On March 14th, MCPS releases their Analysis of Potential Holding Centers for Northwood High School.
In this proposed solution Northwood High School students would relocate to Woodward High School (where Tilden Middle School is currently located on Old Georgetown Rd.) for the 2023-2024 school year. Northwood High School is 6.9 miles away from Woodward High School.
Northwood students would return to Northwood in September 2025 as final site work activities continue through summer 2026.
Woodward High School would then re-open in September 2025 as a comprehensive high school. It would provide relief to Walter Johnson High School and other High schools from the Downcounty Consortium (DCC), which includes Albert Einstein High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Montgomery Blair High School, Wheaton High School and Northwood High School.
Enrollment at Walter Johnson is expected to jump from 2,728 in 2020-2021 to over 3,000 students by the 2024-2025 school year. Due to the increased enrollment, Walter Johnson could receive between 25 and 40 relocatable classrooms.
Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant that serves various types of salads, is opening this Monday, 3/18 in Pike & Rose, according to a sign on the door.
The restaurant chain has seen a fairly rapid expansion since opening their first location just 11 years ago.
They currently have almost 100 stores nationwide and the new Pike & Rose location will be the third in Montgomery County (Bethesda and Silver Spring locations).
Make sure to bring your credit card– Sweetgreen doesn’t accept cash.
Yamachan started over a decade ago as a Japanese raw noodle manufacturer that is operated under Japanese management in Northern California. They have restaurants in California as well as the Tidewater area of Virginia, and opened this summer in Rockville Town Center.
Their Rockville restaurant, located at 201 E. Middle Lane in Rockville Town Center, is now known as Sushi King and will offer made-to-order, all-you-can-eat sushi. Lunch will cost $16.99 and dinner will cost $22.99.The restaurant will still offer ramen.
The attached Pearl Lady Tea remains unchanged.
Pearl Lady has operated in Japan since 2009 and refers to themselves as "Japan's #1 Bubble Tea."
Lab Cafe, a bubble tea cafe in Rockville Town Square, has closed permanently.
The cafe last almost two years after opening in the summer of 2017 at 101 Gibbs Street.
The location has now been home to Lab Cafe, Ev & Maddy’s, No. 82 Steak Out, and Tippy’s Taco House since 2012.
This news was relayed to us by reader, Alex Chan, and confirmed by The MoCoShow today.
TBaar North Bethesda has announced they’ll be opening this spring at 5540B Randolph Rd in the Montrose Shopping Center near MoM’s Organic Market.
TBaar started out in New York in 2006 and has since expanded to over 20 locations in over 7 states. They offer bubble tea, smoothies, fresh juice, fruit tea, and more, all while using 100% fresh fruit and vegetable juice (no water, no ice, and no sugar added).
Lebanese Taverna at Congressional Plaza closed on Sunday, February 17 and will move a few doors down reopening as LEBTAV, its new fast-casual concept. LEBTAV will open the end of February.
Decorated in a vibrant, patterned tile mosaic décor, LEBTAV will be located next to Ulta and will have an expanded outdoor eating area next to Modern Market. The other LEBTAV location is in Annapolis at Festival at Riva.
The Silver Spring Lebanese Taverna in Downtown Silver Spring will be relocating in the spring and opening as a LEBTAV. More LEBTAV locations will open in the DC metro area later this year.
You may remember seeing the teaser on The MoCoShow Instagram page a few days back– Bambu, a Vietnamese dessert and beverage spot, is coming to Rockville!
Bambu specializes in Chè– the Vietnamese word for homemade beverages, dessert drinks, and puddings. Their Chè is made to order using freshly cut coconut water or daily prepared coconut milk combined with select exotic, healthy, and delicious ingredients.
In addition to their chè, they offer various coffee and tea based drinks. Their menu is available here.
Bambu will be located at 12242 Rockville Pike across from Jared. There is no word yet on the exact opening date, but as you can see in the images below...they’re very close to being ready to open!
Special thanks to Deborah Lee for introducing us to Bambu.
Per Pike & Rose:
Federal Realty announced today that modern furniture and home décor destination, West Elm, will be opening in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose in between Pinstripes and The Block.
The 11,572-square-foot store is scheduled to open fall 2019 and will be West Elm’s third location in the Washington, DC metro area.
WalletHub, a D.C. based personal finance website that has branched into producing research reports and surveys on topics with varying degrees of relevance to personal finance, has come out with their 2019 ‘Most and Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in America’ list.
Each area was examined based on ethnicity, race, language, and birthplace. Though Jersey City, NJ, came in first, four MoCo areas were included in the top 10.
Gaithersburg came in 2nd, Germantown came in 3rd, Silver Spring came in 4th, and Rockville was 9th.
Check out the whole list here.
storereporter.comJerry’s in Fallsgrove planned to close back in August of 2017 before adding a year to their lease and staying open an extra year.
They closed a few months back and last week Store Reporter announced that Jersey Mike’s will be moving in.
We heard back from the Fallsgrove shopping center who confirmed the report and told us there’s no opening day at the time, but that it’s “probably in a couple months.”