Friday, September 7, 2012
A car collided with columns supporting an overhang in front of the Potomac Village Rite Aid Friday afternoon.
A driver veered into columns supporting an overhang in front of the Potomac Village Rite Aid Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the single-vehicle crash, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman. Fire and Rescue personnel responded around 3:20 p.m., Garcia said. The car didn't hit the Rite Aid, but damaged the support columns in front of the building, Garcia said. The Rite Aid is located at 10134 River Road in the Potomac Place Shopping Center. Fire and Rescue called a building inspector to the scene, and the sidewalk around the overhang was closed to pedestrians. It's not yet known was caused the driver to veer into the support columns, Garcia said.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Restaurants and residents are expecting Potomac to get a little busier this week as the golf tournament begins at Congressional.
With Tiger Woods in town this week for the AT&T National Golf Tournament, Potomac residents and local businesses are preparing for an influx of visitors. “The parking lot in Potomac Village gets crazy, I know from previous years,” Potomac resident Rosie Suissa says. “I’ll probably go somewhere else to get a coffee this week.” Suissa is referring to the Starbucks, located in the Potomac Place Shopping Center, where she usually comes for coffee. A Potomac resident for the past 10 years, she says the shopping center is usually packed during tournament week with people, caddies, agents, visitors and media. If you’re in the mood for some delicious French and contemporary American cuisine, Eddie Benaim, the owner of Bezu, says the Potomac …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Incident classified as an assault by Officer Paul Starks.
On April 30, a Patch reader reported seeing police activity between 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the 9700 block of Hall Road in Potomac, including K-9 units and people in handcuffs. According to Officer Paul Starks, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Police, the incident was initially "called in as a possible car jacking, but was really a fight between what is believed to be two adults, and they may have known each other." Stay tuned to Patch for further details.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The opening of the much anticipated The Tavern at River Falls is set for the end of April.
Potomac residents may finally get a taste of the much-anticipated Tavern at River Falls in April, when the restaurant is set to open for business for the first time. Community members have watched construction at the Potomac Village location for months, after the planned restaurant was announced last January. Since the announcement, building and construction reviews pushed the business's opening back, but owner Jeff Grolig says he is ready to open his doors to curious Potomac residents in the last week of April. "I suspect that for the first couple of months it'll be difficult to get in here," Grolig said. "We've been building for two years, there's a lot of anticipation." Most of the construction went into expanding the shopping …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The final decision on a countywide curfew for those under age 18 generates controversy as it awaits a vote.
From Potomac Village to the Montgomery County Council, the proposed teen curfew is generating controversy. The curfew, proposed by County Executive Isiah Leggett in response to crime in downtown Silver Spring, would be in effect for teens under the age of 18. It would run from midnight to 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the rest of the week. “Sounds great to me,” said Park Potomac resident Elizabeth Levin when asked what she thought. According to a July 11 memorandum from Leggett that introduced the proposed legislation, a curfew would “protect the welfare of minors” in a variety of ways that include shielding them from the influence of criminal acts performed by others and aiding parents in “their responsibility …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
On Wednesday, the new median strip is completed and clean.
Even with heat advisories, construction crews from the State Highway Administration pushed through and completed the new median strip in Potomac Village ahead of schedule. The median strip, which is between the BP and Sunoco stations in Potomac Village, was paved over and stamped to look like bricks matching nearby businesses, said Jennifer Matheson, the Director of Operations at Potomac Chamber of Commerce. Construction started on Tuesday and was completed by Wednesday afternoon, although it was anticipated to take three days. The improvement of the median came after it had become overgrown and unkempt, Matheson said. Little Farms Garden Club, the SHA and the Potomac Chamber of Commerce partnered to help beautify the median. For pictures …
A botanical foray in Potomac Village turns up very few wild urban plants. But each one has a story to tell.
Probably not many people in Potomac wish that their community looked more like Detroit. What could anybody find of value in a place where great swaths of abandoned properties and crumbling asphalt have been taken over by weeds? A lot, according to Harvard botanist Peter Del Tredici. He says that these same urban plants, these “weeds,” are also the de facto native vegetation of our built environment. And not just in places with “faltering economies,” such as Detroit. They are also here in Potomac Village. The trick is to find them. So with Del Tredici’s field guide Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast in hand, I set off in search of the other, wilder Potomac. Like botanical explorers of yore, I suffered disappointment and had a close …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Little Farms Garden Club, the State Highway Association and the Potomac Chamber of Commerce have partnered to help beautify the median.
Potomac Village will be getting a minor facelift with the improvement of the median strip on River Road near the intersection of Falls Road. The median strip, which is between the BP and Sunoco stations in Potomac Village, will be undergoing some improvements starting May 31 after the median became overgrown and unkempt, said Jennifer Matheson, the Director of Operations at Potomac Chamber of Commerce. Little Farms Garden Club, the State Highway Administration and the Potomac Chamber of Commerce have partnered to help beautify the median. “The median has gotten a little unsightly and we will have a lot of people driving through the area with the U.S. Open and we want people to know that Potomac is a prestigious neighborhood and we want to…
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Tavern at River Falls will most likely open in July in the former M&T Bank in the Potomac Place Shopping Center.
A new restaurant-bar will soon be making its way into the heart of Potomac as the River Falls Market expands to meet the needs of residents. River Falls Market is behind the expansion and development of the Tavern at River Falls — a restaurant that will serve contemporary American food and drinks, said President of River Falls Jeff Grolig. The Tavern at River Falls, which will have a full liquor license, will likely open in July pending approval from the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission in March, Grolig added. “People in Potomac want options without having to go into Bethesda,” Grolig said. “There’s not a whole lot of dining options around here and we want to offer high quality food and a pleasant atmosphere.” The …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The West Montgomery County Citizens Association met on Wednesday and discussed development in the area.
Retail vacancies in Potomac Village were one topic of conversation at the West Montgomery County Citizens Association meeting on Wednesday. The association also addressed the implications of budget cuts in the Planning Department and how it is affecting local zoning projects. The issue: The changing landscape of Potomac Village is a concern of many members of the association, especially after several local retailers have left area, said Ginny Barnes, the association's president. “The village is emptying out and it’s not as if it’s a planning component because it’s about having a conversation with the community,” Barnes said. The background: Potomac Promenade, Potomac Village and Potomac Place have all seen changes over the last decade in …