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

Pike & Rose

Morning

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.

Evening

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.

Federal Realty Lands Tenant For Top Floor Of New Pike & Rose Office Building

United Solutions signed a lease for 20,602 square feet on the entire 11th floor of the 909 Rose office building at Pike & Rose. This new lease leaves 909 Rose with only one-third of the space left to lease.

Currently based at 51 Monroe St. in downtown Rockville, United Solutions focuses on a variety of technological products involving blockchain, artificial intelligence and automation. 

“Our success has enabled us to expand our reach, and subsequently, expand our workforce,” United Solutions CEO David Nguyen said in a release. “We look forward to growing in a state-of-the-art space and amenity rich neighborhood that will enhance employee morale, recruiting and engagement.”  

Industrious Brings New Flexible Office Space to Pike & Rose

From The MoCo Show

Industrious – the highest-rated workplace provider in the industry – today announced its plans to open a distinctive new flexible office location in North Bethesda. Located at 909 Rose Avenue and spanning a total of 42,768 square feet, the new shared workplace will occupy the fourth and fifth floors of a LEED Gold-certified building in the heart of one of Washington, D.C.’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Industrious Pike & Rose is scheduled to open in August, 2021 and will provide an alternative to commuting into the city or working from home.

Together with eight additional locations across Arlington, Alexandria, McLean and Capitol Hill, the North Bethesda space brings Industrious’ total Washington, D.C. metropolitan area footprint to nearly 200,000 square-feet. Named the fastest-growing company in the industry by Inc. Magazine, Industrious has signed, opened or taken over more than one million square-feet of new workspace nationwide over the last year.

“The greater Washington, D.C. market is in a new age of demand as enterprise businesses establish their headquarters here,” said Justin Stewart, President and Co-Founder of Industrious. “We launched our first D.C. location in 2018 and have been excited to grow our footprint to meet demand for custom workspaces throughout the greater metro area. North Bethesda fits in perfectly with the hub-and-spoke approach we’re seeing in suburban markets nationwide, and we’re excited to deliver yet more office options to local businesses and their employees.”

Industrious Pike & Rose will join the 24-acre, transit-oriented neighborhood including over 40 tenants of thoughtfully merchandised retail space. The selection of restaurants (including Summer House Santa Monica, Fogo de Chao, &pizza, sweetgreen and Julii), retailers (including REI, Sephora, L.L.Bean and Sur La Table, Uniqlo), 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; 765 luxury apartments; and a 17,000-square-foot rooftop farm. 909 Rose also features a dedicated suite of amenities available to Industrious members that include a fitness center with full-service locker rooms, multiple meeting areas, a café with a lounge and pantry, bike storage, and a Wifi-enabled rooftop terrace.

“As demand continues to grow for best-in-class coworking space in the DC-metro suburbs, Industrious is a welcomed addition to the Pike & Rose neighborhood,” said James Milam of Federal. “The reputation of Industrious, and its high-quality office product to the market is an ideal fit for 909 Rose, our trophy office building, and for business professionals who live and work in our community,” continues Milam.

Industrious Pike & Rose is expected to offer 141 private suites, 11 conference rooms and 18 phone rooms. The building features contactless entry throughout the parking garage, lobby and elevators, and the Industrious space includes a leading HVAC system to meet enhanced health and safety standards. Additional information including building amenities and booking options can be found here. Industrious provides places to work that are safe, comfortable, and private — and are designed around people’s individual preferences and schedules. Around the country, past and present Industrious members include: Cisco, Lyft, Spotify, Heineken, Chipotle, Pinterest, and Salesforce.

BUN’D UP at The Block

A new take on steamed buns has come to the Pike & Rose neighborhood! Bun’d Up, a popular food pop-up known for their Korean twist on the original Taiwanese “gua bao,” opened at The Block this past Thursday!

Place your carryout orders on their website here

967 Rose Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm

If you can handle the Korean spice🇰🇷🌶, our pork belly bun will satisfy your taste buds.😋 Pork belly and pineapple🍍 kimchi topped of with scallions and our cilantro lime sauce. Comment below if you are down for some Asian fusion👇🏼

Bagels are coming to Pike & Rose

Call Your Mother, a deli best known for their bagel sandwiches, is planning to open a new location in Pike & Rose, filling the 2,283 square feet space vacated by Lucky in the spring.

Call Your Mother currently has three DC locations as well as a trolley location in Bethesda.  In addition, you can find their bagels at four different farmers markets throughout the DMV.

Customers will be able to order online and at the shop Monday through Friday for pickup, the press release stated. Between 10 and 15 employees will work at the store.

Stuart Biel, the senior vice president for regional leasing of landlord Federal Realty Investment Trust, said in the press release that Call Your Mother “perfectly complements the current mix and adds a much-needed deli concept to the market.”

Pike & Rose Showcases Federal Realty’s Sustainability Credentials

Here are some highlights from yesterday’s long article full of accolades and insights on Pike & Rose in Reit Magazine:

The completion this summer of 909 Rose, Federal Realty Investment Trust’(NYSE: FRT) latest addition to its transit-oriented Pike & Rose mixed-use development, highlights the REIT’s long-term sustainability track record and its commitment to creating communities that are aligned with the evolving needs of tenants and residents.

Situated in North Bethesda, Maryland, six miles north of Washington, D.C. and two blocks from a Red Line metro station, Pike & Rose achieved LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) v2009 Stage 3 Gold certification in late 2018—the first REIT-owned and developed project to receive the designation. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED ND was created to inspire and help create better, more sustainable, well-connected neighborhoods.

Federal Realty, which has long called Montgomery County, Maryland home, became the class-A office building’s first occupants, as it sought to unite its corporate teams under one roof. The move to 909 Rose places Federal Realty at the center of Pike & Rose’s thriving sustainability-focused community, a decade in the making.

Jay Brinson, vice president of development at Federal Realty, says 909 Rose is well suited to meet the new demands for offices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, “with progressive healthy building systems and a convenient location for firms looking to exit more dense urban environments or open satellite office locations to capitalize on the expected shift occurring in millennial housing trends.”

Completing Pike & Rose with commercial office buildings solidifies its place as a 24/7 community, adds Mickey Papillon, vice president and regional general manager at Federal Realty. He expects 909 Rose to catalyze construction of hundreds of thousands of additional square footage of office space at Pike & Rose during the next decade, as demand increases. “From first thing in the morning when people grab coffee to their last drink of the night, our customers are using the neighborhood as their campus with an amenity base never before seen in the community,” Papillon says. “There is an incredible amount of pride and ownership for our team to move to a 24-acre project that their company created, designed, and developed over the past decade,” says Papillon.


Federal Realty aimed for a smooth transition between the popular Mid-Pike Plaza and the new Pike & Rose, without cutting off the local income stream before a full-fledged replacement was ready.

“Federal implemented a detailed process by first closing half the center, walling it off and building the first phase of Pike & Rose, and once complete, closing, demolishing, and rebuilding the other half,” explains James Milam, Federal Realty’s senior vice president of regional finance & portfolio manager.

The REIT completed its master plan in 2012 and opened its first phase in 2014. Pike & Rose now comprises 379,000 square feet of retail, 864 apartments and condominium units, a 177-key hotel, and nearly 300,000 square feet of class-A office buildings.

“Federal Realty is an incredibly important private partner in the county’s effort at building mixed-use, transit-oriented communities in order to meet our economic development, climate, and quality of life goals,” Friedson says. “The reality is that the public sector alone cannot create a Pike & Rose,” he adds.


The Pike & Rose neighborhood features advanced stormwater management that starts at the top, with green roofs on the majority of its buildings, complemented with silva cells underneath the sidewalks to handle runoff. The solar panels on top of the garage generate most of the power for the structure, and there is a massive electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“The LEED Neighborhood Development certification is rarely seen at other REIT investment projects, and there are only a few dozen in the world,” Papillon says, in reference to garnering the sustainable design distinction.

Specific to Pike & Rose are solar installations, native and sustainable landscaping, bike sharing, electric vehicle stations, and access to multi-modal transportation. Another unique feature—one of the largest rooftop farms in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Farm at Pike & Rose premiered in 2018 and provides 17,000 square-feet of green space and garden area adjacent to one of Pike & Rose’s residential buildings. The Farm cultivates a variety of crops to sell to residents and the community.

“All of these elements reflect what our community and our customers are looking for and help not only from an environmental standpoint but demonstrate that we care about the community where we live and work every day,” Papillon says.

Pike & Rose’s focus on sustainability has also inspired additional efforts in the surrounding community. “There’s no question it has helped our ambitious sustainability goals by allowing more people to live and work near major transit,” Friedson observes. “It’s also led us to invest in ‘complete streets’ —bicycle lanes and sidewalks that are wide, safe and attractive, and roads where the priority is safety over vehicle throughput,” he adds.


The Pike & Rose neighborhood features advanced stormwater management that starts at the top, with green roofs on the majority of its buildings, complemented with silva cells underneath the sidewalks to handle runoff. The solar panels on top of the garage generate most of the power for the structure, and there is a massive electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“The LEED Neighborhood Development certification is rarely seen at other REIT investment projects, and there are only a few dozen in the world,” Papillon says, in reference to garnering the sustainable design distinction.

Specific to Pike & Rose are solar installations, native and sustainable landscaping, bike sharing, electric vehicle stations, and access to multi-modal transportation. Another unique feature—one of the largest rooftop farms in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Farm at Pike & Rose premiered in 2018 and provides 17,000 square-feet of green space and garden area adjacent to one of Pike & Rose’s residential buildings. The Farm cultivates a variety of crops to sell to residents and the community.

“All of these elements reflect what our community and our customers are looking for and help not only from an environmental standpoint but demonstrate that we care about the community where we live and work every day,” Papillon says.

Pike & Rose’s focus on sustainability has also inspired additional efforts in the surrounding community. “There’s no question it has helped our ambitious sustainability goals by allowing more people to live and work near major transit,” Friedson observes. “It’s also led us to invest in ‘complete streets’ —bicycle lanes and sidewalks that are wide, safe and attractive, and roads where the priority is safety over vehicle throughput,” he adds.

Read the rest of the wonderful article here.

Bark Social dog park and lounge expected to open in October

From Bethesda Beat

Bark Social, a coffee bar and beer garden that welcomes humans and dogs, plans to open in Pike & Rose in late October.

The membership-based dog park and lounge will offer food and drinks for customers and their canines. In the morning, it will serve coffee and encourage patrons to work on their laptops.

The evening “Yappy Hour” will offer beer and stream sports games.

Co-founders Luke Silverman and Jeff Kurtzman secured a liquor license last week. On Monday, the business received its final building permits.

Read the rest of the article at Bethesda Beat.

Pike & Rose Restaurant News

Congratulations to Kusshi Sushi the winner of the Taste of Moco bracket challenge for Best Sushi.

Also, as reported by the MoCo Show, the founders of Cava, Cava Mezze, and Julii are bringing their newest concept to Pike & Rose. Melina, named after Chef Dimitri Moshovitis’ daughter, will open in the 909 Rose office building across from REI.

The Greek restaurant will have a “vegetable-forward” menu that includes salt-baked beets with roasted lemon Greek yogurt and a pork belly gyro on homemade pita, according to a press release from Federal Realty.

Moshovitis (Quince Orchard HS) joins partners Ted Xenohristos (Paint Branch HS) and Ike Grigoropoulos (Gaithersburg HS) in bringing their second restaurant to the Pike & Rose development, following the success of their French concept Julii. The MoCo natives first opened Cava Mezze in Traville Gateway in 2006 and the first Cava in Bethesda Row in 2011.

Pike & Rose Farm Produces 20,000 pounds of produce

From WJLA-TV

At 17,000 square feet, the Farm at Pike & Rose is the largest rooftop farm in the Washington Metro area and Mid-Atlantic region. Its first crops were planted in March. Most produce grown travels no more than a few blocks from farm to table.

The company turned the space into a productive agricultural site growing greens, root vegetables, herbs, tomatoes, peppers and more. Produce grown at the Farm at Pike & Rose is distributed through a Farm Membership Program.

Up Top Acres first partnered with Federal Realty on a 7,000-square-foot rooftop farm at Bethesda Row, bringing fresh produce to Jaleo Bethesda and other local restaurants. After two successful growing seasons, the company expanded this sustainability initiative to Pike & Rose.

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