The former Lemon Twist spot (8530 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD) near Manoli Canoli in Chevy Chase Lake will have a new occupant this fall: a Thos. Somerville bath and kitchen showroom, Bethesda Magazine reported.
That space has been "empty for nearly [two years], ever since Lemon Twist shuttered that location and moved into to a much smaller store across Connecticut Avenue," Marty Chase reported for Chevy Chase Patch last summer.
Back then, Mark Rittenberg, a principal and one of the three founders of AMR Commercial LLC—the leasing broker for the space in the Lake West Shopping Center (owned by The Chevy Chase Land Company) into which Thos. Somerville will move, said his Bethesda-based firm was in the final stages of negotiations with two retailers.
Asked if the new tenant would be a retailer or a restaurant, he said that “it would definitely be retail," Patch reported.
Rittenberg told Bethesda Magazine that work has already begun on the space, and that it should be open by the fall.
"The new showroom will offer design services for bath and kitchen, and display upscale hardware and fixtures by names like Aqueous, Grohe, Kohler, BainUltra as well as cabinetry by Yorktowne," Bethesda Magazine added.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to correctly note the owner and leasing broker of the Lake West Shopping Center.