March 8, 2011

Day 67: 'The Real Thing' – Honest Tea!

Barry Nalebuff and Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea in Bethesda in early 1998.  Barry, an MBA professor at the Yale School of Management, and Seth Goldman, one of Barry’s students, had worked on a case study on the beverage industry when Seth was earning his MBA degree. The two recognized that there was a missing market segment in the beverage industry between water and super sugary soft drinks.  Fast forward […]
March 6, 2011

Day 65: "My Day" by Eleanor Roosevelt

The date is December 12, 1938 and Eleanor Roosevelt has spent some time thinking about the Bethesda Post Office – at least so she writes in her “blog.”  You can see her notes at the White House Historical Association website.  Eleanor visited the Treasury Department’s Procurement Division that day to take a look at the murals that were being done for the Bethesda Post Office.  There was a competition for the work and […]
March 4, 2011

Day 63: The Little Farm Women that Could

“In Bethesda, Maryland, in the fringe of Washington, stands an institution as distinctively American as the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, but it is not included in the list of sights worth seeing in the Capital. Yet thousands of Washingtonians visit it every week and hold it in warm regard.”  This statement was published in the October 1937 issue of “Women’s Home Companion” referring to The Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market, now more […]
February 2, 2011

Day 33: Heavenly Rights

Thank god for all the lawyers!  As a real estate agent I know all too well that this town would not be the thriving economic powerhouse it is today without the high paying lawyers who help fuel the local economy.  There are no lawyer jokes allowed at our house.  Bethesda is also known in legal circles for a unique piece of real estate that utilizes the concept of “air rights.”  […]
February 1, 2011

Day 32: Mall Monkey Business

I can’t help it.  I like going to the mall.  I still call it Montgomery Mall and I know the owners want me to call it Westfield Montgomery. Branding Schmanding.  Montgomery Mall is located at 7101 Democracy Boulevard just off Interstate 270 and Democracy.  My favorite place to park is just outside the second level of Nordstrom (you have to weave your way through the garage to get there).  My […]