The Churchill Observer reports on the food court upgrades at the mall.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
A former employee of a Georgia Nordstrom was involved in a plot to fraudulently return items to the store, according to Montgomery County police.
Montgomery County police have arrested three Baltimore residents they say were involved in a plot to fraudulently return items to the Sunglass Hut and the Nordstrom in the Westfield Montgomery Mall. Police beleive the group is responsible for more than 30 fraudulent transactions at the Bethesda Nordstrom in 2012. One of the suspects is a former employee at a Georgia Nordstrom, and police say they believe he may have used his inside knowledge of the store's return policies to aid in the fraudulent transactions. On April 3, Montgomery County police arrested Charmaine Rogers, 38, of the 2300 block of North Pulaski Street in Baltimore; Antwine Finch, 31, of the 5000 block of Clifton Avenue in Baltimore; and Kenyon Saunders, 24, of the 5000 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The fast-casual Mediterranean chain recently opened a new location in the Westlake Crossing shopping center.
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding the opening of Roti Mediterranean Grill in the Westlake Crossing Shopping Center. Diners were offered a sneak peek and free food of the highly-anticipated new eatery before it opened its doors March 9. Patch recently stopped by to snap some pics and check out the chain's new digs at 10321 Westlake Drive. Similar to Bethesda Row's Cava or Chipotle, diners walk up to a counter to order, where they can customize their meal as they watch it being prepared. Diners start by choosing a sandwich, rice plate or salad, and then add a choice of meat, falafel or veggies and top it off with sides and sauces like tahini or red pepper aioli. Roti also serves up kabob plates, a Mediterranean chopped chicken salad and…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Four men threatened a male victim with a handgun near a mall stairwell on Feb. 21, according to a police spokeswoman.
An armed robbery at the Westfield Montgomery Mall on Feb. 21 may have been drug-related, according to Mongomery County police. Four men threatened another man with a handgun near a mall stairwell, according to police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The robbery, which happened around 7:30 p.m., did not happen inside a store, Cruz said. The men stole property from the victim, according to a recent crime summary.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Four men threatened a male victim with a handgun near a mall stairwell Feb. 21, according to a police spokeswoman.
An armed robbery at the Westfield Montgomery Mall Feb. 21 may have been drug-related, according to Mongomery County police. Four men threatened another man with a handgun near a mall stairwell, according to police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The robbery, which happened around 7:30 p.m., did not happen inside a store, Cruz said. The men stole property from the victim, according to a recent crime summary.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Eric Alexander Salon has opened its doors, and a big name in the Washington, DC hair scene is set to style.
Local celebrity stylist Moses is signed on to the newly-opened Eric Alexander salon in the Westfield Montgomery Mall, according to a Westfield spokeswoman. A master stylist and color specialist, Moses has been hailed as the "most creative and innovative stylist in the Metro area." He'll be styling hair at the new salon, which features a hair color and design studio and a dry bar for blowouts. The 2100-square-foot salon will also boast services including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, waxing, massage and make-up services. Eric Alexander is owned by businesswoman Sharon Nagia. “I wanted to revolutionize the very essence of the stereotypical hair salon beauty experienced here in DC Metro area," Nagia said in a statement. "We wanted not …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Sign up for a seating Thursday or Friday at the new eatery as part of a training event for staff.
Roti Mediterranean Grill will open its 17th location in Bethesda near Montgomery Mall at 10327 Westlake Drive March 9, but before the eatery opens its doors, you can sign up for a sneak peek and a free meal. The fast casual restaurant will feature Mediterranean cuisine including fire-roasted meats, salads, sandwiches and traditional side dishes including falafel, hummus, cous cous and a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. As part of a training event for the staff, residents can sign up for a lunch or dinner seating this Thursday or Friday. If you snag a seat, you can enjoy a free sandwich, salad, or mediterranean plate and check out the restaurant before its grand opening. Sign up for the seatings online. You can also …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hoamgar and women's shop Free People will take over the former American Apparel space in May.
A women's fashion boutique chain based in Asia is set to open its doors at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in May. Hoamgar, which sells women's apparel in cities including Beijing, China, and Singapore, Taiwan, will take over the space formerly occupied by the recently-closed American Apparel near the mall's Nordstrom entrance. While it's not clear why the hipster fashion hub closed its doors, Hoamgar will likely be a more sophisticated replacement. The line doesn't appear to have a US-based website, but the Marina Bay Sands shopping center in Singapore describes the clothing as "fresh, elegant yet casual style, ideal for the professional woman." An announcement at its future Westfield location calls the line "exclusive high fashion." Next …
The popular Westfield home goods store and cupcake shop have both closed their doors.
Two Westfield Montgomery Mall mainstays have closed their doors. Popular home goods store Crate and Barrel is now a vacant storefront at the Bethesda shopping hub. So, too, is sweets eatery YoCake in the mall's food court. Crate and Barrel, the furniture, kitchenware, and bedroom and bath accessories store that's become a wedding registry destination, has two other locations near Bethesda -- in Tyson's Corner and in upper northwest Washington, DC. YoCake, which serves up cupcakes topped with frozen yogurt, has locations in Rockville and Dupont Circle. The shop also recently began offering the "yokie," a frozen yogurt cookie sandwich. The YoCake closure comes amidst changes at the mall's food court, where renovation began several weeks ago …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A recently released simulation of planned Montgomery Mall renovations has some readers wondering why there are apparently no people of color in the video.
A recently unveiled video simulation of renovations at the Westfield Montgomery Mall has some Patch readers talking, but the discussion isn't about what the mall's new food court and cinema will look like. Rather, some commenters are asking why Westfield does not appear to include people of color in the animation. Westfield responded that no offense was intended. The video "flies over" the mall's expanded food court and the entrance to the ArcLight Cinema planned for the second floor. And, while the animated food court is packed with simulated shoppers, none of them appear to be of color, some readers said. Commenters are taking to Westfield's Facebook page and the comments on a Patch story about the new video to discuss whether diversity …