Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bering opens at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda (Photos)

Bering has opened at Westfield Montgomery Mall. The showroom features watches inspired by the beauty of the Arctic, and is located by Crabtree & Evelyn on Level 2. There certainly is a need for more watch retailers at the mall right now, so this is a pretty good addition.


38 comments:

Anonymous said...

A day later and Robert Dyer still hasn't deleted the duplicate article on the opening of Pines of Rome.

Or noted that it didn't actually open.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about the French school ditching its plans to build on Old Georgetown and looking to unload those properties?

Nothing about Commander Falcinelli leaving 2nd district police department?

The Bethesda news sources are a little light on Bethesda news lately, even with lots to report. Come on, guys. A police department re-command is way more important than another mall store. And there's a lot to say about those Old Georgetown properties and the school's new plans to build a massive facility in another 20814 neighborhood...

Anonymous said...

No it isn't 6:06 AM. I love that Dyer reports on these things. Bethesda Beat reports on that stuff, Dyer reports on this. No need to force him to report on other things just because you didn't feel like reading another site.

Anonymous said...

"There certainly is a need for more watch retailers at the mall right now, so this is a pretty good addition."

Millennials don't buy watches. They just use the clock on their smartphone. This market is moribund.

Anonymous said...

Why no report on the stupid young people who risked 15-20 years in jail by stealing worthless rags from Forever 21? And Old Navy at gunpoint?

Anonymous said...

No one, Millenials or otherwise, wants to buy an overpriced piece of Chinese crap that they are calling a watch now a days.

The market is absolutely flooded with these $10 watch motors that will be lucky to make the journey to the States. On their site it doesn't even mention the movement. Everyone and their mother can just pick a theme and a nice name and start a watch company now. If anything the website's font choice is just as important as the look of the watch itself. They are also all "minimalist designs" because their movement can't support any other complications and they don't have the capabilities to design anything new.

This goes for everyone from Michael Kors, Burberry, and whatever this Bering company is; All those "high fashion" watches are made by Fossil anyway just with a new brand name glued on the same $20 movement.

So no the mall doesn't need another watch retailer. Liljenquist & Beckstead is enough, or there's the Tiny Jewel Box in DuPont.

Anonymous said...

"watches inspired by the beauty of the Arctic"

LOL, what a pile of crapola.

Robert Dyer said...

6:27: I don't know, maybe because the County has now politicized police data, and is handing it off directly to favored media outlets they believe will give positive coverage to MS-13-ridden Montgomery County? That's dangerous to public safety.

6:06: I've been reporting big stories almost every day - Pines of Rome and new Starbucks in the last 24 hours alone. Where have you been? I don't recall the police department sending me a press release about the commander. Sounds like they need new PR team along with the new commander, if that's true.

Robert Dyer said...

5:30: It did open, but later than they said. I was forced to post a duplicate article because Facebook would not allow links to the first one. Probably their "fake news" policy being used to discriminate against outlets who don't pay them protection money to be seen. So I simply outsmarted globalist hack traitor Zuckerberg.

Anonymous said...

I’ve now seen it all. The guy who operates a failing blog states he’s outsmarted Mark Zuckerberg. You deserve all the animosity directed at you, DYer.

Anonymous said...

So why didn't you delete the first article, once the second one loaded on Facebook?

Anonymous said...

"I don't recall the police department sending me a press release"

#LaziestJournalistEver

Anonymous said...

@6:56

gotta love the unbiased news you get here......

Anonymous said...

Why do your links on Facebook say "robertdyer.blogspot.pe"?

".pe" is Peru.

#ItIsAMystery

Robert Dyer said...

7:09: Because it had already been linked to from elsewhere.

7:22: Maybe you should ask Sundar Pichai, because he controls that.

Anonymous said...

does someone need to link to you fighting with Google reps about whether or not your site is news? They gave you very clear instructions how to optimize your blog into a more credible news site that could appear on google searches

id be happy to post it if you don't recall....

Robert Dyer said...

7:50: I know you like to post it. I knew when I typed it that it would public, and composed it accordingly. But it has nothing to do with the topic of this article.

Understandably, the Google folks get defensive when they realize I'm on to the fact that you have to pay them to get into Google News. Bethesda Now and that recent Silver Spring site that claims no one is currently reporting on Silver Spring(!!) were both accepted within days of launch. Both violated several of the so-called "rules" for Google News, and were instantly accepted with no track record. Meanwhile, the list of "requirements" for me gets longer and longer the more I comply with the last set of "requirements" I was previously cited. None of these so-called requirements are posted anywhere or codified, conveniently.

Bottom line: You must pay to get into Google News, just like you can buy verified Twitter accounts for $13,000, as Bethesda Now did.

Roald said...

I am glad there is one honorable person in this county. I support you 100%.

Anonymous said...

Is there any evidence that Google asked you for money to become part of Google news? I read the forum comment that was deleted and it looks like they had some decent suggestions that you just refused to make. It sucks, but the suggestions seemed valid and those other sites do meet a lot of those standards.

Robert Dyer said...

8:23: The "suggestions" were ridiculous, and Bethesda Now, Bethesda Magazine and others do not incorporate many of the so-called "requirements" that are arbitrarily put on me. Yet they were added to Google News immediately. Meanwhile, I've been publishing local news for years and years, and my legitimate site that meets all of the requirements the others do can't get in? Come on.

Google doesn't "ask" you for money, because like Twitter, they would be in big trouble if these pay-to-play policies were public knowledge.

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Anonymous said...

time zone error thing could be fixed easily as well......

Elm said...

Stop posting that article or I will keep deleting you.

Robert Dyer said...

8:37: Careful...you now have made the claim that every site in Google News has an "events calendar." Good luck winning on that claim. My Saul Alinsky tactics really annoyed those low-energy stiffs Google puts up to doing that crap on there. "No one can possibly follow all of their own rules."

For example, they zeroed in on an article that only had so many words, and said, "Aha! That's why you didn't get in." Then I showed them a Huffington Post article with even less words. Foiled on each point, they eventually say, "Stop talking about other people's sites and let's talk about yours!" LOL

Filthy lying criminal hacks.

Anonymous said...

Other requirements were to not have the entire articles, including dozens of images, load on the homepage. And not have the entire archives on the homepage.

Anonymous said...

Why not use this domain name to compile all your blogs information on to one site. Then create a new blog called BethesdaRow and post your Bethesda news. Then divide your news into sections like openings and closings, council updates etc. I believe that is what they were suggesting you do. However, you are still using a blog format instead of a news format, hence why you aren't part of Google News.

Anonymous said...

http://nypost.com/2017/08/04/infamous-graffiti-artist-busted-by-cops-is-also-a-city-employee/

Anonymous said...

Dyer just pulled a Kevin Durant! Baba Booey!

Robert Dyer said...

8:57: The idea of having a "jump" for each article (used by many sites to double their clicks) makes no sense in the context of Google News - you are going to individual articles when you click on a link in Google News; what does it matter what the main landing page of the site looks like?

I am no more in a blog format than Bethesda Magazine or Bethesda Now were! We have exactly the same vertical format!

Print newspapers have sections. Websites don't have to.

Anonymous said...

"I took a quick look and see a few posts that probably wouldn't be considered "newsworthy" by a reviewer. These articles would not appear in Google News regardless of inclusion status because they are not long enough."

http://robertdyer.blogspot.com/2014/03/signs-installed-at-dunkin-donutsbaskin.html

LOL

Anonymous said...

"you are going to individual articles when you click on a link in Google News; what does it matter what the main landing page of the site looks like?"

Because it takes the homepage much longer to load, and it makes it much harder for the reader to quickly scan for the articles s/he wants to read.

Anonymous said...

"t makes it much harder for the reader to quickly scan for the articles s/he wants to read."

It is necessary to understand that Robert Dyer believes that everyone who reads his site wants to read every single one of his articles. And in the order that they are presented.

Anonymous said...

If the plural of "sign" is "signage", then is the plural of "crane", "craneage"?

Anonymous said...

And poof, logic enters the blog, Dyer disappears. Some things never change.

Anonymous said...

"The idea of having a "jump" for each article (used by many sites to double their clicks) makes no sense in the context of Google News"

The reason they suggested it is because it's simply good web design. Sites don't use jumps to "double their clicks," they use them so they can fit more content on the main page. Design 101.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a key reason that Robert Dyer's blog is not considered a "news site" is because the articles are too small, per the consensus of comments at the Google News Help Forum.

Let's look at the word counts of this week's articles:

"A must-read for Montgomery County Council staffers" - 52 words

"Bethesda construction update: West Lane Apartments (Photos)" - 110 words

"Bering opens at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda (Photos)" - 49 words

"Taste of Bethesda 2017 Photo Gallery + Video" - 18 words in body text, 137 words if photo captions are included

"Hyatt Regency Bethesda to add Starbucks" - 146 words

"Pines of Rome to open today in new Bethesda location"/"Pines of Rome returns in Bethesda today" (2 identical copies of the same article) - 67 words

So it looks like the average word count for the articles on Robert Dyer's blog this week is 74 words per article. (This comment alone has a word count that is more than double that number.)

Robert Dyer said...

1:14: Not only have you left out the many "long reads" I've published that you comment "TLDR" on (can you make up your mind?), but you're very much in the minority in wanting to read bloated articles with filler to pad word counts (although you have other options in town, if you like that).

As I coincidentally just commented on another post, I consider the early years of USA Today to be the gold standard of news reporting and style - concise and to-the-point.

Google News includes many, many sites that publish articles shorter than mine. Not only are my articles "long enough," but they would be hypocritical to claim that there is any standard for word count.

"This comment alone has a word count that is more than double that number." Yes, we know that you spend your days and nights hanging out here posting very lengthy troll comments. And that you are clearly either being paid to do so as part of your job for the MoCo political cartel or development firm, or are simply a psychotic stalker. Helluva choice.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, because you're JUST.THAT.IMPORTANT.

All the places that are allegedly paying people to dis you.
All the publications that allegedly have policies that block your name from their reportings.
All the sources that ignore you because they allegedly are paid by the other media outlets to leave you out.

Your opinion is your opinion and your perception is your perception.
Don't confuse them with facts or truths.