Sunday, June 23, 2019

Change of front desk staffing hours roils some at Bethesda apartment building

The Solaire Bethesda luxury apartment tower has officially announced a cutback in concierge hours, after a few weeks of rumors and agitation among some residents of the building. A couple of weeks back, a source in the building reported management would be dropping the 24-hour concierge amenity, and that there would soon be no one at the front desk between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM. An assistant property manager would take the place of the front desk concierge the rest of the day, rumor held. At least one resident meeting was organized to discuss whether or not to protest the decision a few days later, with some residents feeling they had been promised the same level of front desk service permanently.

On Friday, building management made an official announcement to residents. According to the email, the property is now transitioning from the lease-up phase to the long-term management of the building. As a result, the front desk concierge will now be on-duty from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, "to assist with package acceptance, valet laundry/dry cleaning, guest check in, etc." A maintenance team will continue to be on-call 24/7, the message added.

Management sweetened the announcement by promising a new "perk" - pun intended: They said they are working on making Starbucks "premium coffee service" available to residents, and that residents will enjoy a light breakfast in the lobby over the coming week. An inquiry regarding the rumored changes, submitted through the building's website prior to the official announcement, was not responded to as of this writing.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

No report on the precarious state of our County's emergency communications system?

Robert Dyer said...

8:08: You'll have to ask Hans Riemer and his colleagues A) why they declined to fund and push through those changes when they were needed since 2009, and B) why they are now using a crisis they created themselves to score cheap points against Marc Elrich in preparation for Riemer's losing 2022 run for County Executive (he will be soundly destroyed by Elrich and David Blair in the primary, as the least-popular Democrat in Montgomery County).

Anonymous said...

Another blow to Bethesda's Night-Time Economy. They would still have a 24-hour front desk if Hans and the MoCoCartel hadn't closed the Regal.

Anonymous said...

8:27 truer words have never been spoken!!!! And now we have another burden to add to the unemployment rolls ... tough day for Bethesda.

Anonymous said...

"An inquiry regarding the rumored changes, submitted through the building's website prior to the official announcement, was not responded to as of this writing."

This is atrocious writing.

Anonymous said...

8:54: Almost as atrocious as your ugly face, overaged soy boy.

Anonymous said...

What the hell is a soy boy? Is this an Asian slur, or a soy bean farmer slur? I’m so confused, and not sure if I should be offended.

Anonymous said...

OK I looked it up in the Urban Dictionary:

Soy Boy

Slang used to describe males who completely and utterly lack all necessary masculine qualities. This pathetic state is usually achieved by an over-indulgence of emasculating products and/or ideologies.

The origin of the term derives from the negative effects soy consumption has been proven to have on the male physique and libido.

The average soy boy is a feminist, nonathletic, has never been in a fight, will probably marry the first girl that has sex with him, and likely reduces all his arguments to labeling the opposition as "Nazis".

See also: cuck, beta/omega male, orbiter, kissless virgin, male feminist
Man 1: If you kill your enemies they win.
Man 2: Shut the fuck up, soy boy.

Anonymous said...

Robert: Please remove these many disgusting comments. They have no value.
Thank you for all of your hard work.

Anonymous said...

2:34 = Soy Boy

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone other than the residents of the building care? Seriously. A new exercise bike was added to the workout room in my building. Woot woot. Who cares?

Anonymous said...

Why won't Fat Marc end the emergency-communications crisis by building the antenna in Olney?

Anonymous said...

1:07 PM

Try to keep up, words matter. The Dyer is Republican running in a Socialist ingrained county. How about the fact he was the top vote getter on the Republican slate.

Anonymous said...

5:06pm #scooped

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this!