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

Email: info@whiteflint.org


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Grab your walking shoes — Pike District Promenade is September 15

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What is a Pike District Promenade?

*An easy stroll along the Trolley Trail for all ages — babies in strollers to millenials to seniors

*A chance to make new friends and chat with old ones

*An opportunity to get a bit of exercise and enjoy the beautiful Trolley Trail

*A no cost way to make our community more of a community

We will meet Saturday, September 15 at 10am on the North Bethesda Market Plaza.…

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Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chao Coming to Pike & Rose

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From Bethesda Beat

Fogo de Chao, an internationally renowned Brazilian steakhouse, will open in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose development at the beginning of 2019—making it the chain’s 41st location in the U.S. and the third in the Washington, D.C., area.

The restaurant will take over 8,782 square feet on the corner of Grand Park Avenue and Old Georgetown Road in the space vacated by a Nike pop-up store at 11600 Old Georgetown Road, according to a Federal Realty press release.…

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Tomorrow is meeting day, apparently.

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First, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee meets at 8 am on September 5 at Snyder Cohn.

Second, Guardian Realty Investors invites people to attend a Preliminary Plan/Site Plan Pre-Application Meeting to review plans for the future development at 6000 Executive Boulevard.  The meeting will be at the Shriver Aquatic Center from 7 to 8 pm on September 5. …

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Sweet News for Pike & Rose

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DC Eater reports:

Chef and owner Caroline Yi’s debut brick-and-mortar location at the budding mixed-use complex (11869 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda, Md.) will offer French croissants she makes over three days, as well as brioche doughnuts filled with seasonal jam.

Yi, an avid self-taught baker who grew up in Montgomery County, has already exposed the neighborhood to her goods via an on-site farmer’s market on weekends.

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OurBus to launch White Flint to NYC bus service

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From Robert Dyer’s blog

OurBus, a crowdsourced tech company operating intercity and commuter bus routes, plans to soon offer service between White Flint and New York City. The company plans to perform a pilot test of the route over Labor Day weekend.

A test of the OurBus website finds an available trip to New York City on Labor Day for $25.00.…

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More on Housing as Infrastructure

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Casey Anderson, the Chairman of the Planning Board, is writing a enlightening series of posts on the economics and trends that affect Montgomery County on The Third Place. Two recent ones are important enough that I want to repost them on the Friends of White Flint blog. We posted the first one titled,  Real Estate Development *Is* Infrastructure, yesterday.…

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Real Estate Development is Infrastructure

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Casey Anderson, the Chairman of the Planning Board, is writing a enlightening series of posts on the economics and trends that affect Montgomery County on The Third Place. Two recent ones are important enough that I want to repost them on the Friends of White Flint blog today and tomorrow.

This first one is titled,  Real Estate Development *Is* Infrastructure.

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Western Workaround Construction Should Begin Soon.

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Find below MCDOT’s plans for the Western Workaround, Phase Two. Confused about what this oft-mentioned project will do?  You’re not alone.

Basically, the Western Workaround is going to get rid of the big curve on Old Georgetown Road near Executive Boulevard and open up Towne Road (the current dead-end road behind Pike and Rose.) The Western Workaround will create a new intersection with Executive Boulevard, Old Georgetown Road, and Towne Road.…

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Uniqlo Opens September 1 at Pike & Rose

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PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIQLO

From Bethesda Beat

UNIQLO, a Japan-based clothing retailer, is opening its first Maryland location at Pike & Rose on Sept. 1.

The 8,000-square-foot store at 11853 Grand Park Ave. will sell the company’s line of apparel, called LifeWear.

The North Bethesda store has planned some special events over its inaugural weekend, with Japanese Taiko drummers performing ahead of the 10 a.m.…

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What a fun first Pike District Promenade

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More than a dozen people turned out for our first Pike District Promenade — a smashing success for a humid morning when half of the DC metro area is on vacation.  Participants received excellent AARP swag and truly had a marvelous time walking and chatting on the Bethesda Trolley Trail.

We hope lots more folks will join us next month, Saturday, September 15 at 10am at North Bethesda Market for the next Pike District Promenade. …

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