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


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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Check out the plans for Executive Blvd. separated bike lanes

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MCDOT presented the plans for the new separated bike lanes on Executive Boulevard during Monday’s White Flint Implementation Committee meeting.  The final design should be completed this year with construction starting late 2018/early 2019.

You can see the entire presentation here — learn about the proposed intersections with Nicholson Lane, Strand Drive, and Woodglen Road; cross-sections showing how cars, bikes, and pedestrians will share the road, and other design details.…

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4 more days to enjoy Restaurant Week!

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Eager to try a new Pike District restaurant? Want a reason to return to an old favorite? It’s Restaurant Week when bargains abound.

Here are the Pike District/White Flint restaurants that are participating:

 

Book Now | Lunch | Dinner
Menus | Lunch: $22 | Dinner: $35

Book Now | Lunch | Dinner
Menus | Lunch: $22 | Dinner: $35

Book Now | Lunch | Dinner
Menus | Lunch: $20 | Dinner: $35

Book Now | Dinner
MenusBrunch: $18 | Dinner: $28

Book Now | Lunch | Dinner
Menus | Brunch: $22 | Lunch: $22 | Dinner: $33

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Join us for the Pike District Promenade August 18

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My weather app promises sunshine this Saturday for our free Pike District Promenade, so grab your sneakers, your friends, and your family and stroll with us!

Pike District Promenades are an easy and fun way to meet your neighbors, enjoy a walk, and get some fresh air. This month, we will promenade at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 18, meeting up at the North Bethesda Market plaza. 

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