Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Rockville strip mall to be redeveloped as Rock Grove (Photos)

The Shady Grove Professional Building's retail strip mall at the corner of MD 355 and Shady Grove Road is going to be redeveloped as Rock Grove, a more-modern strip retail center. A rendering shown by JBG Smith promises a more modern and attractive appearance, while keeping the same retail use.
Dunkin' Donuts (which is not in the strip mall structure, but rather in the building itself) and Minerva Indian Cuisine are still operating, but other storefronts have been cleared out. It's uncertain which vacated tenants might return in the new center, as JBG Smith is advertising spaces as available in the future Rock Grove Center. It would be nice if they added a fast food restaurant with drive-thru to the parking lot, such as Steak and Shake, Jack-in-the-Box, or Hardee's - any chain currently not found in Montgomery County.

 





32 comments:

  1. Hardees? Do you seriously believe that any lifelong residents would want to eat at the place that killed off Roy Rogers?

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    1. There's a Roy Rogers on Rockville Pike across the street from the Jeep dealership.

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    2. Yes, Roy Rogers has been revived by the Plamondon family, and there are now six in Montgomery County.

      However the previous generation of Roy's in Montgomery County were wiped out when Hardee's bought them in 1989.

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    3. Correction: Five, not six.

      And Imasco, the parent company of Hardee's, also ran Burger Chef into the ground two decades earlier.

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  2. "Rockville strip mall"

    This is in Gaithersburg.

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    1. No, it outside the city limits of Gaithersburg.

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    2. Minerva Indian Restaurant

      Address: 16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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    3. It is also outside the city limits of Rockville.

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    4. Many see Shady Grove as the dividing line: north is Gaithersburg, south is Rockville.

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    5. 6:48: Yes, I would include myself in that group. Until I drive under the overpass, I'm still in Rockville. And technically, the city limits of Gaithersburg are even a little further north than the overpass/interchange.

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    6. This is correct

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    7. The confusion is understandable. As you travel north on 355, you technically leave Rockville city limits a block before you hit the shopping center. As you continue north, you don't enter Gaithersburg city limits until shortly after the I-370 overpass. So, places in between can get away with writing the city part of their address either way.

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    8. As you go down Shady Grove from 355 towards the SGAH, the right side is the response area from Gaithersburg Fire Stations and the left side is responded to by Rockville Fire Stations.

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  3. Hardee’s is crap. RR rocks.

    Robert do ever eat anything besides fast food? Have you ever cooked food and eaten at home or are all your meals eaten out?

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    1. I'm a lifelong fan of Roy Rogers. But I also liked Hardees when it was here. Of course I don't only eat fast food.

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    2. "Have you ever cooked food and eaten at home"

      LOL.

      Presumably the Washington Post writers who cover restaurants are obese and never eat at home?

      I'm sure there are some pre-diabetic local bloggers with who are consuming all that free ethnic food :)

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  4. Rockville should get a Jollibee

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  5. Nothing more than a facelift.

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  6. How about a Long John Silver it be nice to have some fish other than burgers




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  7. You can polish up a turd all you want. If the county does not take care of the homeless problem at the intersection, the prostitution problem at the red roof, and the drunks at the bus stop, this shopping center will always be a crap Haven

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  8. Jack in the Box would be so great!

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  9. Nice Lil Area I'm glad they are updating it.

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  10. Minerva is a very good restaurant.The buffet is great.

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  11. Minerva is a great restaurant. Everyone loves it. Where it is going to be?

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    1. I don't know where it's going to be but if Minerva closes its it major loss.

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  12. Good move. There's about 100 other strip malls along Rockville Pike that can use similar attention. Clean up and modernize or demolish!

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  13. “Rock Grove” sounds an awful lot like “North Bethesda” (holds up pinkie while sipping tea)

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