Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Westfield Montgomery Mall says the store should be serving customers by the end of the week.
Delays have pushed the opening of Westfield Montgomery Mall's newest coffee shop since its debut was announced in September, but Aroma Espresso Bar should open Friday. Joanna Caputi, spokesperson for Westfield mall, said construction delays have pushed the opening of the store, which was expected to open in November of 2012. The store should open Friday, she said. It is located on the lower level of the mall near Old Navy, and will feature patio seating. The restaurant will serve soups, salads and pastries, along with its espresso selections.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Have you checked out the new mobile lunch option?
Bethesda-based restaurant chainlet the Brown Bag is taking its lunch offerings to the streets. The Brown Bag's new food truck debuted on Woodmont today, offering up hot lunch options to patrons shivering in today's frigid temperatures. Each day, the truck will offer up four different grilled paninis, two soups and three salads, according to Food Truck Fiesta. The Brown Bag opened a storefront location in Bethesda in 2002 and has quickly expanded throughout the Washington, D.C. region. The chain now boasts five locations in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, including the Bethesda location. Last year, Brown Bag took over concessions at Glen Echo Park. With a tagline of “honest food,” The Brown Bag offers options like made-to-order …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz says new development at Towson Square will make it a mixed-use destination to rival Montgomery County's urban centers.
Will new development make Towson a better Bethesda? Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz sure thinks so. An $85 million project under construction known as Towson Square will bring a 16-screen Cinemark movie theater, restaurant and retail space and a 862-space parking garage to a site adjacent to Towson Town Center, Towson Patch reported. And at a press conference announcing three restaurant tenants for the development – Nando’s Peri-Peri, La Tagliatella, and On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina – Kamenetz said the development would be "better than Bethesda, better than Silver Spring or whatever else [Montgomery County Executive] Ike Leggett can churn up in Montgomery County.” “[Kemenetz] mentioned Bethesda no less than half-a-dozen …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The scent of a new coffee joint wafts ever closer.
Delays have pushed the opening of Westfield Montgomery Mall's newest coffee shop since its debut was announced in September, but Aroma Espresso Bar could open in two weeks. According to local restaurateur Eddie Benaim, who is heading the expansion of Israel's largest restaurant franchise into Westfield Mall, the coffee shop should be open within two weeks. "Construction is not completely done on the mall side but it should be done by the weekend," Benaim said. "We're probably going to do a soft opening on Jan. 27, as of now, unless there are unforeseen complications. We will plan something for a grand opening after it's open." The restaurant will serve soups, salads and pastries, along with its espresso selections. Aroma applied for a …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The store will open a new location on St. Elmo Avenue as early as next week.
The iconic blue and green building on Woodmont Avenue, home of Creative Parties Ltd., could be the latest casualty of Bethesda’s downtown redevelopment, according to local reports. The event planning and invitation store will move to the first floor of the Landow Building on St. Elmo Avenue as early as next week, reports Bethesda Now and local blogger Robert Dyer. Creative Parties Ltd. owner Tracy Bloom Schwartz told Bethesda Now the move is to avoid any potential redevelopment on the current site, where she’s been in business for 16 years. “Instead of signing another five-year lease, Bloom Schwartz decided to move to a more steady location,” the report states. The new location will be slightly smaller. Redevelopment plans for the area had…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
In the market for a new house? Just curious? Check out these recently listed houses for sale in Montgomery County.
These videos of Montgomery County houses for sale were recently uploaded to YouTube. Each listing links to a YouTube video (also attached to this article). Each house also is shown on the map attached to this article: Houses for sale this week: 6902 Brennon Ln., Chevy Chase 5902 Saint Lo Ave., Rockville 18130 Chalet Dr., No. 3, Germantown 15105 Joshua Tree Rd., North Potomac 13307 Query Mill Rd., North Potomac 5804 Inman Park Circle, No. 400, North Bethesda 10163 Sutherland Rd., Silver Spring Check back next week for more virtual tours.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
See what's coming next.
Holiday lights are up on Bethesda Row, harkening the season of gift giving and shopping. Bethesda shoppers have a few new businesses to choose from this year, when finding those perfect gifts from family and friends. Check out the stories we’ve already posted on these new business, and keep checking back as we feature store updates. Are you looking forward to any of these new businesses?
Monday, November 5, 2012
Popular pizzeria was shut down temporarily in mid-October, WUSA9 reports. "We don't have a problem now," owner tells Patch.
Popular Bethesda pizzeria Mia’s Pizza was temporarily closed in October after county health inspectors discovered a mouse and roach infestation, WUSA9 reports. Owner Melissa "Mia" Ballinger told Patch that the establishment no longer has an infestation. When a WUSA9 reporter approached Ballinger, she was shown on camera shoving the television crew’s camera before apologizing and inviting reporters to come inside the restaurant. Montgomery County health inspectors reported mouse droppings on the floor and on canned goods, and live roaches on the counter and on a cutting board during food prep during an Oct. 16 inspection, according to the WUSA9 report. Ballinger told Patch the infestation originated from a building next door from which a …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Seven new businesses are coming to the area.
Business has been booming lately for the Westfield Montgomery Mall located on the border of Potomac and Bethesda. We contacted the mall’s director of marketing, Joanna Caputi, to find out what the community can expect next. The mall has seven new businesses, two that already have opened and five more to open in the coming months, Caputi said. They are: Check out our stories we’ve already posted on these new business, and keep checking back as we feature more.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Patios are shuttered and hurricane specials are on the menu as residents swarm Bethesda businesses in preparation for Sandy.
Residents flocked to grocery stores, restaurants and bakeries in downtown Bethesda Sunday morning in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Some businesses were offering hurricane-themed specials -- like the "Hurricane Sandy-wich" at Mussel Bar -- in the final hours before the storm packs a major punch to the region. With losses from extended power outages from June's derecho storm fresh in mind, many businesses were preparing for another financial hit. "It will effect business, definitely," said Jin Chon, an employee at Bubbles hair salon on Bethesda Row. Shelves at grocery stores were picked nearly clean of bottled water, toilet paper and C and D batteries. Restaurants, along with residents, are busy preparing for the "Frankenstorm," stacking …