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.…Read More
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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. …Read More
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.…Read More
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.…Read More
Chesapeake Public Strategies, located in the midst of the White Flint sector on Rockville Pike, is not your average PR firm.…Read More
After over 25 years with Roxsan Day Spa in White Flint Mall, senior esthetician Norya Benachenhou is moving to another White Flint favorite. Blu Water Day Spa and Salon, located at 5234 Nicholson Lane, will now offer treatments by Ms. Benachenhou at their award-winning location.…Read More
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.…Read More
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.
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.…Read More
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. …Read More
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!
Last week I sat down with Darshan, the owner of the sweetFrog franchise in White Flint, which just opened in November.…Read More