Danish chain JOE & THE JUICE will open a new juice bar and coffee concept at Bethesda’s Wildwood Shopping Center this summer.
The 1,900 square-foot store will be located between Sanctuary Interior Design and Irresistibles. This follows on last week’s announcement that Bethesda Bagels, featuring handmade NY-style bagels, will open this summer.
The 1,800 square-foot store will be located near CVS and solidcore and will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday
It has been confirmed that Matchbox will be taking over the American Tap Room location in Bethesda (7278 Woodmont Ave.). It’s expected to open this summer.
Thompson Hospitality, the restaurant group that owns Matchbox (as well as American Tap Room), decided to close their Silver Spring Hen Quarter location this past October. That Matchbox location is expected to next month.
Matchbox currently has a location in MoCo on Rockville Pike.
Philz Coffee, known for brewing “One Cup at a Time,” is opening its first location in Maryland on Wednesday, December 19 in Bethesda Row. Philz Coffee crafts a perfect cup of coffee to meet everyone’s individual taste. The 2,535-square-foot store is located at 7247 Bethesda Avenue next to Mon Ami Gabi and will be open daily from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Founded more than 25 years ago by Phil Jaber, Philz Coffee has more than 55 stores across California and the Washington, DC region. With more than 20 unique, customized blends created by Phil, there are four million ways to enjoy Philz Coffee, each handcraft to the customer’s request.
A full service-coffee bar, Philz grinds the coffee beans and upon request mixes in the cream and sugar, making the drinks true “cups of love.” There aren’t lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, or pre-brews and the recommended first cup is “Philz Way” – medium sweet with cream.
Philz also features tasty treats such as hot breakfast items (Green Chile & Cheese Burrito and Bacon & Cheese Burrito), scones and muffins, cookies and bars, bagels and handmade toast options. They also offer tea, spices, coffee by the pound and gifts.
Philz Coffee is also in Adams Morgan, The Yards and Dupont Circle.
Philz Coffee’s mission is to “better people’s day”. The company buys the highest quality green beans, donates to Food4Farms and World Coffee Research. Philz also offers opportunities for office coffee programs and is available at grocery stores.
Last week I was told by mall security that a 7-Eleven would be opening in the mall.
The concierge was able to confirm and informed me that it’ll be opening in the food court where the Smile Direct Club vending machine is currently located (across from Chick Fil A).
We’re told it’s likely to open in early 2019.
Frozen Stuff on a Stick Officially Opened this Black Friday at Montgomery Mall (located just off the food court near Chick Fil A).
Joel Rogozinski, a graduate of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, and his fiancée Holly Bagwell opened their first location in an outdoor mall in Purcellville, VA this past August and wanted to take the opposite approach by opening an indoor location late this fall.
Holly saw a craft pop store as a teen in Alabama and wanted to open something similar ever since. This past April they put together a trailer and started attending events, selling their homemade pops as vendors. Just four months later they opened their first shop.
The couple plans to have at least five locations by the end of next summer and they have their eyes on a few possible MoCo future MoCo locations.
All of the flavors are created by Holly, using fresh and natural ingredients. Their most popular flavors include blackberry lemonade and cookies & cream, but they have unique flavors like pineapple jalapeño, strawberry balsamic, and honey almond banana butter as well.
Below you’ll see a few images of their Montgomery Mall location and their seasonal pumpkin spice pop, which tasted great!
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Virtual Insanity Arcade is coming to Montgomery Mall, on the upper level across from the Apple store.
This is going to be completely different than those pods you’ve seen in many malls. Your experience at one of their 8 stations will be far more authentic than most of the VR available in shopping malls.
You’ll be able to purchase 10, 20, 30, or 60 minute packs to play games that include google paint, mini-golf, boxing, walking on a plank across a skyscraper, a haunted house, and a lot more.
Though they don’t have an exact opening day, they are expecting to open very soon, and are hoping to do so by the end of the month.
La Madeleine in Bethesda has closed temporarily, as reported by Robert Dyer this morning.
There have been rumblings that it will be closing permanently, but an employee from their Gaithersburg location told me “it should be open again in a couple weeks.”
The Bethesda location is just one of two left in Montgomery County, along with the Gaithersburg location in Downtown Crown.
A few weeks back I ran into a former student who suffered from alopecia. I hadn’t seen him in nearly a decade, but one of the first things he did was ask me if I liked his hair.
He told me that he recently went to a place in Bethesda that was able to use a procedure called SMP (scalp micropigmentation) to make it appear as though he had a full head of hair.
It looked great, and I could tell how happy and excited he was. He told me the place was called Scalp Allure and I knew I had to check it out.
I called Scalp Allure and spoke with owner, Daniel Yerenburg. We set up a time for me to stop by and see what this was all about.
Scalp Allure is located in a quiet office building in Bethesda (10411 Motor City Drive, just behind Montgomery Mall). Daniel has been there for 5 years. In that time, he has completed over 5,000 procedures and claims a 100% satisfaction rate.
He moved to the United States with his family when he was just a kid, back in 1989. In the early 90s his family moved to Gaithersburg and Daniel has been there ever since (he’s a 1997 graduate of Gaithersburg High School).
Daniel began his battle with hair loss when he was just 18. He even joined the hair club for men, but didn’t know if having to worry about a hair piece was any better than being bald, so he shaved his head completely.
He ended up finding out about scalp micropigmentation online and went to a local tattoo artist. It was a big mistake. Daniel ended up with a blue head filled with massive dots. He later got this fixed in New York, but he knew he found something he was passionate about and wanted to change lives the same way his was changed.
After being trained in New York he came back to the area and began performing the scalp micropigmentation procedures himself.
Of his 5,000 procedures have been, approximately 85% have been men, but he has worked on hundreds of women as well. In addition to clients with thinning hair, he’s executed procedures on clients with alopecia, scars from injuries, surgical scars, cancer patients, and almost any type of hair loss you can think of.
Daniel prides himself on being able to complete these procedures with minimal pain. He says the feeling is more of a slight discomfort than pain and that he’s never had to stop a procedure due to pain.
The procedures are semi-permanent and require touch-ups every five years or so. Without any touch-ups, he estimates the procedures would last about a decade or longer.
His patients have included over a dozen doctors, CIA agents, dancers, teachers, mma fighters, and a lot more.
More than anything, he loves being able to give people the confidence that hair loss has caused them.www.instagram.com/danielyerenburg
You can check out the official Scalp Allure website, or join one of his many followers on Instagram where he highlights hundreds of his procedures.
Big Greek Cafe Bethesda (4806 Rugby Ave) will be hosting their Grand Opening event tomorrow and will offer a FREE GYRO for all customers from 11am-4pm on Monday, August 20th, 2018 (limit 1 gyro per customer).
I’m Greek and I fully approve of the gyros!
TacoArepa, Bold Bite, 202 Donuts & Coffee, and 202 Next Door In Bethesda Are Now All Closed Permanently
Last week we tweeted about the closing of Bold Bite, a burger, hotdog, and salad restaurant in Bethesda, after we were sent a photo of the empty restaurant.
Today, Bethesda Beat reported that Alonso and Alvaro Roche will close their other Bethesda restaurants– TacoArepa, 202 Donuts & Coffee, and 202 Next Door.
Bold Bite gained popularity when it was located next to Blackfinn on Fairmont Avenue. The restaurant moved to 4903 Cordell Avenue with an expanded menu, and remained there until closing last week.
The Roche brothers cited failed negotiations with property management as the the reason for their restaurants closing.