Westfield Montgomery Mall began construction last month on a new luxury movie theater and food court. The movie theater is set to open in the spring of 2014, and the food court is expected to open in late 2013.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Four men threatened a male victim with a handgun near a mall stairwell on Feb. 21, according to a police spokeswoman.
An armed robbery at the Westfield Montgomery Mall Feb. 21 may have been drug-related, according to Mongomery County police. Four men threatened another man with a handgun near a mall stairwell, according to police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The robbery, which happened around 7:30 p.m., did not happen inside a store, Cruz said. The men stole property from the victim, according to a recent crime summary.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Eric Alexander Salon has opened its doors, and a big name in the Washington, DC hair scene is set to style.
Local celebrity stylist Moses is signed on to the newly-opened Eric Alexander salon in the Westfield Montgomery Mall, according to a Westfield spokeswoman. A master stylist and color specialist, Moses has been hailed as the "most creative and innovative stylist in the Metro area." He'll be styling hair at the new salon, which features a hair color and design studio and a dry bar for blowouts. The 2100-square-foot salon will also boast services including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, waxing, massage and make-up services. Eric Alexander is owned by businesswoman Sharon Nagia. “I wanted to revolutionize the very essence of the stereotypical hair salon beauty experienced here in DC Metro area," Nagia said in a statement. "We wanted not …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Sign up for a seating Thursday or Friday at the new eatery as part of a training event for staff.
Roti Mediterranean Grill will open its 17th location in Bethesda near Montgomery Mall at 10327 Westlake Drive March 9, but before the eatery opens its doors, you can sign up for a sneak peek and a free meal. The fast casual restaurant will feature Mediterranean cuisine including fire-roasted meats, salads, sandwiches and traditional side dishes including falafel, hummus, cous cous and a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. As part of a training event for the staff, residents can sign up for a lunch or dinner seating this Thursday or Friday. If you snag a seat, you can enjoy a free sandwich, salad, or mediterranean plate and check out the restaurant before its grand opening. Sign up for the seatings online. You can also …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hoamgar and women's shop Free People will take over the former American Apparel space in May.
A women's fashion boutique chain based in Asia is set to open its doors at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in May. Hoamgar, which sells women's apparel in cities including Beijing, China, and Singapore, Taiwan, will take over the space formerly occupied by the recently-closed American Apparel near the mall's Nordstrom entrance. While it's not clear why the hipster fashion hub closed its doors, Hoamgar will likely be a more sophisticated replacement. The line doesn't appear to have a US-based website, but the Marina Bay Sands shopping center in Singapore describes the clothing as "fresh, elegant yet casual style, ideal for the professional woman." An announcement at its future Westfield location calls the line "exclusive high fashion." Next …
The popular Westfield home goods store and cupcake shop have both closed their doors.
Two Westfield Montgomery Mall mainstays have closed their doors. Popular home goods store Crate and Barrel is now a vacant storefront at the Bethesda shopping hub. So, too, is sweets eatery YoCake in the mall's food court. Crate and Barrel, the furniture, kitchenware, and bedroom and bath accessories store that's become a wedding registry destination, has two other locations near Bethesda -- in Tyson's Corner and in upper northwest Washington, DC. YoCake, which serves up cupcakes topped with frozen yogurt, has locations in Rockville and Dupont Circle. The shop also recently began offering the "yokie," a frozen yogurt cookie sandwich. The YoCake closure comes amidst changes at the mall's food court, where renovation began several weeks ago …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A recently released simulation of planned Montgomery Mall renovations has some readers wondering why there are apparently no people of color in the video.
A recently unveiled video simulation of renovations at the Westfield Montgomery Mall has some Patch readers talking, but the discussion isn't about what the mall's new food court and cinema will look like. Rather, some commenters are asking why Westfield does not appear to include people of color in the animation. Westfield responded that no offense was intended. The video "flies over" the mall's expanded food court and the entrance to the ArcLight Cinema planned for the second floor. And, while the animated food court is packed with simulated shoppers, none of them appear to be of color, some readers said. Commenters are taking to Westfield's Facebook page and the comments on a Patch story about the new video to discuss whether diversity …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The mall has begun construction, according to a Facebook announcement.
Westfield Montgomery has released a video simulation of the ArcLight Cinemas and renovated food court planned for the mall. According to the Facebook page announcement, the mall is now under construction and a renovated dining terrace is expected by late fall 2013, followed by the opening of the 16-screen ArcLight Cinema in spring of 2014. The video "sneak peak" takes viewers through a simulation of the expanded seating and dining at the food court and the entrance to the cinemas, located on the second level above the eateries. More fast-casual dining similar to Noodles & Co. is planned for the second level near the theater, according to the Facebook announcement. The California-based theater chain charges a “premium” ticket price – about …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Westfield Montgomery Mall says the store should be serving customers by the end of the week.
Delays have pushed the opening of Westfield Montgomery Mall's newest coffee shop since its debut was announced in September, but Aroma Espresso Bar should open Friday. Joanna Caputi, spokesperson for Westfield mall, said construction delays have pushed the opening of the store, which was expected to open in November of 2012. The store should open Friday, she said. It is located on the lower level of the mall near Old Navy, and will feature patio seating. The restaurant will serve soups, salads and pastries, along with its espresso selections.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The scent of a new coffee joint wafts ever closer.
Delays have pushed the opening of Westfield Montgomery Mall's newest coffee shop since its debut was announced in September, but Aroma Espresso Bar could open in two weeks. According to local restaurateur Eddie Benaim, who is heading the expansion of Israel's largest restaurant franchise into Westfield Mall, the coffee shop should be open within two weeks. "Construction is not completely done on the mall side but it should be done by the weekend," Benaim said. "We're probably going to do a soft opening on Jan. 27, as of now, unless there are unforeseen complications. We will plan something for a grand opening after it's open." The restaurant will serve soups, salads and pastries, along with its espresso selections. Aroma applied for a …