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


Two New Pike & Rose Restaurants: Kusshi Sushi and Sake Bar and Commonwealth Indian

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From Bethesda Beat

A sushi and sake bar and an Indian restaurant will soon open at Pike & Rose.

Commonwealth Indian will open in place of La Madeleine on Old Georgetown Road, and Kusshi Sushi and Sake Bar in what had been Carluccio’s next to Owen’s Ordinary.

Kusshi Sushi, which takes its name from the kusshi oyster, will open in the fall, offering sushi rarities such as sea urchin and its namesake oyster, according to a Pike & Rose spokeswoman.…

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We’re #1!

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Of course we’re not surprised, but Niche named North Bethesda the best place to live in Maryland and the #66 best suburb to live in America. We were also named the #1 suburb in Maryland for millennials. Garrett Park was named second best.

Other interesting tidbits: 39% of North Bethesda residents have a master’s degree or higher and 16% of the population in North Bethesda are children.…

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Good-bye Grosvenor Turnback! (Fingers Crossed.)

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From The Washington Post

Metro officials are considering increasing the frequency of rush-hour service to Shady Grove by January 2019, in response to calls from Montgomery County officials who have urged the transit agency to end the practice known as “Red Line turn-backs.”

In documents released in advance of Thursday’s Metro board meeting, agency officials said they will seek input from the public on whether to add trains to the system so they can provide more peak-period service from Grosvenor-Strathmore to Shady Grove station.…

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Our Questions for the Candidates

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Please find below the questionnaire we sent to at large candidates and county executive candidates. We thank you for the dozens of suggestions many of you made concerning which questions we should ask.

We ask you to complete the attached brief questionnaire so that the people who live, work, play … and vote … in the White Flint area can choose their candidates with knowledge and care.…

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Amazon tours D.C., Maryland and Virginia in search for new headquarters

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From The Washington Post

Officials from Amazon.com toured sites in Washington, Montgomery County, Md., and Northern Virginia last week — the latest sign that the tech giant is seriously considering adding a second headquarters with as many as 50,000 jobs to the D.C. area, according to officials in all three jurisdictions.…

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A memo on Montrose Parkway from Councilmembers Berliner, Riemer, and Hucker

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

TO: Councilmembers
FROM: Council President Riemer  Councilmember Berliner  Councilmember Hucker
SUBJECT: Transportation FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program

Colleagues, it is important that we focus the County’s limited resources for transportation improvements on projects that will most efficiently move the most number of people while reflecting our goal of creating walkable, vibrant, and environmentally sustainable places.…

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Canopy by Hilton opens this month at Pike & Rose

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Travel in town for a fun night out! Canopy is opening soon –explore the hotel’s Central Bar & Café as well as Pike’s Perspective Rooftop Terrace. The 4,200 SF terrace includes lounge seating, fire pits, and of course locally crafted cocktails, beer and wine. Drop the secret phrase #GotchaCovered throughout March and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting!…

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FOWF’s Official Position on Possible Delay of Montrose Parkway Funding

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Montrose Parkway East is important to long-term transportation connectivity to the White Flint area. Should the County Council choose to delay funding of this road, Friends of White Flint recommends the Council ensure Montrose Parkway East CIP funds serve their original purpose — improving transportation in the White Flint area.

We strongly urge the Council to use the Montrose Parkway funding to advance the White Flint sector plan by funding essential transportation projects including the revitalization of Rockville Pike, the eastern workaround, and the second metro entrance.

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FRIT explores how to build a second metro entrance cheaper and faster

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In an effort to advance building a second entrance at White Flint metro, Federal Realty Investment Trust retained the engineering firm AECOM and worked with WMATA to develop a simpler, less expensive approach to the project. The next step towards implementation is the development of a more detailed design and cost estimate. …

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