Archives March 2021

Pike District $200 Spring Break Staycation at Pike & Rose!

Your $200 Spring Break Staycation Deal includes:

  • One night stay in a Queen or King room at Canopy Hotel by Hilton at  Pike & Rose
  • A $100 gift card for dinner*
  • A $50 gift card for Spring Break Fun!**

*Participating Pike & Rose Dinner Restaurant Options Include (chose one):

  • Owen’s Ordinary
  • Kusshi Sushi
  • Commonwealth Indian

**Participating Spring Break Fun Options Include (chose one):

  • $50 Bark Social credit for a day of beer and barking
  • $50 gift card for bowling at Pinstripes
  • $50 gift card to Escaplogy
  • $50 for brunch at Summer House

Limited packages available. Make your reservations today for a Spring Break Staycation! Offer valid for stays beginning April 1 through April 11th, (48 hours advanced booking is required.) Gift cards may not be exchanged for cash and can be used either during your stay or afterwards.

Yardbird coming to the Pike District

From Rockville Nights

Yardbird, the Minnesota-based outdoor furnishings retailer, is opening a new location on Rockville Pike at White Flint Station. The space was previously home to City Bikes.

Yardbird was founded by Bob and Jay Dillon in 2016. It cuts out the middleman by shipping furniture directly from suppliers to its own stores. 

The niche of home patio furnishings seems promising in a pandemic environment, especially as temperatures turn upward for summer. Primarily based in the midwest and Denver so far, Yardbird is now moving into the northeast and Mid-Atlantic with the opening of this location.

A Vision Zero Toolkit

The Planning Department has developed a Vision Zero Community Toolkit.

Montgomery Planning’s Vision Zero Community Toolkit is a resource intended to help community members understand and advocate for specific types of road safety designs to reduce crashes involving motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. It consists of over 40 design treatments and outlines how each treatment can address road safety challenges in different contexts throughout Montgomery County. The Vision Zero Community Toolkit will help users identify which design strategies are best suited for the specific safety challenges of their neighborhood. Certain treatments are aimed at reducing vehicle speeds, while others may provide safer crossings for bicyclists and pedestrians. Because not all treatments are suited for all roadway types, this toolkit highlights which ones are most effective in a given context.

Some tools we particularly thought would enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety include:

  • Advanced Stop Lines (page 12)
  • Bike Boxes (page 20)
  • Buffered Bike Lanes (page 22)
  • Corner Radius Reduction (page 28)
  • Crossing Islands (page 30)
  • Curb Extensions/Bulb Outs (age 32)
  • High Visibility Crosswalks (page 40)
  • Leading Pedestrian and Bicycle Intervals (page 42)
  • Lighting (page 44)
  • Off-Street Trails (page 54)
  • Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (page 58)
  • Protected Intersections (page 64)
  • Raised Crossing (page 68)
  • Road Diets and Lane Width Reductions (page 74)
  • Separated Bike Lanes (page 80)
  • Shared Streets (page 82)
  • Sidepaths (page 86)
  • Tree Buffer (page 92)

Sports bar coming to Pike & Rose

From Bethesda Beat

Sports & Social, a national chain of bars and restaurants with interactive games, will open at 11800 Grand Park Ave. North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose retail development this fall, landlord Federal Realty Investment Trust announced Monday.

The Pike & Rose location will be 7,692 square feet and will feature an 18-foot LED display where customers can watch multiple games at once. Sports & Social will feature “interactive social games” and a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio. There will also be live music and special event some days, the press release stated. The menu will include made-from-scratch items and curated cocktails.

Sports & Social’s Pike & Rose location will be its second in Maryland. Another is opening at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in Arundel Mills this spring. No exact opening date was given for either location.