Sunday, February 04, 2018

Bethesda Court Hotel closes (Photos)

The Bethesda Court Hotel, located at 7740 Wisconsin Avenue, has closed. It is one of several properties on the site of the future Marriott headquarters and hotel, and will be demolished as work begins on that project this year. A throwback to an earlier era of lodging in Bethesda, the motel/motor court design was cosmetically reworked into a more upscale boutique concept. This is one of the last remaining motel structures in Montgomery County.










19 comments:

Anonymous said...

It closed three days ago.

Anonymous said...

Four days ago, actually.

Robert Dyer said...

6:53: It's closed. It's closed. It's closed. You got scooped.

LB said...

I don't get why they dug the big hole off Wisconsin Ave and then fenced it off (the leafy fence). Couldn't they have dug the hole when they did the rest of the demolition? Was there something that needed to be dug out.

Anonymous said...

PP doesn't understand that thanks to Dyer, Boston Properties didn't want to have protesters demonstrate based on a lie of a cemetery.

Woodmont said...

1. The hotel just closed.
2. Tastee didn't sell because it was contingent on Woodmont Grill selling, which they didn't. Marriott spox confirmed Robert Dyer's reporting during the public community meeting.
3. News organizations don't only report news 9am-4pm
4. Sears is still open

Setting the record straight, again!
The haters and trolls are active on this Sunday!

Anonymous said...

9 am to 5 pm is when 90% of all news happens. There might be some fire or police emergencies at 3 am, but a motel that's been closed for 4 days does not fall into any of these categories. It's certainly not "breaking news, when you want to be the first to know."

Woodmont said...

The haters and trolls weigh in, clutching a ragged magazine in their claw like hands.

Anonymous said...

I think what the idiot troll missed is that anticipating the already-known-for-a-year closure is different from a breaking news report like this about the actual closure. Dyer kicked your ass on this one, as usual, Big Boy.

Robert Dyer said...

12:42: I guess that's why I was the only media outlet covering the fire at the Hyatt Regency a few years ago, the first to report the rape on the Capital Crescent Trail, the first to report on the Ski Mask Gang, only outlet to cover high-speed chase through MoCo in which suspects aimed their car at officers deploying spike sticks, etc., etc.

All of these big stories happened after business hours. "90% of all news happens between 9 and 5." LOL

If the motel was really closed for 4 days, why didn't anyone else report it? #scooped

Robert Dyer said...

4:41: Wrong! That was a report musing about the hotel closing, which had been expected for a year. They did not report that the hotel had actually closed. In fact, no one did except me.

BABA BOOEY said...

Nice try. Last week we mentioned a Magazine story about Bethesda Bagels that included new information. Your response?It's not just stale, it's weeks past the expiration date.”

So, Mr. Dyer, by your own rules this post is MONTHS past it’s expiration date!

And then what was it you said on 1/26 about this story in particular?


“You think it's news that the Bethesda Court hotel is closing? Where have you been for the last year? It's right in the middle of the future Marriott property where everything including it have long been scheduled for knockdown, including the Blackwell and Connor buildings on either side. It's been known the hotel was closing for a year. LOL You thought they would leave it in place?”


BABA BOOEY!

Robert Dyer said...

5:26: "We?"

No sir, I was the first to report the hotel had closed. We all knew it would close, but no one else reported it HAD closed.

Anonymous said...

Great game last night. Did you know the Eagles backup ballboy spent half a semester at Walter Johnson HS? Proud MoCo ties.

Anonymous said...

7:44 AM The Marriott representatives at the community meeting confirmed Dyer's reporting- Woodmont Grill wouldn't sell. Anything with Tastee was contingent on Woodmont selling too.

Anonymous said...

Now that work is moving ahead towards demolition on the Wisconsin Ave side of the Marriott site, I wonder when they are going to deal with the Woodmont Ave side. Specifically, I believe that the parking lot for the Woodmont Grill, although not the Woodmont Grill itself, is part of the Marriott property (please correct me if I am wrong). Once demolition starts, I would anticipate that the Woodmont Grill parking lot would be fenced off, like the rest of the site, but I have no idea when this is likely to happen. Does anyone know?

I wonder what the loss of its parking lot will do to the Woodmont Grill business. I would note that since Marriott will ultimately be taking over the parking garage on Woodmont during the daytime, parking opportunities for the Woodmont Grill, especially during lunch, might be limited.

Anonymous said...

8:19 AM No deal unless Woodmont Grill sold, which they wouldn't.

BABA BOOEY said...

Yes, "we" as in "my fellow commenters and I." No, I am not employed by either of your arch-nemeses (the Magazine or the Cartel).

BABA BOOEY!

Anonymous said...

8:49 AM Stop bringing up the Magazine in the comments. It's irrelevant at this point and is in the midst of death throes.