As you may have heard, MCPS has embarked on a boundary to study “how existing school and cluster boundaries support or impede the effective use of school facilities .” You can read all the MCPS information on this topic here. This document details the regulations they are using for the MCPS boundary study.…Read More
From The MoCoShow
Back in April of 2018 it was announced that The Block (theblockva.com) food hall was crossing the river and coming to Pike & Rose. (They have a location in Annandale, VA, too.)
We’re told The Block currently plans to open its MoCo location on November 22.…Read More
The federal government spends more than $45 billion on automotive transportation annually. Add in state and local spending, and costs top $175 billion every year. At the same time, the public health costs of deaths connected to automobile-related crashes and emissions amount to an additional $900 billion.…Read More
The new County Economic Development Platform is focused on business development, housing, transportation and workforce development and aims to unify and formalize the Council’s focus on economic development.
The Economic Development Platform Resolution is a guiding document that identifies a thriving and diversified economy, greater innovation, racial equity and social justice, and environmental sustainability as desired outcomes.…Read More
Pike District Branding/Marketing Update November 2019 from Maier Warner, the contractor handling the Pike District campaign.
- Website – We anticipate launching a new website soon.
- Social Media – Since the month of April, Pike District Facebook has increased its followership by 452 fans. Additionally, each week we are reaching around 1700 people with our content, helping to promote the brand.
From Bethesda Beat
The new owners of Hank Dietle’s Tavern in North Bethesda are targeting the spring for a possible reopening of the popular dive bar, which closed following a massive fire in February 2018.
The owners say that they don’t have a definite opening date yet, but when the bar reopens, it will feature a greater variety of live music, and bands booked on more days of the week.…Read More
Earlier this fall, Montgomery County started to develop a Pedestrian Master Plan, which would provide a roadmap to improve safety and comfort for those getting around the county on foot or in wheelchairs, strollers, tricycles, or training bikes—that is, our most vulnerable road users. The next step is for county employees to survey every road and street in the county to take an inventory of pedestrian safety.…Read More
For the first time in several years, Metro is proposing a fare hike and service improvements that would become effective next July. Standard peak fares on Metrorail would rise 10 cents, while distance-based surcharges would be simplified, resulting in maximum peak fares of $7. Weekend rail fares would be converted to a flat $2, which would be a decline for most people.…Read More
Wonder where pedestrians have been hit in the Pike District? Thanks to dataMontgomery, you can see a heat map and find out. Click here to see the entire heat map and list of crashes.… Read More
From the MoCo Show
Opening in time for holiday parties, corporate events or a get together with family or friends, Escapology is the world’s fastest growing escape-the-room franchise. A high adrenaline escape game, players are locked inside a themed room and must complete their mission within 60-minutes. During the experience players are immersed into a real-life adventure where they must find hidden clues, crack codes, solve challenging puzzles and escape.…Read More