Douglas Development owns the building Pines of Rome currently occupies, but Douglas has waffled on moving ahead with redevelopment of that site (along with the former Tommy Joe's restaurant behind it on Montgomery Lane) for several years. Pines of Rome now applying for a transfer of location suggests Douglas may have moved their plans back to the front burner once again. Pines of Rome has been a Bethesda landmark since 1972.
There is no announced date for the move from the current location; I will update as soon as I can get that information. With their liquor license hearing being August 3, it's unlikely they would move prior to then, as they would be unable to sell liquor.