Join Greater Greater Washington for happy hour in White Flint this month!

It’s time for the next Greater Greater Washington (GGW) happy hour! You probably read their blogs and social media posts regularly. So here’s your chance to join them next month in White Flint for drinks and conversation with contributors and readers.

The happy hour is Tuesday, January 17 from 6-8 pm at Owen’s Ordinary, located at Pike and Rose at 11820 Trade Street. 

Owen’s Ordinary is a five-minute walk from the White Flint Metro station on the Red Line. Ride On routes 5 and 26 stop one block away on Old Georgetown Road, while routes 42, 46, and 81 stop on nearby Rockville Pike. If you’re biking, you can take the new protected lanes on Woodglen Drive and Nebel Street and see the county’s first protected intersection.

If you’re coming, please RSVP with GGW here.

Making MoCo appealing to new, young residents in GGW

In yesterday’s blog, Greater Greater Washington asks how we can make MoCo attractive for those infamous millennials everyone is always talking about.

“… for those who want the urban experience, the county has serious competition from other parts of the region, especially the District and Arlington. And if you work in Montgomery County, particularly outside the Beltway, you’re forced to choose living in an urban neighborhood far from work or a more suburban area with a shorter commute.”

The article continues, “For years, Montgomery County has encouraged the creation of more downtowns and town centers in places like White Flint, Germantown, and White Oak, while promoting the ongoing development of urban places like Silver Spring or Bethesda. That’s great for people moving to the area … . However, we still have lots of work to do in making these places attractive to new, younger residents, from creating more walkable and bikeable streets to streamlining our liquor laws to make it easier for restaurants and bars to open here.”

Is the Pike District going to be one of those urban areas that attract new residents and millennials to MoCo? It will if Friends has anything to do with it.  (Luckily, we do!)

A compliment on the design of Pike & Rose

Greater Greater Washington wrote a lovely blog post about the interesting and innovative design of Pike & Rose.

They said, “The Pike + Rose development on Rockville Pike is a surprisingly experimental collection of buildings. It’s contemporary in style, but also filled with architectural ornament. It’s fascinating and instructive for what it tells us about how architecture can interact with urbanism.”

You can read the entire GGW post here.

As a bonus, check out these cool photos of the construction of Pike & Rose Phase 2.