Showing posts with label Congressional Plaza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Congressional Plaza. Show all posts

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Timeless Living opening in Rockville

Timeless Living
, a furniture retailer, is coming to Rockville Pike. It has leased a 13,441-square-foot space at Congressional Plaza on the second level, above The Container Store. That space was formerly home to Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio. Timeless Living has an existing furniture showroom at Tysons Corner Center.

"Timeless Living offers luxury, mid-century, and modern furniture," the store's marketing materials state. "It offers high-end, premium-quality furniture with personalized service, also mid-century furniture designs from the mid-20th century with clean lines and functionality. [W]e also offer modern contemporary designs inspired by the latest trends and often feature customizable options."

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Buy Buy Baby to return in Rockville this fall (Photos)

The new owners of the Buy Buy Baby retail chain have posted signage regarding their plan to reopen the Rockville location at Congressional Plaza. It is scheduled to reopen this fall. Here's a sneak peek inside the store, where you can see that shelving is in place, and even a Buy Buy Baby shopping cart. Buy Buy Baby's return in Rockville is fitting, as the chain's very first store opened in 1996 in Rockville.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Last 4 days of Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby in Rockville

The final countdown to closure is on at Bed Bath & Beyond at 1519 Rockville Pike and Buy Buy Baby at 1683 Rockville Pike. Both stores will close forever in just 4 days. As you can see from the signs in these photos, the savings are at the maximum now, with both stores touting 70-90% off the entire store. Just don't expect fully-stocked shelves overflowing with merchandise at this point.

Both brands may still have a future ahead: bought the Bed Bath & Beyond brand, and will rename itself...Bed Bath & Beyond. New Jersey company Dream on Me won the auction for the Buy Buy Baby IP - and then proceeded to acquire the leases of 11 Buy Buy Baby stores. But no word yet if we'll finally learn what the "Beyond" is.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Ulta Beauty thieves pursued by police in Rockville

Four thieves stole items from Ulta Beauty at 1631 Rockville Pike at Congressional Plaza yesterday, June 15, 2023. Around 4:30 PM, the suspects fled the store in a vehicle. Rockville City police pursued the vehicle into the area of Rollins Park. When the suspects attempted to bail out of the getaway car, officers took two into custody, and the other two remain at large. RCPD announced that the two suspects who were captured will face unspecified charges.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond closing in Rockville

Buy Buy Baby
is closing its Rockville store at 1683 Rockville Pike, in the Congressional Plaza shopping center. A store-closing sale is underway. Savings are currently listed as being 20-40%-off storewide. All 122 Buy Buy Baby stores are closing as a result of parent company Bed Bath & Beyond's bankruptcy filing. 

Bed Bath & Beyond
just happens to be a neighbor of Buy Buy Baby at 1519 Rockville Pike at the Congressional North shopping center. It's having its own closing sale. The savings are - surprise! - 20-40%-off storewide, as well.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Le Bonday boutique to open at Congressional Plaza in Rockville

Le Bonday
, a luxury retail and resale boutique, is taking over the recently-vacated Loyal Companion space at 1643-A Rockville Pike, in the Congressional Plaza shopping center. The owner currently operates the Bonday store down the pike at Federal Plaza. Le Bonday promises "luxury shopping without the luxury price tag," with labels including Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Versace, and Louis Vuitton. The boutique is scheduled to open on May 10, 2023.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Loyal Companion pet store closes in Rockville

Loyal Companion
has closed at 1643-A Rockville Pike at the Congressional Plaza shopping center. Its space has been cleaned out. Loyal Companion's parent company, Independent Pet Partners, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As part of its bankruptcy plan, it is closing many of its stores under the brands of Loyal Companion, Kriser's, Especially For Pets, Bark! Dogma – Life, With Your Pet, Pet Source, Pet Life and Whole Pet Central.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Taco Bamba in Rockville celebrating National Margarita Day

Celebrate National Margarita Day today, February 22, 2023, at Taco Bamba at 1627 Rockville Pike in the Congressional Plaza shopping center in Rockville.  Taco Bamba's signature Margarita Bamberas and rotating margarita del dia will be available for $5 today only. Their classic Illegal Mezcal Margarita will be available for $8. A few of these, and you, too, will be ready to believe National Margarita Day was started by President Richard Nixon in 1971.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Tuesday Morning closing stores in Rockville and Aspen Hill

Tuesday Morning
will close its stores at Congressional Plaza in Rockville, and at Northgate Plaza in Aspen Hill, the company announced. A closing sale is underway, that includes all merchandise, the company said in an announcement. The Dallas-based home goods retailer said it is closing more than half of its stores, but the closures will have to be approved by a bankruptcy court, Business Insider reports. Tuesday Morning filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Texas on...Tuesday morning.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Dick's Warehouse Sale to open Friday in Rockville

Congressional Plaza is replacing one outlet store with another. Dick's Warehouse Sale will open a store at the shopping center at 1675 Rockville Pike this Friday, October 28, 2022, according to Google. The sporting goods store will take the place of Saks Off Fifth, which closed several years ago. 

Dick's Warehouse Sale is aimed at fans of Dick's Sporting Goods who have smaller budgets, a problem afflicting many Americans at this time. The key difference is that merchandise at the Dick's Warehouse Sale can be up to 70% off the regular price. Dick's developed the outlet concept two years ago, as it looked for ways to expand while experiencing strong business growth during the pandemic.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

J.Crew Factory "coming soon" to Rockville (Photos)

Classic American apparel brand J.Crew will soon have a bricks-and-mortar presence on Rockville Pike. J.Crew Factory is "coming soon" to Congressional Plaza, according to signage posted in its future storefront. Like many apparel and department store outlet sub-brands, J.Crew Factory is offering the styles the primary brand is known for at discount prices. The store is currently hiring for all positions.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Rockville Super Bowl specials at Taco Bamba

Chicken wings and nachos are frequently found on Super Bowl Sunday spreads at homes across America. Taco Bamba in Rockville is offering a special Super Bowl LVI package featuring both - with some unique flavors - now through Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, 2022. 

For $75, you will get a Big Game Platter with 18 Bamba Wings, cotija poblano ranch dipping sauce, nachos, 12 oz. of your choice of toppings (carne asada, barbacoa, spiced ground beef, birria, carnitas, chorizo, chicken tinga, spicy 'shroom, or roasted buffalo cauliflower), 8 oz. each of queso, guacamole, pickled jalapeño, pico de gallo, and crema; and 16 oz. of salsa of your choice (verde, taquera, arbol, morita).

You can order the Big Game Platter online here. Taco Bamba is located at 1627 Rockville Pike, at Congressional Plaza.

Photo courtesy Taco Bamba

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Rockville Taco Bamba giving away 50 coffee tumblers Friday to celebrate breakfast launch

Taco Bamba
is now open at 9:00 AM for breakfast at 1627 Rockville Pike at Congressional Plaza. To celebrate the launch of a new, all-day breakfast menu, the restaurant will be giving away free coffee with any purchase until noon every day. This Friday, tomorrow, November 19, 2021, Taco Bamba's Rockville location will also be giving away 50 free coffee tumblers, to the first 50 customers who purchase any breakfast item.

Photos courtesy Taco Bamba

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Orangetheory Fitness opening today at Congressional Plaza

The first of the new fitness tenants at Congressional Plaza's FITRow destination will open today at 1601 Rockville Pike, Suite #210-A. Orangetheory Fitness will welcome its first members today, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, to experience its metabolism-supercharging workouts led by certified coaches.

Orangetheory Rockville South will be open seven days a week offering classes throughout the day from early morning to evening. CorePower Yoga will be the next studio to debut at FITRow. It is on-target to open later this fall. Cool down after today's workout with a beverage from Mr. Wish, also opening for the first time today at Congressional Plaza.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Mr. Wish opening September 22 in Rockville

Rockville's Mr. Wish is coming true tomorrow. The specialty beverage shop is opening Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Congressional Plaza at 1615 Rockville Pike. It will be located between Custom Ink and European Wax Center.

The Grand Opening celebration will continue on September 25 and 26 only, when you can buy one Mr. Wish Special Fruit Tea, and not only get another one free, but also a bubble tea keychain. And on September 27 and 28 only, a drink purchase will allow you to get a second of the same drink free. 

Regular hours for the shop will be Monday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and Friday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Mr. Wish specialties will include fruit teas, bubble tea and smoothies. Check out their menu online for a sneak preview.

Photos: Robert Dyer (top, center) and Mr. Wish (bottom)

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Rockville Taco Bamba participating in local chain's Bar Crawl promotion

Taco Bamba
is launching a Bar Crawl promotion at all of its locations in the region today, September 2, 2021, including the Rockville restaurant at Congressional Plaza. Each location, beginning with Fairfax today, will feature a special cocktail for $11. It will come in a collectible glass that is yours to keep.

When the collectible glasses run out at each location, its particular drink will no longer be available. Rockville's special cocktail and glass will be available at the end of the month, September 30. Here is the full Taco Bamba Bar Crawl schedule, if you want to collect all 5 glasses this month:

  • September 2: Fairfax
    • Stay Classy: served frozen with mezcal, rum, pineapple, lime, simple syrup, and campari floater
  • September 9: Vienna
    • Prince Hairy: Reposado tequila, white peach, ginger citrus agave, and Fino sherry
  • September 16: Ballston
    • This Kind Of Monkey: Tequila, banana syrup, ancho reyes, lime, and chocolate salt rim
  • September 23: Springfield
    • Rum The Jewels:  rum, ancho verde, smoked pineapple, lime agave, muddle cilantro and jalapeño
  • September 30: Rockville
    • Space Drank: Beefeater gin, lemon juice, lavender syrup, butterfly pea ice sphere

Photo by Leading DC

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Signage installed at Mr. Wish in Rockville

Signage has been installed at Mr. Wish at Congressional Plaza on Rockville Pike. Last night, the main sign was lit. Mr. Wish features fruit teas, bubble tea, and smoothies. The shop is currently hiring baristas and servers for both morning and night shifts. This is the first Maryland location for the Pennsylvania-based chain.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Mr. Wish to open Rockville location

A new source of refreshment is coming to Congressional Plaza in Rockville. Mr. Wish is "coming soon" to 1615 Rockville Pike, according to signage placed in the storefront window. At Mr. Wish, you will find fruit teas, bubble teas, and smoothies that may hit the spot after your workout at the shopping center's new Fit Row fitness studios.

Mr. Wish currently has locations in nine other states. This will be the Pennsylvania-based chain's first Maryland store. Mr. Wish will be located next to Custom Ink.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Taco Bamba sets opening date in Rockville

Opening day for Taco Bamba at Congressional Plaza on Rockville Pike is finally in sight. Chef Victor Albisu announced yesterday that the tacqueria's first Maryland location will open next Friday, June 4, 2021. Like the other Taco Bamba locations, this one will have menu items exclusive to, and inspired by, its location. 

Among the exclusive menu items you will find at this Taco Bamba are the MoCo CRAB (griddled crab melt, spicy mayonnaise, vinegar coleslaw, and mini fries), the First Lady of Maryland-inspired "Mrs. Hogan" (kalbi pork, gochujang, kimchi bacon fried rice, cucumber, and radish), and the Fredneck (BBQ pork carnitas with morita slaw).

At the bar, the focus will be on agave spirits, including a margarita-style drink made with kiwi, Fresno pepper, lemon and mezcal. Taco Bamba will be open 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday through Thursday, and 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Signage installed at Taco Bamba in Rockville

The signs are up at Taco Bamba at Congressional Plaza in Rockville. Taco Bamba is in a cramped corner of the shopping center, forcing its main sign to be placed directly under Chopt's, instead of standing alone. 

A pedestrian facing sign above the sidewalk under the overhang is also unique for the shopping center, as it is in the color, shape and font of the taco chain's logo image. The windows are still covered, and the official opening date is still just "spring 2021" as of this writing.