Showing posts with label Ritchie Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ritchie Center. Show all posts

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Japong Bakery to reopen today in Rockville

The long-delayed return of Japong Bakery is finally here. It will be holding a soft opening today, Sunday, July 16, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM at 765-A Rockville Pike in the Ritchie Center. The bakery has been closed since April 17 to relocate into this new space at the shopping center. However, unforeseen circumstances caused two tentative reopening dates to pass by.

"We are extremely happy and proud to announce that we will be opening our doors again to our amazing customers!" Japong Bakery wrote on its Facebook page. "We are excited to share our new shop with you, so please come to visit us soon!"

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Another delay for Japong Bakery reopening in Rockville

You'll have to keep dreaming of a cream puff from Japong Bakery for a little while longer. The popular Rockville bakery announced this morning that it will have to postpone its reopening at the Ritchie Center - which was scheduled for today, June 1 - once again. "We are still waiting on certain items that need to be taken care of behind the scenes here," it said in a statement. "Please stay tuned for an updated reopening date, as we are in a temporary holding pattern. We are very proud of our new store, and cannot wait to share it with customers when we can! Until then, we apologize for the inconvenience."

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Japong Bakery grand-reopening delayed in Rockville

Japong Bakery
is relocating in the Ritchie Center to 765-A Rockville Pike. However, the grand reopening that has been scheduled for May 10, 2023 is being postponed. The bakery is now expected to reopen on June 1, due to "unforeseen circumstances." It will be worth the wait for a Japong Bakery cream puff!

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Ốc & Crab Seafood Restaurant opens in Rockville

Ốc & Crab Seafood Restaurant
has opened at 765-F Rockville Pike in the Ritchie Center. It is a Vietnamese seafood restaurant, located next to Gama Korean Chicken. Delivery and takeout orders can be placed on their website. Operating hours are 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM Monday to Friday, and 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, April 7, 2023

Japong Bakery moving in Rockville

Japong Bakery
is relocating at the Ritchie Center in Rockville. The Asian bakery known for its specialty cream puffs will be staying at the shopping center, moving from 785-I Rockville Pike to 765-A Rockville Pike. However, the bakery will be temporarily closed from April 17, 2023 to May 9, 2023 while it makes the transition. The grand reopening of the bakery is scheduled for May 10.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Rockville restaurant for sale

Live Crawfish & Seafood
at 765-F Rockville Pike at the Ritchie Center is being marketed for sale. The restaurant remains open for business. A liquor license and food inventory is being included in the sale offer. The asking price for the business is $289,000, according to the listing. Live Crawfish & Seafood has been open since 2017 in Rockville.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Stop Work order issued at Ritchie Center in Rockville

The City of Rockville has posted a Stop Work order at the former La Limena space at the Ritchie Center on Rockville Pike. "You can not do any work w/o approved plans/permit," reads a handwritten note by a City code enforcement inspector. A valid demolition permit from the City is posted in the window, issued back in August. "*DEMO DOES not include," the inspector's note adds.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Ding Tea for sale in Rockville

Ding Tea,
a tea shop selling bubble tea, milk tea, macha and more at 785-C Rockville Pike, is being marketed for sale. The shop remains open, but according to the sale listing, the owner is moving out-of-state and would like to sell the business. Asking price is $650,000. The lease for the shop at the Ritchie Center has two years remaining on it, with a 5-year renewal option.

Ding Tea opened in January 2020, but managed to survive the pandemic lockdowns and downturn. Rent for the shop's space is currently $5100 a month, according to the sale listing.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Pupuseria Mamá Emilia opens in Rockville

Pupuseria Mamá Emilia
is now open at 785-H Rockville Pike, in the Ritchie Center. "We are happy to announce to you our favorite customers, we are finally open to the public in our new location," the restaurant posted in a comment right here on Rockville Nights. "Please stop by and come and visit us."

Here is a look at the takeout menu. In addition to dine-in and takeout, you can also have your selections delivered by DoorDash.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Update on Pupuseria Mama Emilia in Rockville (Photos)

There's been more activity at the future Pupuseria Mama Emilia at 785-H Rockville Pike in the Ritchie Center. More signage has been installed, so we now know what the operating hours will be. They are seeking a cook with experience making pupusas. And we have an image of Mama herself now on the storefront.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Pupuseria Mama Emilia opening in Rockville

Pupuseria Mama Emilia
is coming soon to Rockville. The Salvadoran restaurant will be opening at 785-H Rockville Pike, in the Ritchie Center, where the sign is already up and lit. This space was previously home to Dokiya Ramen. Pupuseria Mama Emilia is a new venture from the owners of Pupuseria La Familia in Beltsville, which also features the recipes of Mama Emilia.

Friday, November 13, 2020

CM Chicken opens in Rockville

Choong Man Chicken
, a.k.a. CM Chicken, is now open at 765 Rockville Pike at the Ritchie Center. You can order online through the Rockville location's website.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Dokiya Ramen closes in Rockville

Dokiya Ramen
has closed at 785-H Rockville Pike. Its space in the Ritchie Center has been cleared out. The restaurant had enjoyed a solid four-star rating on Yelp prior to closing.

Friday, October 9, 2020

CM Chicken opening Rockville location (Photos)

CM Chicken
, short for Choong Man Chicken, is coming to Rockville. The restaurant is putting the finishing construction touches on its future space at the Ritchie Center on Rockville Pike. It's a Korean concept, and some online reviews are calling it even better than Bonchon.

Specialties at CM Chicken include its signature Snow Onion Chicken and Tikkudak chicken. Snow Onion Chicken is fried chicken topped with a copious amount of mayonnaise and raw onions. Tikkudak chicken varieties all benefit from being baked in an oven after frying for extra crunch. Spice levels range from mild to super hot.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Ritchie Center pad site available for lease on Rockville Pike

Here's an interesting development at the Ritchie Center. The retro-design brick building at 795 Rockville Pike could be torn down to make way for a new retail use, based on a new for-lease listing. Rather than touting the building for lease, it is offering the pad site land itself, a 6970 SF parcel.

This would be a great location for a new fast food restaurant with drive-thru - excellent visibility and vehicular access. We need a Hardee's, Steak 'N Shake, or Jack in the Box quite badly.
Map courtesy NAI Michael

Friday, June 12, 2020

What dining at IHOP in Rockville will be like when indoor seating resumes

The tents out in front of IHOP at the Ritchie Center on Rockville Pike are the most visible sign of coronavirus-era dining at the popular restaurant. But behind the scenes, IHOP is preparing for the green light from Montgomery County to allow dine-in service again. The County hasn't even moved to Phase 2 yet, much less the indoor dining with restrictions of Phase 3, but here's a sneak preview of what dining at IHOP will be like when it does.
Diners will be asked to wait in their cars outside to be informed that a table is ready for them. Only a limited number of diners will be allowed inside at one time, and diners with fevers or other COVID-19 symptoms will be turned away. Hand sanitizer will be available, and all high-touch surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day.
Once seated, you will order from a single-use paper menu that will be thrown away. Syrup and other condiments will be served in single-use containers. Staff will wear masks and will be subject to daily wellness and temperature checks. For now, however, takeout and curbside pickup are available.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Ding Tea soft opening today in Rockville

Ding Tea will be holding a soft opening today, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Ritchie Center in Rockville. The store will be open from 2:00-9:00 PM, according to their Facebook page. Ding Tea is located at 785-C Rockville Pike.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Ding Tea opening in Rockville

Rockville is nearing "peak bubble tea," and the latest addition will be Ding Tea in the Ritchie Center, opening soon at 785-C Rockville Pike. It will be in the space next to Kiin Imm Thai.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CBD Wellness opens in Rockville

Cannabidiol oil is the latest hot cannabis consumer product in the United States. But CBD, as it is known, is not the same as medical marijuana because it has no psychoactive effects. It has anti-inflammatory properties, with uses ranging from pain and swelling relief to cancer treatment.

CBD Wellness has just opened a retail location in the Ritchie Center in Rockville at 765-L Rockville Pike. Their products use a proprietary blend of cannabinoids and terpenes, in salve and tincture form. They've taken over the vacant space that was recently home to a tobacco shop.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Pho 95 reopens in Rockville (Menu+Photos)

Pho 95 has reopened under new management after a renovation of the restaurant, which is located in the Ritchie Center on Rockville Pike. The menu looks good. Pho 95 is next to the new Japong Bakery in the shopping center.