We just received word that Heckman’s Deli in Bethesda has been sold.
The sign on the door states that the new owner will continue to sell beer and wine and will switch to Ethiopian food going forward.
Located at 4914 Cordell Ave, Heckman’s has been a fairly popular deli in Bethesda for the last four years.
iPic provides one of the most amazing movie experiences you can be a part of and this coming Tuesday (5/8/18), they’ll be letting teachers get a sample of the experience by offering FREE premium tickets.
iPic will be hosting their Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday, 5/8/18, by offering teachers a free premium ticket (not a premium plus ticket).
Just go to www.iPic.com to view showtimes and make sure you bring your valid teacher ID (seating based on availability and offer cannot be retrieved online).
Check out the iPic experience at the MoCo location here: www.mocoshow.com/blog/moco-date-night-an-evening-at-ipic
When Yamas Mediterranean Grill in Bethesda closed a few months back it was known that a local Greek restaurant would take over the spot.
It turns out that it will be The Big Greek Cafe taking over the old Yamas location at 4806 Rugby Ave. in Bethesda.
This will be the fourth location for the popular Greek restaurant that currently has restaurants in Rockville, Kensington, and Silver Spring.
Earlier today, their Instagram account posted the picture below.
Per the Pike & Rose press release:
The Block (theblockva.com) food hall (popular with its first location in Annandale, VA) is crossing the river and coming to North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose.
Its MoCo location will introduce The Block’s Asian flavors to the neighborhood in 2019.
The 8,500 square foot The Block, located at 967 Rose Avenue, will feature an innovative space with communal tables and will offer diners Asian street food, Taiwanese Snocream, Hawaiian poke bowls by Pokéworks and more.
MoCo To Launch “Stay Alert, Stay Alive” Campaign To Educate Drivers And Pedestrians About Avoiding Distractions
This morning mymcmedia tweeted that Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett, will be announcing an education and enforcement effort regarding distracted driving and walking. It’ll be called “Stay Alert, Stay Alive.”
WTOP reported that 65 drivers were pulled over for distracted driving at the intersection of River and Goldsboro Roads on Wednesday morning in one of many scheduled stings lined up for MoCo.
A few weeks ago the Maryland House of Delegates approves a bill that increases the max penalty for using a cell phone while driving to $500 (there’s currently a tiered fine system with maximum fines of $75 for first offense, $125 for second offenses, and $175 for third offenses). It must still pass through the Maryland Senate before it can become a law.
Governor Larry Hogan proposed the addition of toll lanes along I-270 and the beltway last year. His 7.5 billion dollar plan will be the subject of two open houses scheduled for later this month in MoCo.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
6:30-8:30pm on Thursday, April 19th.
Clarksburg High School
6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, April 18th.
Redwood Restaurant & Bar will not be re-opening.
Bethesda Blogger, Robert Dyer, reported this morning that Redwood has officially closed at Bethesda Row.
The restaurant has been closed since January, with repair work being done on an alleged pipe burst that forced the restaurant to shut down.
Dyer also reports that Thelo Greek Grill (“Thelo” means “I want” in Greek) will open in the old Bistro LaZeez location in Bethesda. Thelo Greek Grill will serve traditional Greek food and is expected to open on April 20th, 2018.
The Chevy Chase trailside shop has moved to 11610 Rockville Pike - conveniently located at the beginning of the Bethesda Trolley Trail in Rockville.
Construction on the Purple Line has closed the Georgetown Branch of the Capitol Crescent Trail for the next 5 years. City Bikes has had the privilege to serve the Chevy Chase community for the last 15 years, and they plan on returning to Chevy Chase Lakes area once the trail is rebuilt.
In the meantime, you can visit their nearby Rockville or Tenleytown locations. The Tenleytown shop is at 4810 Wisconsin Ave N.W.
H&R Retail represented the LL in this transaction.
A few months back we reported on the Washington Business Journal article that quoted Chaps Pit Beef owner, Bob Creager, as nearing a deal to bring the Baltimore style BBQ spot to Rockville. We reached out for an update and were told that “Rockville doesn’t look like it’s going to happen at this time.”
That article can be found here: www.mocoshow.com/blog/chaps-pit-beef-in-talks-to-come-to-moco
In the article we mentioned that a Frederick location will be opening soon. We spoke with the owner of the Frederick location and found out that he is a MoCo native.
Josh VerStandig was raised in Bethesda and Poolesville. He and his brother, Mac VerStandig, grew up in households that centered around family barbecues and cookouts. Josh tells me grilling and barbecue is in his blood, so when he found out Chaps was franchising it only made sense for them to get involved.
He chose Frederick because there isn’t as much competition when it comes to barbecue and because Chaps is pretty well known in the area.
The restaurant will be located in the Westview South Shopping Center at 4969 Westview Dr. Frederick, MD. That’s about 20 miles north of the central MoCo.
Josh and Mac VerStandig plan on opening Chaps Pit Beef in Frederick in late May.
Below you’ll see some samples of the food that’s available at Chaps, courtesy of their Facebook page.
Whitman principal, Alan Goodwin, surprisingly announced his retirement to staff and students yesterday, according to The Black & White.
Goodwin has been an MCPS employee for 43 years, spending the last 19 years as part of the Whitman administration (14 of them as principal). He began his MCPS career as an English teacher at Springbrook High School.
A replacement is expected to be named by the end of April.
Full Black & White story: theblackandwhite.net/59160/news/goodwin-to-retire-after-14-years-as-principal-43-in-mcps/