Thursday, February 7, 2013
MOM's? Whole Foods? Dare we say...Wegman's? With a Harris Teeter and an as-yet-to-be-named market coming in to the Woodmont Triangle, we want to see what you think.
Grocery news is big news in Bethesda, and with a Harris Teeter now signed on at a new mixed-use development at 8300 Wisconsin Ave., we’re turning our attention to another market that’s planned for a new building just a few blocks south. Developers JBG are planning a 444,000 square-foot residential building with 475 units and more than 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail at 7900 Wisconsin Avenue. The development will stretch from Wisconsin to Woodmont at St. Elmo avenues. The modified development, formerly planned to be the site of the new Bethesda police station, will go before the Montgomery County Planning Board Feb. 14. The building will feature a through-block open space that will pass beneath a portion of the building, with …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The much-anticipated restaurant is open for business and is planning a grand opening celebration Feb. 8.
The much-anticipated Brickside Food & Drink opened its doors to customers today at 4866 Cordell Ave. The restaurant was launched by the owners of Adams Morgan’s Grand Central and Villa Mozart Restaurant in Fairfax. The Prohibition-style bar is "bolstered with a vintage, distillery atmosphere unlike anything in the Montgomery County neighborhood," reads a statement released by the restaurant. “We wanted to make a place where you can get together with the guys, impress a date, hang out with co-workers, bring the family or watch games and still have great food and drink options,” said Grand Central co-owner Brian Vasile, the restaurant's general manager, in a statement. Villa Mozart owner and Brickside chef Andrea Pace will serve up pizzas, …
Friday, January 18, 2013
A new barbeque restaurant has debuted in the Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda Magazine reports.
Bethesda's long-awaited Smoke BBQ opened Thursday at 4858 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda Magazine reports. The barbeque restaurant, headed by meat smoker, architect and woodworker Martin Hage, will feature pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled smoked chicken and ribs, according to the report. Smoke will also serve up alocholic beverages and sides like macaroni and cheese, baked beans and collard greens. Read the full story at Bethesda Magazine. Will you check out Smoke BBQ? How do you think Smoke will fare in the Woodmont Triangle restaurant scene? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Seventeen-story apartment building is under construction at 4800 Auburn Ave.
The Gallery of Bethesda, a 17-story retail and residential tower under construction at 4800 Auburn Ave., will begin offering apartments for lease in December. The lower floors of the high-rise will be complete when leasing begins, said Jad Donohoe, development director with developer The Donohoe Cos., at a Friday meeting of the Woodmont Triangle Action Group. The development will feature 234 apartments and more than 4,600 square feet of ground-floor retail facing Del Ray and Auburn Avenues. The Gallery of Bethesda will boast amenities including a rooftop pool, sundeck and clubroom, a fitness room and coffee bar. When complete, it will mark the first phase of a 580,000-square-foot development plan known as Woodmont Central. Plans call for …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Prohibition-style American restaurant is planned for Cordell Avenue in the space formerly occupied by Bubby's Deli.
Brickside Food & Drink, an American restaurant and bar planned for the former Bubby's Deli space at 4866 Cordell Avenue, is set to open later this month. The 85-seat restaurant will make its debut Jan. 21, Jeff Burton, Bethesda Urban Partnership deputy executive director, said at a Woodmont Triangle Action Group meeting Friday morning. The kitchen at Brickside will be headed up by Andrew Pace, chef and co-owner of Villa Mozart in Fairfax, The Washington Post reported. Brian Vasile, co-owner of Adams Morgan's Grand Central, will serve as general manager, according to the report. Pace told the Post the restaurant will have a "Prohibition" feel, complete with black garage doors, brick walls and dark leather booths. Brickside will serve up …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
See what changes Bethesda saw in the 2012 restaurant scene.
The ever-evolving restaurant scene saw a lot of change in 2012 -- old favorites left, making room for new foodie ventures. Some of the year's biggest changes included: Woodmont Triangle Development Includes Four Restaurants, Roof-Top Deck (Sept. 10, 2012) -- A lot at the corner of Cordell and Norfolk is soon to be developed into a vibrant commercial space with up to four restaurants and the owner of Tommy Joe’s is planning a new restaurant for the top floors. In the development, however, Bethesda is slated to lose favorite local restaurants including the buildings that formerly housed restaurants Foong Lin, Haandi and Sweet Basil. Tragara Ristorante Closes, 4935 Cordell Opens in Location (Oct. 8, 2012) -- A local Italian institution has …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Two men stole property from a victim outside an apartment building, according to police.
Two men stole property from a victim outside an apartment building at 4900 Battery Lane early Friday afternoon, according to Montgomery County police. The robbery was first reported by Bethesdanow.com. The two male suspects were last seen in a car driving on Old Georgetown Road towards the Capital Beltway, according to Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti. It wasn't clear whether the victim was injured or whether any weapons were used. Another incident was reported Nov. 18 near Battery Lane during which a man threatened a victim with what he said was a knife, Patch reported.
The buildings that formerly housed restaurants including Bethesda mainstay Foong Lin are set to come down.
Demolition on a residential high-rise at 4900 Fairmont Avenue is expected to launch in January, according to Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center director Ken Hartman. The structures set to come down at the project site include the buildings that formerly housed restaurants Foong Lin, Haandi and Sweet Basil. Foong Lin, a mainstay at the corner of Fairmont and Norfolk Avenues, closed this summer after 25 years in the Woodmont Triangle. Haandi is set to take over the former Uptown Deli space, Bethesda Magazine's Table Talk blog reported. Owners of the other restaurants displaced by the project were seeking new locations, according to the reports. The 17-story high-rise will have 236 rental units, 6500-square-feet of ground floor …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Restaurant in former Tragara space will feature modern American cuisine and high-end cocktails.
Correction: This story has been updated to indicate the restaurant will open next week for private parties. It's expected to open for full dinner service in January. 4935 Bar and Kitchen, a new restaurant planned for the former Tragara space on Cordell Avenue, is expected to open its second floor next week for private parties. Many of the events have already been booked, according to general manager Bourke Floyd. The restaurant will serve up modern American food with some French and Indian influences, It's expected to be open for full dinner service in January. “Our intention is not to be white tablecloth, fine dining, but to be sophisticated and fun at the same time,” Floyd said. The restaurant, planned for the first level of the two-…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Developer JBG has backed out of a deal to build a new second district police station as part of a larger residential project on Cordell Avenue.
Developer JBG has withdrawn from a land-swap deal with Montgomery County to develop a second district police station as a part of a mixed-use residential project on Cordell Avenue, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center director Ken Hartman said at a Friday meeting of the Woodmont Triangle Action Group. JBG will apparently move forward with a modified residential project, albeit without the police station. Original plans called for JBG to develop a new, 30,000 square foot police station as part of a 600,000 square foot mixed-use development on Cordell Avenue between Woodmont and Wisconsin Avenues, with up to 400 units. As part of a “land swap,” the county planned to give JBG the site where the aging current police station is located…