IT’S TIME FOR TOMATOES!
Maryland’s tomatoes will soon be in season, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate all things tomato – from zesty sauce and heirloom varieties to inspired chef creations. To fete this flavorful fruit, North Bethesda Market will host its first Tomato Festival outdoors on Saturday, September 10, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.…
Monthly Archives: August 2016
IT’S TIME FOR TOMATOES!
AMP by Strathmore at Pike & Rose launches a comedy series this fall! Five different comedy nights will each feature two nationally known comics from September through December. Comedy Zone is partnering with AMP to book the comics who will hail from Netflix, HBO, and Comedy Central.
Comics Darren “DS” Sanders and Melissa Douty open the series September 29.…Read More
It’s hot out there, and even hotter in the kitchen. In other words, it’s the perfect time for the annual Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week! There are lots of yummy Pike District restaurants participating so from Friday, August 12 through Friday, August 19, enjoy a two-course lunch for $16 or a three-course dinner $36.…Read More
Metro will shut down the Red Line north of Grosvenor-Strathmore this Saturday and Sunday. On August 13 and 14 there will be no train service at the Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook or White Flint stations. Metro plans to run shuttle buses to and from those stations Inspections were ordered following a derailment last month which found issues outside the Twinbrook station that require a complete shutdown to repair. …Read More
In China, they just unveiled a bus so large that cars pass under it! Yes, it’s a moving bus tunnel. An elevated bus! Maybe this would be an alternative to BRT along Rockville Pike?
The elevated bus can travel at 40 mph and hold 300 people. Now that is innovative transit!…Read More
The City of Rockville just unanimously passed (after years and years of discussion) a new plan for Rockville Pike. Friends of White Flint testified against their original proposal to widen Route 355 to 252′.
You can read the full plan here but below is some text from their executive summary.
The core recommendation of this plan is to redesign and reconstruct Rockville Pike as a multi-way boulevard. …Read More
Mark you calendars for our next Friends of White Flint Community Meeting Monday, September 19th, 6:30 to 8:30, Bethesda North Conference Center. On the agenda:
White Flint 2 Preliminary Plan
WJ Cluster Roundtable Recommendations to Address School Capacity Issues
Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign.
(Thank you to Bethesda North Conference Center for providing the space for this important meeting.)…Read More
Dan Reed (Dan, by the way, used to write this blog you are now reading) in the August Washingtonian writes about how big box stores are shrinking their square footage to fit walkable communities like Bethesda and Rosslyn. He also discusses how the mix of retail is changing in urban and urban-lite communities, focusing on stores where shoppers hunt for bargains and interesting wares (i.e.…Read More
According to Foot Traffic Ahead, a recent report from the George Washington University School of Business, “for perhaps the first time in 60 years, walkable urban places (WalkUPs) in all 30 of the largest metros are gaining market share over their drivable suburban competition—and showing substantially higher rental premiums.” The study also concluded there exists a 49 percent GDP per capita “premium” in the most highly walkable urban metros over the least walkable urban metros. …Read More