Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection grand opening September 1 in Rockville

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection has an evening of events planned for its grand opening on Thursday, September 1, at Rockville Town Square. The night will begin with a special dance performance on the square at 6:30 PM.

A ribbon cutting will follow. The new studio will be open afterward for tours and sample classes. DCDC is located at 152 Gibbs Street.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Halloween will again be Xtreme in Rockville

Xtreme Halloween is returning to Rockville this year. The pop-up Halloween retailer is once again opening in the former Pier 1 Imports at 1590 Rockville Pike.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rockville mayor elected to Maryland Municipal League board

Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton has once again been elected to the board of directors of the Maryland Municipal League, a non-profit association that represents 157 municipalities and 2 taxing districts across the state. Newton was also again named chair of the association's legislative committee. She will serve as a member at-large on the board.

Newton is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and is currently serving as First Vice Chair of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fusion Supper Club for rent in Rockville (Photos)

The building home to the Fusion Supper Club Chinese restaurant at 316 N. Washington Street in Rockville is available for rent. Fusion appeared to be closed during business hours on Sunday, and calling the restaurant's phone number resulted in a message stating the number has been disconnected.

Friday, August 19, 2016

AT&T wants to build temporary cell tower at 13890 Glen Mill Road in Rockville

AT&T is proposing to build a temporary cell phone tower at 13890 Glen Mill Road, to provide 911 service to its customers while the City of Rockville rehabilitates its water tank at that site. During that work, the City will remove AT&T's existing tower from the tank. The work is scheduled to begin in early 2017, and AT&T plans to operate the temporary tower for 6-8 months, according to AT&T real estate manager Justin Barlow.
Site plan shows temporary
tower would be northwest of
the water tank, closer to
Glen Mill Road
Barlow said only 5 residents attended a recent meeting the company held to inform the community around the tower site. Single-family homes are directly adjacent to the site. The temporary tower would be 99' tall. Adding additional telecommunications towers to the tank has been discussed by the Mayor and Council as a way to increase revenue.
Side view of the proposed
temporary cell tower
Site plan renderings via City of Rockville

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fire at Fallsgrove apartment building

A kitchen fire triggered the sprinkler system at an apartment building in the 700 block of Fallsgrove Drive around 10:45 PM last night. The small fire was quickly extinguished, but produced some smoke, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. No injuries were reported.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

First look at retail building that will replace Timpano Italian Chophouse in Rockville

The future retail addition that will replace Timpano Italian Chophouse at Montrose Crossing shopping center is officially pre-leasing. In fact, the first space has already been leased by Allure. Now included in the Federal Realty property's site plan, the above image gives the first indication of how many retail/restaurant spaces the new building will add.

There will be 7 spaces in all, ranging from Allure's 1700 SF spot to the largest 4500 SF end unit. Montrose Crossing is located at the intersection of Montrose Parkway and Rockville Pike in the Pike District.

Map courtesy Federal Realty
Photo: Robert Dyer