Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Headliners include Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Marcus Johnson and the Butch Warren Sextet.
A new blues and jazz music venue on Wisconsin Avenue will soon open its doors, and the club has announced which acts will be the first to take the stage. The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club is set to open March 1, and the musical groups lined up range from country to jazz to swing. Headliners announced on the club's website include Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Marcus Johnson and the Butch Warren Sextet. The Bethesda Blues and Jazz orchestra is also highlighted on the lineup. Country singer and Potomac native Maggie Rose will headline the club March 8 and 9. Tickets range from $10 for the blues club orchestra and swing nights up to $35 and $40 for bigger name shows like Maggie Rose and Irvin Mayfield. Director of …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The re-developed office building at 7550 Wisconsin Avenue marks Bethesda's first new commerical office property in more than ten years, according to developers.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set to mark the completion of a newly re-developed office building at 7550 Wisconsin Avenue. A "glass-breaking" ceremony in November of 2011 marked the launch of the project at the 120,000 square foot building, spearheaded by Akridge and Rockwood Capital, LLC. According to developers, the space is Bethesda's first new commerical office property in more than ten years. The building once housed offices of the National Institutes of Health. Developers are also aiming for LEED gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, which rates environmentally-friendly structures. Read more about the building's green features at Bethesda Green. “In spite of being a sort of model child in terms of mixed use, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The long-awaited re-incarnation of the Bethesda restaurant is complete, Bethesda Magazine reports.
Wisconsin Avenue mainstay Persimmon has re-opened after a renovation, Bethesda Magazine reports. Chef and owner Damian Salvatore shuttered the restaurant in July to transform the eatery into a "casual, neighborhood bistro" modeled after Wild Tomato, Salvatore's restaurant in Cabin John, according to Bethesda Magazine. The new Persimmon boasts a brighter look and new menu items with lower prices, according to the report, but Salvatore still will serve up his signature pecan-crusted barbecue lamb. Read the full story at Bethesda Magazine's website.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A Harris Teeter spokeswoman says the grocery chain has signed a lease for a space in the mixed-use development planned for 8300 Wisconsin Ave.
Grocery chain Harris Teeter has finalized a lease for a space in a new mixed-use development project at 8300 Wisconsin Ave., according to a company spokeswoman. Developers StonebridgeCarras are planning a nine-story, mixed-use residential and commercial building at the 1.6-acre site at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Battery Lane, formerly the Trillium property. Developers have said the project will include a partially below-grade grocery store with an entrance planned for a plaza at the corner of Battery and Wisconsin avenues, but Stonebridge principal Jane Mahaffie would not confirm that the grocery tenant is Harris Teeter. "StonebridgeCarras is not prepared to announce anything related to 8300 Wisconsin," Mahaffie wrote in an email …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Work is expected to continue through the morning rush, according to WSSC.
Two southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue remain closed near Bradley Boulevard as WSSC crews work to repair an eight-inch water main that broke Wednesday night. WSSC spokeswoman Kira Lewis said the water main broke around 7 p.m., and crews were able to shut off water to the main around 8:40 p.m. No water service customers in the area were affected, Lewis said. Two of the three southbound lanes on Wisconsin were closed between Dorset Avenue and Wisconsin Circle, Lewis said.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Postal patrons can now park in the Adagio garage and have their tickets validated, The Gazette reports.
Patrons of Bethesda's new downtown post office are now able to park in the Adagio garage and have their parking tickets validated, The Gazette reports this week. The garage is located at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Bradley Boulevard, beneath the Adagio condominium complex, PetSmart and CVS. The United States Postal Service has been criticized by the community and U.S. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D) for opening the new Wisconsin Avenue post office with no dedicated parking. USPS closed the two downtown Bethesda post offices at 7001 Arlington Rd. and 7400 Wisconsin Ave. and consolidated them at the new location at 6900 Wisconsin Ave. early this summer. Without parking, however, postal patrons were forced to hunt for metered spots or …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A sidewalk on the eastern side of Wisconsin Avenue between Bethesda and Friendship Heights has long been part of the master plan, council president says.
The impending end to more than 50 trees along Wisconsin Avenue to make room for a sidewalk has been making headlines. But, the 'Green Mile'—the tree-lined, eastern side of Wisconsin Avenue (a state highway) between Friendship Heights and Bethesda—has been marked for a sidewalk for many years, explained Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner to Patch. "We take our master plan very seriously, and it was something that was thought to be a very important pedestrian link. It is part of our master plan. So, it's hard to say that the state highway has done something wrong in going forward with the sidewalk." The sidewalk, as currently planned, will be about 8 feet wide. The Maryland State Highway Administration's plans carefully mark…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Spencer Razick's work chosen for "Tunnel Vision," a new public art display in the pedestrian tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue.
Though he’s heading off to pursue an art career in New York, a graduating Walter Johnson High School senior is leaving his mark at home through his work. Spencer Razick, 17, of Kensington, was selected to have his artwork hung in a public art display in the pedestrian tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue near the Bethesda Metro Station. “Tunnel Vision,” as the exhibition is known, was unveiled during a reception this month. It features the work of 12 artists, whose work was chosen from a pool of more than 200 submissions. Razick was chosen as a young artist. Intended to beautify and brighten up a once dark and dreary tunnel, the exhibition was funded by more than $50,000 in private sponsorships from Montgomery County and businesses in and …