Sunday, June 23, 2019
Change of front desk staffing hours roils some at Bethesda apartment building
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.