Sports & Social, a national chain of bars and restaurants with interactive games, will open at 11800 Grand Park Ave. North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose retail development this fall, landlord Federal Realty Investment Trust announced Monday.
The Pike & Rose location will be 7,692 square feet and will feature an 18-foot LED display where customers can watch multiple games at once. Sports & Social will feature “interactive social games” and a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio. There will also be live music and special event some days, the press release stated. The menu will include made-from-scratch items and curated cocktails.
Sports & Social’s Pike & Rose location will be its second in Maryland. Another is opening at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in Arundel Mills this spring. No exact opening date was given for either location.
Tech company United Solutions has signed a 20,602-square-foot lease to take the top floor at 909 Rose Avenue, a 212,000-square-foot office building in the Pike & Rose neighborhood of North Bethesda, Md., with landlord Federal Realty Investment Trust.
Rockville, Md.-based United Solutions, which offers technological products involving blockchain, artificial intelligence and automation, plans to move into the building this winter.
“We are grateful for the opportunities we have had with our federal government partners and organizations around the world, to help them realize the power of cutting edge technologies to reinvent businesses and protect workforces,” David Nguyen, United Solutions’ founder and CEO, said in a release. “Our success has enabled us to expand our reach, and subsequently, expand our workforce. We look forward to growing in a state-of-the-art space and amenity rich neighborhood that will enhance employee morale, recruiting and engagement.”
Federal Realty opened the 11-story, LEED Gold-certified office building last summer, and moved its own headquarters into the second and third floors. Earlier this year, workplace provider Industrious signed a 42,768-square-foot lease in the same building. OneDigital is also currently in the building, which is now two-thirds leased.
The building features contactless entry throughout the parking garage, lobby and elevators, and an HVAC system that meets enhanced health and safety standards. It also offers outside air filtered to levels appropriate for general surgery rooms.
“Federal is committed to getting people back to work safely, in dynamic buildings with advanced health and wellness attributes, such as 909 Rose,” James Milam, Federal Realty’s senior vice president, said.
909 Rose is part of the 24-acre, transit-oriented Pike & Rose neighborhood that Federal Realty is developing. It includes a residential component as well as dining and entertainment options.
The expected February 26, 2021 opening date ofBark Social is rapidly approaching at Pike & Rose. Construction of the dog park and craft beer and wine bar has advanced accordingly. More of the shipping container structures have been completed, and the lights are on inside. Branded logos have been applied to the sides of the containers, including a dog drinking from a glass of beer.
Looks like the long-awaited Pike & Rose dog park is finally going to open its doors at the end of February. Located just behind Julii and adjacent to the new parking garage, Bark Social will provide off-leash playtime for pooches while their owners eat, drink, work and socialize. (Staffers will even scoop the poop.) With more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, co-owner Luke Silverman says Bark Social will easily accommodate social distancing. He’s selling monthly and annual memberships ($40 to $285), but canine guests will be admitted for ten bucks — and dogless visitors are always free. “If you’re a human and you don’t have a dog, we’re just like any other bar, restaurant or coffee shop,” Silverman says. “You’ll just walk in, hop on our WiFi, head to the bar, watch a sports game and be surrounded by our community of dog enthusiasts.”
Federal Realty announced that it has topped out at 909 Rose in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose neighborhood. The 200,000-square-foot Class A office building will include Federal’s new headquarters. “Federal is proud to work with DAVIS Construction for the first time. With more than 100 years of combined history in Montgomery County, it has been great to partner on a project that will bring an additional 1,000 office employees to the Pike & Rose neighborhood each workday,” said Jay Brinson, Director of Development, Federal Realty.
“The topping out of 909 Rose is a testament to the full team effort that contributed to this project,” said Tyler Moyer of DAVIS Construction. “There was a great deal of rain at the start and we thought we might fall behind schedule. However, we prevailed to meet the project timeline thanks to Miller & Long who stepped up to the plate and got it done.”
909 Rose is a new, mixed-use, 200,000-square-foot Class A office building with ground floor retail. The building includes a dedicated office lobby with shared amenity spaces including a fitness center with full service locker rooms, bike storage, and a rooftop lounge and terrace. With a Wired Silver Certification, 909 Rose is the most interconnected and cloud-ready office building in the Washington Metro region.
Offering a Federal Realty planned and managed neighborhood, 909 Rose is easily accessible from all major highways and public transportation (one block to Metro’s Red Line), and has abundant on-site parking.
Since its opening in 2014, the transit-oriented neighborhood has grown to 391,000 square feet, including over 40 tenants of thoughtfully merchandized retail space. The selection of restaurants (including Summer House Santa Monica, Fogo de Chao, &pizza, Baked Bear and Julii), retailers (including REI, Sephora, H&M, L.L.Bean and Sur La Table), a state-of-the-art Porsche dealership, and unique entertainment offerings (iPic Theaters, Pinstripes and AMP by Strathmore) have created a one-of-a-kind retail environment. The neighborhood is fully enhanced by the offerings of 99 luxury condominiums and penthouses uniquely positioned above Canopy by Hilton, a 177-key boutique hotel; 80,000 square feet of fully leased best-in-class office space; 765 luxury apartments; and a 17,000-square-foot rooftop farm.
Upon completion of Phase III, total investment at Pike & Rose will be approximately $700 million. For additional information about Pike & Rose, visit www.pikeandrose.com.
The area atop the Canopy by Hilton in North Bethesda features an all-day menu, three communal tables and a variety of outdoor games. Now instead of hockey, patrons can play giant Jenga, Connect 4 and cornhole. Customers can grab craft beers from local breweries, including Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing and Waredaca Brewing in Damascus.
The Happy Hour menu from 4-7 p.m. offers items such as Korean pork sliders, rockfish street tacos and deep-fried artichoke hearts, all for between $6 and $8.50. Wine, beer and cocktails are available for $5 to $10.
The hotel opened a skating rinkabout four months ago on its rooftop, and will keep up with the changing seasons with the updated terrace area.
While holiday–goers love a snowy New Year’s Eve, start the final night of 2018 surrounded by beach decor and summer vibes at Summer House! On Monday, December 31, Summer House Santa Monica will be open for brunch (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and dinner (4:00 PM – 10:00 PM) and serving up California inspired classics for your holiday feast
Join Owen’s Ordinary on New Year’s Eve for a rollicking night of revelry featuring far too many brews, fine food, mirth and merriment as we bid farewell to 2018 in style. The theme again is all things Steampunk for our third annual NYE fete.
*ALL INCLUSIVE* tickets provide an open bar featuring an impressive selection of some of our favorite brews, as well as select liquors/cocktails and wine, plus a champagne toast at midnight. Our chef and his culinary team will serve a savory cocktail party menu of hors d’oeuvres and savory bites throughout the evening and the DJ will make sure the dance floor is steampunk pumping all night.
Tree Lighting at The Plaza at North Bethesda Market, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4 PM – 6 PM
11418 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852
Celebrate the season with the North Bethesda Market Tree Lighting featuring carols and holiday favorites performed by the Jonathan Moody Band & The Rockville Singers! Free festivities include a visit from Santa Claus, holiday treats, hot chocolate & more. Get your free tickets today.
Come play in the Pike & Rose winter wonderland. Celebrate the season and make memories in Rose Park every Friday & Saturday now through December 22nd when snow will fall at 6, 7 and 8pm to the sounds of some of your favorite holiday tunes.
Stop by the Beach at Pike & Rose to check out their Christmas Tree selection! Stop by Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting November 24th-December December 23rd.
Earlier this month, Federal Realty’s chief executive officer sent County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council a letter airing grievances related to development in the White Flint area near Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. CEO Donald Wood complained that road upgrade projects have fallen behind schedule, progress is sluggish on creating parks and civic spaces and the county isn’t adequately following through on the goals outlined in the White Flint Sector Plan passed in 2010. Moreover, the county hasn’t seemed receptive to Federal Realty Investment Trust’s push for financial incentives for a new office project, he wrote.
The four-page letter concluded with a list of requests—that the county condemn a piece of property necessary to complete the “Western Workaround” road project; furnish the company with financial incentives to construct a 210,000-square-foot office building at Pike & Rose; build a street grid in White Flint West; build a new Metro entrance; and build a civic green at the center of White Flint, among other items. Wood included suggested deadlines, written in bold, for several of the requests.
In response, the county’s chief administrative officer, Timothy Firestine, wrote that market forces, decisions of private property owners and strict state policies have all reined in the pace of White Flint’s transformation. These factors are largely out of the county’s hands, he said.
Amy Ginsburg, executive director of the advocacy group Friends of White Flint, said she understands Federal Realty’s frustration and desire to see parks and road improvements materialize. She also sympathizes with the constraints the county faces because of the roles played by the state and private landholders.
“Everyone wishes the county could wave a magic wand and poof! We’d have everything that’s in the plan tomorrow,” she said. “And it sadly doesn’t work that way.”
You can read the rest of the article at Bethesda Beat. (And we urge you to do so — this is an important and interesting issue for the White Flint/Pike District area.)