Tuesday, January 15, 2013
After 28 years in business the store will close by the end of the month, employees say.
A sign announcing the retirement of Pirjo Jaffe greets customers walking past the eponymously named high-end Bethesda Row boutique. “After 28 years Pirjo is retiring. It has been a great run. I thank all old and new customers for your loyal patronage over the years,” the sign reads. Pirjo carries numerous European brands, offering women's clothing including dresses, skirts, blouses, slacks, jackets, sunglasses, scarves, jewelry and handbags. The popular store has been featured in several best-of lists over the years, including the Washingtonian. According to employees the store will close by the end of the month, unless closing sales wipe the store's shelves and hangers clean before then.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Trail users will no longer be detoured near the construction site.
The Capital Crescent Trail has re-opened on its original path near the Lot 31 construction site, according to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. Trail users were being detoured around the original path as construction crews worked to complete an overhead protection structure on the trail. Now that the overhead strucure has been completed, trail users can once again use the original path. Seeding and mulching alongside the trail has also been completed.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Check out what's on tap this year at the Bethesda Row Hanukkah Spectacular and the Cabin John Shopping Center menorah lighting.
Balloon menorahs, live music, hot latkes and celebrities will lead the 5th annual Bethesda Row Hanukkah show this year. Katie Balloons, balloon artist and star of the TLC series The Unpoppables, will join Rabbi Sender Geisinsky of the Chabad of Bethesda-Chevy Chase to host "Chanukah Balloonarama" at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Bethesda Lane. The event is free and open to the public and includes a balloon show with souvenirs for children, live music, hot latkes, chocolate coins and more, according to a press release. Meanwhile, the Cabin John Shopping Center in Potomac will host a community Hanukkah menorah lighting celebration titled "Light the Night," from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature Eric Energy's Haunukah Science …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Bethesda Row's Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15 percent of purchases made from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday to the outreach group.
This holiday season, many of us are thinking about ways to help out the community's needy and ways to give back to friends and family with the perfect gift. Thursday, you can do both at the same time by shopping at Bethesda Row's Ten Thousand Villages. The shop will donate 15 percent of all purchases made from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 to Bethesda Cares, a local advocacy group that works to help and house the community's homeless. The group offers services to those living on the street in Montgomery County and Washington, DC. It also helps needy residents with eviction prevention and works towards permanent housing for the homeless, many of which have been living on Bethesda's streets for years. The group recently helped house a 72-year-old …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Check out what's on tap this year at the Bethesda Row Hanukkah Spectacular.
Balloon menorahs, live music, hot latkes and celebrities will lead the 5th annual Bethesda Row Hanukkah show this year. Katie Balloons, balloon artist and star TLC series The Unpoppables, will join Rabbi Sender Geisinsky of the Chabad of Bethesda-Chevy Chase to host ‘Chanukah Balloonarama’ at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Bethesda Lane. The event is free and open to the public and includes a balloon show with souvenirs for children, live music, hot latkes, chocolate coins and more, according to a press release. According to Rabbi Geisineky, the balloon theme was chosen to reflect the uplifting story of Hanukkah, an event commemorating the victory of Jewish fighters, known as the Maccabees, over the great Syrian-Greek army. This year, Hanukkah begins…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Bethesda Lane storefront served as a temporary location for the menswear guideshop, which will re-locate to Washington, DC after the holidays.
As quickly as it came, Bethesda Row’s newest menswear store Bonobos is on its way out. Bonobos opened its guideshop in early November, taking the spot of the recently departed Urban Chic on Bethesda Lane. When it opened, the company intended for the Bethesda Lane storefront to serve as a temporary location for the shop before relocating it to Washington, DC, according to the store’s senior public relations manager, Gina DiPietro. The guideshop will remain in that location for one more month -- until Dec. 25 -- before moving to its new location in DC. “The Bethesda Guideshop will be open through the holidays -- end of December -- and then will relocate to a DC location in January,” DiPietro told Patch in an email. “Exact location is to be …
Get a photo of your puppy with Santa and donate to charity this weekend on Bethesda Row.
For a donation to Canines For Veterans, you and your pet can get a holiday photo worthy of this year's greeting cards. Santa will sit for photos from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Bethesda Lane. For a $10 donation family dogs pose with Santa for that annual missive sent to Grandma and Grandpa. Canines For Veterans is a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs to United States military veterans. For more information, visit the Bethesda Row website here.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Check out the deals at these stores if you're looking to avoid the malls this Black Friday.
Westfield Montgomery Mall, Target and Best Buy aren't the only shopping centers gearing up for Black Friday. Bethesda Row businesses will be offering discounts and deals through out the day as well. Here's a few of the bargains: American Tap Room, 7278 Bethesda Ave. Capital Teas, 4806 Bethesda Ave. Daddy & Son, 4836 Bethesda Ave. Ginger, 7114 Bethesda Ln. Le Creuset, 7116 Bethesda Ln. Pink Palm, 4867 Bethesda Ave. Redwood, 7134 Bethesda Ln. Sassanova, 7134 Bethesda Ln. Secolari Olive Oil and Vinegar, 7249 Woodmont Ave. Urban Country, 7117 Arlington Road Check out this list of Black Friday deals for more events across the county.
Friday, November 16, 2012
After a week of delays caused by Hurricane Sandy, Vino Volo is scheduled to open today on Woodmont Ave.
After a week of delays caused by Hurricane Sandy, Vino Volo will open today on Bethesda Row. Vino Volo launched in Dulles Airport in 2005, later expanding to airports across the country. Today, the store will open a wine lounge, restaurant and party room on Bethesda Row at Woodmont Avenue, bringing with it a full lunch and dinner menu and an “approachable” wine list. “We’re offering the same great wine experience that our customers have come to appreciate at our airport locations, but without the hassle of travel,” said Doug Tomlinson, founder and CEO of Vino Volo. The restaurant menu will feature dishes already served at Vino Volo locations, including smoked salmon rolls and chorizo and chickpea chili, in addition to other tapas-style and…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Check out exclusive pictures of the newest Bethesda wine bar.
Dozens turned out to the sneak preview of Vino Volo's Bethesda location, scheduled to open Friday. The store was originally scheduled to open Nov. 9, but complications in shipping store merchandise caused by Hurricane Sandy have forced the business to push its opening day back one week. Doug Tomlinson, founder and CEO of Vino Volo, turned out Thursday, Nov. 8, to host the store preview despite the delay, and to accept the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development proclamation of "Vino Volo Day." "There's no better spot for you to be than Bethesda Row," said department representative Kristina Ellis. Vino Volo launched in Dulles Airport in 2005, later expanding to airports across the country. On Friday, the store will open a wine …