Shops & Businesses

July 28, 2019

Westwood Shopping Center

Project Update and Timing Anyone living along The Avenue is likely aware of and tracking the upcoming development of the Westwood Shopping Center—an unfolding saga that has captured the attention of the surrounding communities and sparked many a debate. Our clients have often inquired as to what we know about the status of the project. Here’s what we’ve learned. While the process of development and approval has been a long […]
January 27, 2016

Chase Away the Winter Blues in Bethesda

After the epic blizzard, Snowzilla, last weekend many Bethesda residents are experiencing cabin fever!  We found today that a delectable dessert like Lemon Almond Cake at Praline Bakery in Bethesda chased the blues away! Sick of the melting snow everywhere?  There’s nothing like a sunny slice of heaven melting in your mouth to make your day a little brighter.  We highly recommend a slice…or maybe the whole cake!   Praline Bakery is located […]
March 31, 2015

The Westbard Vision

Equity One, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust specializing in neighborhood retail shopping centers, acquired Westbard Shopping Center, Westwood Center II, Westwood Towers, Springhouse by Manor Care, Bowlmor Lanes and two Citgo gas stations on Westbard Avenue in Bethesda.  The properties stretch over 22 acres. The company states that their mission is to create a “modern, comfortable gathering space offering convenient shopping and dining integrated with community spaces, green places and a […]
April 11, 2014

Spring Has Arrived in Bethesda!

As the sweet smell of cinnamon and sugar wafted around me this evening on Woodmont Avenue, I realized that spring has indeed finally arrived in Bethesda!  Rita’s Crepes is open for business!  Now the hard part…how to choose just one!
October 5, 2013

Top 5 Things to do in Bethesda in October

October is, in my opinion, the most wonderful time of the year.  It started at a young age for me…my birthday is in October.  At my current age however, that is no longer a good thing.  Yet the month remains my favorite of the year!  Football season is in full swing, the weather is wonderful, the leaves are changing color, Oktoberfests abound, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie and all things […]
August 10, 2013

Date Night at Whole Foods Bethesda

Have you ever tried to find a parking spot in Bethesda at 7 PM on a Friday night?  You may have better luck with the lottery!  After an unsuccessful double pass around the garage on Bethesda Ave and a precarious pass up and down a few streets weaving around pedestrians, we decided this evening to set out for less dense surroundings and an alternative plan for dinner. We found ourselves […]
July 13, 2013

Belly Up to the Chocolate Bar in Bethesda

UPDATE: Max Brenner Chocolate is no longer in Bethesda.  Check out the new business in that space on Woodmont Avenue. Looking for a fun date night idea or a unique venue for a birthday party?  A new and original bar coming to Bethesda Row has the solution.  Unlike Max Brenner’s other restaurants in Philadelphia and New York, this new location has been dubbed a chocolate bar and will be serving […]
March 5, 2013

Step into History while you Enjoy a Sandwich

One of the great benefits of living in Bethesda is the proximity to Washington D.C. and all that the Metro area has to offer.  Today reminded me of that perk.  Brian and I were out touring homes for sale during Tuesday Broker’s Open Houses in Bethesda and afterward popped into Spring Valley for lunch.  We decided to grab a bite at Wagshal’s Delicatessen located at 4855 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC […]
April 8, 2011

Day 97: Blue Mercury – The Oracle of Beauty

Calling all beauty junkies…or wanna-be junkies, like me!  If you ever thought to yourself, ‘I need something for my skin, hair or body to improve this, that or the other thing, but I don’t know what to get’, well then Blue Mercury is your answer. Blue Mercury offers two Bethesda locations including 7105 Bethesda Lane (Bethesda Row) and another in the Wildwood Shopping Center off Old Georgetown Rd.  Although the company is […]