Showing posts with label Rockville Town Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rockville Town Center. Show all posts

Monday, May 13, 2024

Assault in Rockville Town Center area




Rockville City police responded to a report of an aggravated assault in the Rockville Town Center area late Friday afternoon, May 10, 2024. Officers were called to the 300 block of N. Washington Street at 5:13 PM Friday. A weapon other than a firearm was utilized in the assault.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

If you snooze, you lose...your Apple Watch in Rockville


Doze off during dinner in Rockville Town Center, and you might find your smart watch gone when you wake up. That's what happened to a customer who fell asleep inside a business located in the 200 block of E. Middle Lane on April 27, 2024, Rockville City police say. After the victim nodded off around 7:30 PM that evening, an unknown suspect grabbed their unattended Apple Watch and fled the building. If you have any information about this theft, call police at 240-314-8900.


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Kung Fu Kitchen replaces Peter Chang in Rockville


Peter Chang has left the building. The beloved restaurateur and chef recently opened a Gaithersburg location, but now his Rockville outpost has closed. His space at 20-A Maryland Avenue at Rockville Town Square isn't going dark like so many others in the struggling town center, though. It has quickly been filled by Kung Fu Kitchen. Promising a new menu of "authentic Chinese cuisine," it still has the Peter Chang signage above the storefront, but that will change in the coming weeks.




Thursday, April 11, 2024

Woman attacked with hammer in Rockville Town Center


A woman was assaulted by a hammer-wielding man in the Rockville Town Center area early in the morning on April 7, 2024. The victim told Rockville City police that she was visiting the 200 block of N. Washington Street, and was approached by an unknown male subject at 3:25 AM. He suddenly produced a hammer, and struck her "on the face" with it, she said. 

The suspect then fled in a black SUV. No tag number for the getaway vehicle has been released, nor has a physical description of the alleged attacker. If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, contact Rockville City police at 240-314-8900.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Assault at Rockville bus stop


Rockville City police are investigating a 2nd-degree assault at a bus stop in the Rockville Town Center area, which was reported early Monday afternoon, March 25, 2024. The assault was reported at a bus stop in the 300 block of N. Washington Street at 12:14 PM Monday. That's in the vicinity of the Montgomery County Government-operated liquor store.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Assault at government building in Rockville


Rockville City police were called to a government building Tuesday, February 6, 2024, after someone reported having been the victim of a 2nd-degree assault there. The assault was reported at a building in the 300 block of N. Washington Street at 12:12 PM Tuesday. That is in the Rockville Town Center area.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Walk In Closet Beauty Bar opens in Rockville


Walk In Closet Beauty Bar
has opened in Rockville Town Center. It is located in the ground floor of the Cambria Suites hotel at 211 E. Middle Lane, next to Panera Bread. The salon offers makeup, hairstyling, blowout, hair-coloring, and hair extension services. More extensive "glam sessions" are also available for makeovers, or weddings and other special occasions and events. Appointments can be made online.




Friday, December 15, 2023

New Chase Bank branch lights up in Rockville (Photos)


Signage has been installed and is now lit at the future Chase Bank branch at 460 Hungerford Drive, in the Rockville Town Center area. Inside, comfortable furniture can be seen through the large glass facade. Outside, a drive-thru ATM is nearing completion. Utilities are being hooked up to the new building, which replaces a shuttered Chinese supermarket, whose historic building was razed to make way for the bank.








Sunday, November 5, 2023

Police seek man they say damaged computers at Rockville Library



Rockville City police are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect accused of damaging computers in the Rockville Memorial Library at 21 Maryland Avenue at Rockville Town Square on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Police allege the adult male suspect damaged two computers at the library around 4:10 PM that afternoon. They describe the suspect as a Black male who does not have a right arm, and was wearing short dreadlocks, a red knit hat, and a gray blanket. If you have any information about this incident or suspect, call Rockville City police at 240-314-8900.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Prime redevelopment site on the auction block in Rockville Town Center


A property with one of the most-desirable and high-traffic locations in Rockville Town Center will be auctioned off in 28 days. 255 Rockville Pike is currently improved with a three-story office building and heavily-used parking garage. While that would provide a steady income for the winning bidder, the site is also directly across from - and connected to via skybridge - the Rockville Metro station. That means the property is also eligible for a transit-oriented redevelopment at much greater height and density than the current structure.


255 Rockville Pike was once part of the now-demolished Rockville Mall. In recent decades, it was home to Montgomery County government offices. Now that those have been moved to the County's new government building in Wheaton, the vacant building is being put on the auction block. This puts a transit-oriented site on the heavily-traveled MD 355 highway corridor into play on the City of Rockville's economic growth chessboard. The Metro station across the street is not only served by WMATA's Red Line subway trains, but also Maryland's MARC commuter rail, and Amtrak's Washington D.C. to Chicago route trains.


Transwestern, which is marketing the Ten-X Commercial auction, notes that the current building's 12-foot ceilings would also make it a prime candidate for conversion to a biotech facility. It could also be redeveloped as a high-visibility corporate headquarters. Of course, as Montgomery County hasn't attracted a major corporate headquarters in a quarter century, there is also the very real probability of the site being redeveloped as a mixed-use residential tower. Some have long touted the need for more residents in the Town Center, to support the businesses in that struggling area, which the latter use would provide, although others have pointed to parking issues as the primary culprit for the area's empty storefronts.


The City of Rockville's 2040 Comprehensive master plan anticipates that 255 Rockville Pike will indeed be demolished and redeveloped. "It is recommended that the City take an active role in the
redevelopment of this area as a prominent site in Rockville’s downtown," the plan states regarding 255 Rockville Pike. "Redevelopment of this property should contribute to the realization of the Town Center downtown L-shaped ‘spine,’ and incorporate an expanded pedestrian promenade over MD-355 to the Rockville Transit Station."


Such recommendations suggest that the City, which is about to elect a new mayor and City Council, will be heavily engaged in any redevelopment of this property. While this could add to the complexity of building something new here, it's also likely that the new property owner could wrangle some benefits or concessions from the City if it presents a project with the amenities and potential to improve the Town Center/Metro station area's environment, business climate, and pedestrian safety. With such a rare opportunity for new construction at the Rockville Metro station, there should be no shortage of bidders. As the auction listing notes, the site's PD-RCI zoning allows for high-rise construction, but also the most Metro-accessible location for a biotech facility in the I-270 life sciences corridor.

Photos courtesy Transwestern

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Police called after assault at Rockville bar


Rockville City police responded to a report of an assault at a bar in the Rockville Town Center early yesterday morning, October 7, 2023. The assault was reported at an establishment in the 100 block of Gibbs Street at 12:00 AM Saturday. That is at Rockville Town Square.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Rockville garage assailant sought by police


Rockville City police are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating the alleged assailant in a September 14, 2023 assault in a parking garage in the Town Center area. Police say the male suspect suddenly approached the male victim, and assaulted him. The victim does not know the suspect.

Police describe the suspect as a White male with a "very heavy build," 5'8" in height, and around 35-40 years old. The suspect was wearing a beard, black baseball cap and glasses at the time of the assault. If you have any information about this incident or suspect, call Rockville City police at 240-314-8900.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Kung Fu Tea closes in Rockville


Kung Fu Tea
has closed its Rockville Town Center location at 275 N. Washington Street. Rockville Kung Fu Tea customers are being directed to the chain's Rio Lakefront and Pike & Rose locations. The closure is particularly surprising given that the store was just renovated earlier this summer. "Kung Fu Tea Rockville has closed its doors," the company said in a statement. "We sincerely thank you for your support and patronage over the years."

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Juvenile stabbed in Rockville


Rockville City police responded to a report of an aggravated assault in the Rockville Town Center area Monday night, August 28, 2023. The assault was reported in the unit block of Monroe Place at 10:20 PM. A juvenile victim told officers that he was stabbed several times at 10:10 PM, after having agreed to fight another individual. The victim "was reluctant to give additional details," police say.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Diner threatened with gun at Rockville restaurant


Rockville City police are searching for a diner who threatened a fellow customer with a gun at a restaurant in the Rockville Town Center area. A dispute between the two customers at a restaurant in the 100 block of E. Montgomery Avenue broke out around 4:10 PM on August 7, 2023. As the argument escalated, one of the two threatened the other with a handgun. 

Police describe the suspect as a Black male with a beard and a "heavy build," six feet in height. If you have any information about this incident or suspect, call police at 240-314-8900.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Tequila Modern Mexican opening soon in Rockville


Here's an update on Tequila Modern Mexican, the new restaurant opening soon at 11 N. Washington Street in Rockville Town Center. The chain's first Maryland location could open as soon as next month. Operating hours will be 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Their Virginia locations serve over 50 varieties of tequila, as well as a Cheesecake Chimichanga, according to their website.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Assault at Regal Cinemas in Rockville


Rockville City police were summoned to Regal Cinemas Rockville at 199 E. Montgomery Avenue on Friday night after an assault was reported at the cineplex. Police responded to the theater at 8:06 PM Friday, July 21, 2023. This was the second assault reported in the Town Center area on Friday.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Indecent exposure in Rockville parking lot


Rockville City police responded to a report of indecent exposure in the Rockville Town Center area on Tuesday afternoon, June 20, 2023. The incident was reported in a commercial parking lot in the 300 block of N. Washington Street at 3:31 PM.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Car stolen from Rockville apartment building


Rockville City police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at an apartment building Monday morning in the Rockville Town Center area. The vehicle was reported stolen at an apartment building in the 100 block of Monroe Street. It is believed the vehicle was stolen sometime between 6:30 PM Sunday night and 9:15 AM Monday morning.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Indecent exposure in Rockville


Rockville City police responded to an indecent exposure incident in the Rockville Town Center area early Wednesday morning, June 14, 2023. The incident was reported in the 200 block of N. Washington Street at 12:40 AM. That block is directly behind Rockville Town Square between Beall Avenue and E. Middle Lane.