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

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.




Friday, October 19, 2018

Japong Bakery to open today in Rockville

Rockville's newest bakery will open today in the Ritchie Center. Japong Bakery will open at 9:00 AM this morning at 785 Rockville Pike, and close at 8:30 PM tonight. Customers will enjoy free samples at the bakery today. There will also be a grand opening special: Buy two of their freshly-baked Pineapple Buns, and get one free.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Japong Bakery to open in Rockville

Japong Bakery is coming to the Ritchie Center at 785 Rockville Pike. The bakery is scheduled to open September 30 in the former Mr. Banh Mi space.

Japong will offer the top-selling pastries from across Asia, but the selections include some familiar in the West, including cream puffs, cheesecakes and gourmet cakes. Their breads and pastries are made fresh with their exclusive Sourdough recipe. Among the Asian selections are Egg Tarts, a baked pastry crust filled with egg custard.

In related news, Pho 95 in the same shopping center is currently renovating their space.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Demolition permit issued for Mr. Banh Mi space in Rockville

The Ritchie Center has requested and received an interior demolition permit for the space vacated by Mr. Banh Mi at the shopping center on Rockville Pike. This suggests they may be making it more appealing for a prospective retail, rather than restaurant, tenant. Mr. Banh Mi closed at the end of 2017.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Kiin Imm Thai Restaurant opens in Rockville

Kiin Imm Thai Restaurant has opened at 785-D Rockville Pike, in the Ritchie Center. The early reviews are positive, with the newest Asian option in town currently enjoying a solid 5-star rating on Yelp. Very impressive.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Tobacco & More closes in Rockville (Photos)

Only a year after opening, Tobacco & More has been cleared out at Ritchie Center. Located at 765-L Rockville Pike, Tobacco & More sold cigars, accessories and hookah equipment.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Mr. Banh Mi closes temporarily, Miso Cafe dark at Rockville Town Square (Photos)

Mr. Banh Mi's dining room has been cleared out at the Ritchie Center on Rockville Pike. A sign in the window promises the closure is temporary, but offers no explanation.



On Sunday, Miso Fusion Cafe was dark during its regular hours. Paper was tacked up over the windows at the Korean fusion restaurant, which opened last year at 33-E Maryland Avenue, at Rockville Town Square. No sign was posted to explain the closure.


Monday, December 4, 2017

Live Crawfish & Seafood holding soft opening in Rockville (Menu + Photos)

Live Crawfish & Seafood is holding a soft opening today and tomorrow in the Ritchie Center, at 765 Rockville Pike. They have a special offer for the soft opening: Buy one pound, and get a second pound at 50% off. The menu is Cajun cuisine, for lunch and dinner, and they also have a kids menu.

Here is the full menu: