disruptions can be gone, and the quicker the Purple Line can be built.

Anonymous said...

I see the church could not keep up the outrage. As bad as it sounds, they sold the property, they don't really have a case other than to stir up public outcry.

Anonymous said...

lol if you have the docs then post it.

Anonymous said...

So if you have a copy of the actual report, would you not post it?

Anonymous said...

Did you talk to anyone about the crime reports?

Anonymous said...

Ken Hartman is gaslighting Dyer LOL

Robert Dyer said...

3:26: Last time I checked, Ken Hartman doesn't work at the County DEP.

Anonymous said...

"Ken Hartman, director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, said Tuesday developer Carr Properties plans to move the 1890 two-story building the night of Aug. 19."

Robert Dyer said...

7:19: You forgot to mention that Ken Hartman deleted his tweet, which stated it was August 5. #Oops But he can't delete the hard copy document I have from County DEP that clearly stated August 5.

It's ok. They got caught red-handed trying to move before the court hearing. Typical MoCo cartel MO.

Anonymous said...

So Ken Hartman was employed by the county dep?

Anonymous said...

Shots fired. What say you, Kenneth?

Ken Hartman said...

I'm hearing that buzzing in my ear again. Honey, did you leave the screen door open?

Andy Van Slyke said...

I'm speechless and shaking with rage about this cover up. Ken's deleted tweet is equivalent to the missing minutes of Nixon's tapes.
We'll all remember this night folks.

Anonymous said...

What's the conspiracy theory here?

Anonymous said...

We have a date picked
Wait, the county just scheduled their hearing AFTER our fate.
Ok, we'll change the date.

Scandalous!

Anonymous said...

fate = date what a typo.

Anonymous said...

He DELETED a TWEET?

Only a lynching will do. High noon.

(Just amend the story to say the date changed. For heaven's sake. You'll sound so much less insecure.)

Anonymous said...

Why do you keep deleting the posts asking whether you consider this a scoop when compared to Bethesda Magazine reporting on Anthropoligie and most recently Marriott's development plans? Insecure much?

Robert Dyer said...

6:56: Because you're a total BS artist - - the small and slightly-failing magazine copied Anthropologie from the Washington Business Journal, and there was NO NEW NEWS in today's "scoop" about Marriott simply signing the deal they announced months ago. Crazy much?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Marriott's final deal doesn't include Tastee Diner.

Isn't "new news" redundant?

Robert Dyer said...

4:37: No, there's been no public statement regarding which properties are included. If Woodmont Grill isn't included, it's unlikely Tastee Diner will be. That's why they can't announce these things until they're done.

New news is different from old news, like the many knockoffs of my previously published articles out there.

Anonymous said...

"You forgot to mention that Ken Hartman deleted his tweet"

Can anyone spot the irony here?