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


Tag Archives: local businesses

Businesses and Bike Lanes

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We have focused before in past posts on the benefits of bike lanes for businesses. Businesses, however, often do not like changes that provide any thought of risk to their business and to their profit. Creating protected or dedicated bike lanes on streets can pose potential risks for businesses’ profit. But in the long run, we see that there are many more benefits for businesses to accept bike lanes and bike access to streets outside their business storefronts.…

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Mark Your Calendars! Friends of White Flint’s Showcase and Happy Hour Event is Coming Soon!

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Mark your calendars, members! Friends of White Flint is having its first event of the year. On March 10th, we will be hosting a showcase and happy hour event at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar. This free event will showcase both the public and private development projects set for the White Flint district. 

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Shopping Malls Through Out the U.S. are Dying Out

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Across the United States, enclosed shopping malls are closing their doors. This is all too apparent for us here in White Flint, with the closing of the White Flint Mall.

There are many reasons behind the closings of shopping malls across the U.S. but one main reason stands out: anchor stores closing.

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Designated Bike Lanes May Help Local Businesses Thrive

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Creating a safe and secure biking infrastructure in White Flint is essential to our mission in promoting a sustainable and walkable community. One of the best ways to ensure residents will feel safe enough to bike is to design and implement protected bike lanes, which are an important part of the White Flint Sector Plan.…

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How can White Flint draw local businesses?

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When Federal Realty Investment Trust announced the first six restaurants that will open at Pike + Rose, the mixed-use development at Rockville Pike and Montrose Road, some people were upset they were all chains. Will there be a place for local businesses in the future White Flint?

Representatives from Federal Realty say their goal is to create an interesting array of shops and restaurants, regardless of what they are.…

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A Good Neighbor: Meet Howard Feldman

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Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with local businessman Howard Feldman. A longtime Bethesda resident, Howard moved his State Farm Insurance agency one year ago from Prince George’s County to its current home in the Beco building, across from White Flint Mall.

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Why the move? Howard explained that while working closer to home would be one advantage, being located right in the midst of a massive redevelopment project was a major draw.…

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Pike Central Farmers Market Returns This Saturday

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It seems we’ve finally left winter behind and, along with sunshine and warm breezes, we are very excited to welcome the Pike Central Farmers Market back to White Flint!  Reopening for their second year this Saturday, April 13th, the market will feature over 40 local farmers, food artisans, meat and seafood vendors and much more.  …

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Sweet and Trendy: sweetFrog is in White Flint

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Frozen yogurt, or froyo, shops are popping up around the country – and on Rockville Pike! You can enjoy delicious (and relatively healthy) yogurt and customized toppings in a bright environment with funky décor at the sweetFrog in White Flint!

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Last week I sat down with Darshan, the owner of the sweetFrog franchise in White Flint, which just opened in November.…

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