La Madeleine and other openings

La Madeleine and other openings

As the first big redevelopment to see the light of day, Pike and Rose has become a great preview of things to come in White Flint!  When I’m out in the community, I’m most often asked when a few key restaurants are planning to open.  While updates are always available on the Pike and Rose website, here are some for you now:

La Madeleine will be opening at the corner of Grand Park Avenue and Old Georgetown Road, across the street from Del Frisco’s Grille (which is now open), in late December or early January.  Also on that block, &Pizza is coming this winter in the next wave of openings that will include Stella Barra Pizzeria and Summer House Santa Monica.  Fast casual Roti Mediterranean Grill will be coming soon, too.

Starbucks remains open, and now has a cute patio for these last few temperate days of the year.  Chipotle will also be moving to that building at the corner of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road – it will open as soon as it can.

The Pike Central Farmers Market, in its temporary location at Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road, has just a couple of weeks left in their season.  Their last Saturday will be November 22nd and then they’ll feature a special pre-Thanksgiving market on Tuesday, November 25th.  We can get our winter market fix in Bethesda but Pike Central will kick back up in the spring.

Of course, the iPic Movie Theaters are already up and running with rave reviews.  I heard this week that they’ve had their strongest opening ever right here in White Flint, which is exciting news!

Amp by Strathmore, the intimate 250-seat music venue with catering by Washingtonian Magazine’s Restaurateur of the Year Michael Babin (and his Neighborhood Restaurant Group), will open for private events over the holidays.  Performances will begin later this winter.

Looking forward to seeing all of you around White Flint!

Lindsay Hoffman


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