Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Wisconsin Avenue NW lane closures expected through October 19, 2020

Commuters using Wisconsin Avenue should be aware of temporary lane closures between Whitehaven Parkway NW and M Street NW between today and October 19, 2020. The District of Columbia Department of Transportation has given a contractor permission to close lanes as needed for a resurfacing and sidewalk repair project.

The contractor is allowed to work on the sidewalks between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, and on resurfacing between 7:00 PM and 5:00 AM, Monday-Friday. Street parking on the affected blocks may also be temporarily off-limits at times, as well.

Bethesda construction update: Maizon Bethesda apartments (Photos)

The Maizon Bethesda apartments are now taking on a strong hint of their final appearance at 7500 Arlington Road, It's very striking how close the windows of the apartments on the lower floors are to the traffic passing on Arlington Road. Most apartment buildings countywide have at least a modest setback from the sidewalk. Hopefully the Soviet-apartment-bloc vibe created by the block-length massing will be tempered by the final facade treatments. Maizon is developed by ZOM Living, and is scheduled for delivery in 2021.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Purple Line night work to begin near Columbia Country Club tonight

Despite having the legal right to walk off the project, Purple Line contractors are continuing work on the light rail line. Starting tonight, crews will be working between 8:00 PM and 4:00 AM near the Columbia Country Club. This will continue for three nights, Purple Line Transit Partners said.

Construction continues at mystery grocery store in Chevy Chase (Photos)

Work is advancing on the conversion of the old Giant space at the Collection at Chevy Chase in Friendship Heights. The new grocery store tenant is being kept a secret, but UrbanTurf reported last January that it could be an Amazon grocery store. There is currently only one confirmed Amazon grocery store opening in Montgomery County, an Amazon Fresh grocery store that will be in the 270 Center on Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Another car stolen in Bethesda

The reports of stolen cars in Bethesda continue to pile up. A vehicle was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 5700 block of Bradley Boulevard between Wednesday night and Thursday morning last week. Over the same night, property was stolen from a car parked in the driveway of a house in the 5300 block of Bradley.

Le Chateau de Crystale moves into vacant bank space in Bethesda

Le Chateau de Crystale
, a floral design and wedding and event decor business, has leased space at 7126 Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda. Themed events they can organize for you range from "The Great Gatsby" to "Winter Wonderland." Services available include floral design, linen and decor rentals, lighting, backdrops and stages, wedding favors, and set up/takedown. 

Hours are currently by appointment only. The space was most recently home to Carroll Community Bank.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

First signage installed at The Wilson office tower in Bethesda (Photos)

The first signage at Carr Properties' 7272 Wisconsin Avenue project in Bethesda was installed Friday. It is on the glass directly above the front lobby entrance of The Wilson office tower, displaying the name and street address of the building. Expect to eventually see a prominent logo for Fox 5, which is relocating its station to this building in about nine months, according to Fox 5 General Manager Patrick Paolini, Jr.