IPIC in Pike & Rose Shares Tentative Reopening Date of May 21

From the MoCo Show by Michelle Katz @pike.and.rozay

After being closed for over a year due to the pandemic, an assistant general manager at IPIC shared the luxury theater plans to reopen towards the end of this month.

Movie goers can expect some small changes to the IPIC experience. Temperatures will be taken at the door, seats in the theater will be 6 feet apart, and capacity will be reduced.

Pillows will no longer be offered, but blankets will still be available upon request. (The MoCo Show was told that the ticket prices will be adjusted to reflect this change.)

For a look at what a typical evening at IPIC was like before the pandemic hit, check out the MoCo Show post that they wrote a while back.

More information about IPIC can be found here.

Additionally, IPIC and their associated restaurant City Perch are both hiring right now. If you’re interested, you can check out their job listings here.

In case you had been missing your Mickey D’s

From Robert Dyer @Bethesda Row

The McDonald’s restaurant at 11564 Rockville Pike in the Pike District has reopened after a major interior and exterior renovation. Gone are the original color scheme of the exterior and roof, as well as the golden arches “McDonald’s” sign on the side of the building. In their place are more-muted earth tones, and a more understated McDonald’s logo on the side roof. 

Lao Sze Chuan coming to NoBe Market

From Robert Dyer at Bethesda Row:

NoBe Market has found a new tenant for the restaurant space vacated by Brio. Lao Sze Chuan, a Szechuan Chinese restaurant, will open in the towering high-rise on Rockville Pike. 

Tony Hu, the “Mayor of Chinatown” in Chicago, has operated Lao Sze Chuan restaurants there, and in Connecticut, Minnesota and Nevada. Many diners and critics have considered his restaurants to serve the best Chinese food in Chicago.

Poppin Up with URBNmarkets at Pike & Rose

Grab your besties and save the date for URBNmarkets Spring Pop-Up April 30th – May 2nd. Stroll down Grand Park Avenue and shop unique finds and handmade products perfect for everyone. And don’t forget, Mother’s Day is right around the corner! RSVP for updates and additional information. 

Event will be on Grand Park Avenue from the intersection of Persei Place (between H&M/Uniqlo) to Rose Avenue (between Nada/Blue Mercury.)

Hours for the URBNmarket:

  • Friday, April 30
    • 3pm-8pm – URBNmarket Operating Hours
  • Saturday, May 1
    • 12pm-8pm – URBNmarket Operating Hours
  • Sunday, May 2
    • 10am-3pm – URBNmarket Operating Hours

And our fav Farmers Market is back!

On Saturday, April 24th Pike Central Farm Market will reopen for its 10th season. Over 30 vendors will be at the market this year. The market features fresh fish and seafood, cheese, meats, dairy, eggs, baked goods, charcuterie, fermented foods, organic produce, fresh organically grown flowers and prepared foods to go. The hours are 9:00 am -1:30 pm every Saturday at Pike & Rose.

Covid protocols are still in place so masks are required to enter the market.

A perfect day in the Pike District, according to Visit Montgomery

Pike & Rose


One of the newest downtown centers in North Bethesda, Pike & Rose features an array of shopping, unique eateries and entertainment. Begin your staycation with a croissant at Sunday Morning Bakehouse or one of Summerhouse Santa Monica’s famous cookies.

Warm-up your arms and get your juices flowing with a round of bowling or bocce at Pinstripes. Enjoy lunch on their rooftop deck or head next door to The Block, an Asian-inspired food hall.


Located across the street from Pike & Rose is the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel. For a limited time, the hotel is offering a Get Your Swing Back Package to celebrate the addition of their new Topgolf Swing Suite. Overnight rates include complimentary parking and wifi. Use code GOF for a $50 food & beverage and a $50 Topgolf Suite credit when you book the package.

Spend the evening enjoying an immersive social experience in your own comfy lounge with fantastic food and beverage service. The private Topgolf Swing Suite simulator bay and massive screen offers a variety of virtual games – including signature Topgolf target games zombie dodgeball, hockey, baseball, football, carnival games. The overall experience delivers a one-of-a-kind simulation that’s fun for golfers and non-golfers alike.

Spring Events at NoBe Market

Join NoBe Market this month to kick off spring with not one, but two unique experiences you won’t want to miss! Seasons52 is bringing you the perfect at-home happy hour featuring Caymus Vineyards wines and ExtendYoga is bringing back their free Outdoor Yoga series on the plaza, back by popular demand.

Enhance your at-home happy hour on Friday, April 16th at 5:00pm EST with a wine learning session from Seasons52’s sommelier while sipping on a selection of three Caymus Vineyard wines! Caymus Wines flight features three different wines for the cost of only $26! To ensure the freshness of the wine, all flights can be picked up the day of the event, Friday, April 16th during business hours, prior to the virtual event. Click here to learn more and sign up for the virtual wine tasting

Join Extend Yoga to kick off our popular Outdoor Yoga Series on the plaza on April 17th at 9:00am EST! Focus on linking conscious breath while awakening your strength, energy, and flexibility in a FREE* 50min yoga flow! This class welcomes all levels from non-yogis to advanced yogis. Yoga flow is open to all levels and ages with a valid Eventbrite ticket. Eventbrite ticket required to attend. Spots will be given on a first come, first served basis once check-in opens at 8:45am. Capacity is set to 25 people in the plaza. Ticket does not guarantee a spot. If spots are available at 9:00am, walk-ins will be granted access. Click here to learn more and register for free outdoor yoga on the NoBe Market plaza.

Pike District $200 Spring Break Staycation at Pike & Rose!

Your $200 Spring Break Staycation Deal includes:

  • One night stay in a Queen or King room at Canopy Hotel by Hilton at  Pike & Rose
  • A $100 gift card for dinner*
  • A $50 gift card for Spring Break Fun!**

*Participating Pike & Rose Dinner Restaurant Options Include (chose one):

  • Owen’s Ordinary
  • Kusshi Sushi
  • Commonwealth Indian

**Participating Spring Break Fun Options Include (chose one):

  • $50 Bark Social credit for a day of beer and barking
  • $50 gift card for bowling at Pinstripes
  • $50 gift card to Escaplogy
  • $50 for brunch at Summer House

Limited packages available. Make your reservations today for a Spring Break Staycation! Offer valid for stays beginning April 1 through April 11th, (48 hours advanced booking is required.) Gift cards may not be exchanged for cash and can be used either during your stay or afterwards.

Yardbird coming to the Pike District

From Rockville Nights

Yardbird, the Minnesota-based outdoor furnishings retailer, is opening a new location on Rockville Pike at White Flint Station. The space was previously home to City Bikes.

Yardbird was founded by Bob and Jay Dillon in 2016. It cuts out the middleman by shipping furniture directly from suppliers to its own stores. 

The niche of home patio furnishings seems promising in a pandemic environment, especially as temperatures turn upward for summer. Primarily based in the midwest and Denver so far, Yardbird is now moving into the northeast and Mid-Atlantic with the opening of this location.