Such a fabulous event honoring Barnaby Zall and Evan Goldman

Wow — what a wonderful celebration of the Fathers of the Pike District and two of the Founders of Friends of White Flint, Barnaby Zall and Evan Goldman! It was an SRO crowd to honor these two amazing men. Thank you to our gold sponsor Linowes and Blocher who helped make this an evening to remember.

 

How gorgeous is BF Saul’s Building A?

Last week at a public meeting and a couple of days ago at the White Flint Implementation Committee meeting, BF Saul introduced the public to their plans for their site located on the west side of Rockville Pike between Marinelli and Nicholson (where the McDonald’s currently offers Big Macs and nuggets.) And now, we’re happy to share these drawings with you.

Building A is heading for site plan approval and boasts 330 dwelling units (rental units) as well as 15,000 square feet of non-residential space. The architects aimed to maximize pedestrian feel with an iconic pedestrian plaza. Building A features a green roof and neutral colors. A low water feature will create white noise so outdoor diners won’t be disturbed by the cars driving on the Pike. The water feature is designed to be equally attractive in the winter when it’s too cold to run water. Building A will be anywhere from 210′ to 260′ away from the Grand.

And now, without further delay, the drawings of Building A!

 

Pike & Rose Slider Smackdown

What a fun Slider Smackdown it was — and congrats to  the official winner of the 2015 Slider Smackdown, Del Friscos Grill! The esteemed guest judges were Jai Williams, editor of Girl Meets Food, Michael Woestehoff of The Washington Lobbyist and County Councilmember Sidney Katz.

The Pike & Rose Slider Smackdown and Block Party brought together Pike & Rose’s collection of renowned restaurants and retailers for a day, featuring a slider competitions and food tastings, including &pizza, City Perch, Del Frisco’s Grill, Roti, Summer House, Stella Barra and Friends of White Flint members La Madeline and ShopHouse. Guests voted on their favorites while enjoying live music from AMP by Strathmore and fabulous sidewalk sales.

A fun-filled Grill Night at Wall Park

Check out these happy photos from last night’s very fun, very successful, first-ever Grill Night at Wall Park. More than 75 people enjoyed music, food, and s’mores in our own Wall Park.  You won’t want to miss the next two Wall Park Grill Nights July 21 and August 18. (And a huge thank you to Montgomery Parks, Communities for Transit, and White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee for all their hard work organizing Grill Night.)

Ride to Work Day

We were thrilled to be part of Bike to Work Day! We joined lots of bicyclists and community members at the NRC pit stop. What a great way to start the day.