Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768


Monthly Archives: June 2019

Time to chow at Fogo de Chão

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From Store Reporter

Last week Store Reporter took a preview tour of Fogo de Chão, the Brazilian steakhouse that will open June 24th at Pike & Rose. The showpiece of the menu is the “Fogo Churrasco Experience,” featuring unlimited meats sliced at your table along with cheese bread, polenta, mashed potatoes, caramelized bananas and an all-you-can-eat spread on the center “market table.” (Price: $53.95 at dinner, $37.95 at lunch, $41.95 for weekend brunch.)

For a closer look at Fogo’s posh interior, check out their photos on Facebook and Instagram.…

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Citing ‘market forces,’ property owner adding three-bedroom units at East Village

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From Bethesda Beat

Developers of a 5-acre North Bethesda property have submitted altered plans to the county Planning Board, reducing the number of total apartments to incorporate about three dozen three-bedroom units.

The Planning Board in 2016 approved plans for 614 residential units and up to 34,000 square feet of retail use to be built in two phases at the intersection of Nicholson Lane and Huff Court.…

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WJ Moratorium Review at the Planning Board Thursday

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The Planning Board will review the annual schools test next Thursday, which will determine if a school cluster (including the Walter Johnson cluster) would be placed in moratorium and if a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision could be submitted .

The staff report can be found here and recommends the Walter Johnson cluster be put in moratorium for one year because WJ is at 129.3% of capacity.…

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Kick off official summer with the NoBe Summer Block Party

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Celebrate the First Day of Summer at the NoBe Market Plaza at a family-friendly event open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m, Friday, June 21 !

The NoBe Summer Block Party features live music by Justin Trawick & The Common Good, a beer garden, grill bites by Seasons52, sweet treats by The Orange Cow, a photo booth presented by PopSocial, games and more!…

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Get Dad a Gift at the Pike Central Farmers Market

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Here are the vendors at tomorrow’s Farm Market at Pike & Rose. You’re sure to find a unique gift for dad … or for yourself.


Bee’s Knees – pollinator-friendly plants

King Mushrooms – locally grown mushrooms, soup and other mushroom products

Liberty Delight Farms – farm raised beef, eggs, pork, poultry, rabbit, pet food, pet treats

Metro Microgreens – 15-20 varieties of microgreens locally & hydroponically grown

Mock’s Greenhouse – pesticide-free, hydroponic produce year round

Springfield Farm – meats, poultry, eggs

Stonyman Gourmet Farmer – farm & artisan produced cheeses

Toigo Orchards – fruits, organic vegetables, fruit butters, cider

Twin Springs Fruit Farm – fruits, berries, vegetables, fruit products, cider

Up Top Acres – DC’s first commercial rooftop farming company offering vegetables and herbs

Young Harvests – locally and naturally grown salad mixes and vegetables


All Things Olive – California olive oils – extra virgin, herb-infused, citrus-infused, wine vinegars, and tapenades

Lindera Farms – artisanally made, all-natural vinegars

MeatCrafters – handcrafted sausages, salamis & other charcuterie

Number 1 Sons – Pickles, pickled vegetables, kimchi, kombucha

Senzu Juicery – Cold pressed juices and nut milks

Zeke’s Coffee –  locally roasted coffee, ground and beans


Sunday Morning Bakehouse – handmade croissants and pastries

The Farm Market Bakery – seasonal sweets brings artisanal hearth baked breads from Crest Hill Breads


Bun’d Up – Korean buns and rice bowls with local ingredients

DMV Empanadas – variety of handcrafted empanadas

Rita’s Crepes – handcrafted crepes

VegHeaven – vegan food and desserts


Painted Pastures – goats milk soap


Robb’s Edge Express – expert sharpening services for knives, scissors, and tools


Lobster Maine-ia – fresh fish, shellfish, lobsters, lobster salads and rolls


Music by Calvin Thomas


Progressions Salon Spa Store…

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Bethesda North Marriott completes $25M renovation, eyes more conventions

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As reported in Washington Business Week

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center celebrated the completion of more than $25 million in renovations and additions with a launch party last week. Located just one block from the White Flint Metro station, the Rockville hotel has made changes to each of the 455 guest rooms by upgrading the bathrooms and replacing carpeting with solid floors.…

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Update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

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The White Flint Implementation Committee will not meet for this month. Below are several implementation updates for you.

Recent Planning Board Approval: VOB-Nissan (Sketch Plan/Preliminary Plan)

Under Review: Wilgus Sketch Plan

Under Construction: Pike & Rose Office Building and Arrowwood at North Bethesda Center/LCOR

Staging Allocation Request (SAR): The Board is scheduled to approved a new staging allocation for Offutt Estates (at the end of Hillery Way) for 5 residential units on June 20.…

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Pike District Promenade This Saturday!

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Join your neighbors and create community this Saturday at our monthly Pike District Promenade. Meet at 10 am on Saturday, June 15 at NoBe Market between Seasons 52nd CVS on the plaza for an easy, all-ages, pet-friendly stroll along the Trolley Trail.

It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s a great way to make some new friends.…

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Flash BRT MD 355 Open Houses – June 26 and 27

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)is studying options for a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service along MD 355 called FLASH. MCDOT invites you to a public Open House to learn more about FLASH on MD 355 and see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts, and estimated costs.

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