Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pay for parking at Bethesda Library

Monday, July 5th the Bethesda Library will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday.

Starting July 6th, the parking at Bethesda Library will no longer be free. Parking meters are being installed and it will cost Seventy Five cents per hour.

Also on July 6th the hours are changing. The new hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am to 8pm (it used to close at 9pm) and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm (giving you an extra hour Fri and Sat nights and taking away an hour Sat morning). Again this summer the library will be closed on Sunday. Sunday hours will resume late summer.

The library is located at 7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Update on the Monty

Just a quick update on the "Monty" project, a new mixed use 17 story apartment building with up to 200 units and 7,700 square feet of ground-floor retail south of Woodmont Avenue facing both Fairmont Ave and St. Elmo Ave. The planning board hasn't had it on the agenda for the past year but it looks like things are slowly progressing. Based on a comment on another post, I walked by there and both PrepMatters and Dansez! Dansez! have moved. I think they were the last occupants of the buildings that are scheduled to be torn down.

According to PrepMatters: While our new office is under construction, we will be holding all summer sessions in a temporary space located at 8120 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 850, Bethesda.

Dansez! Dansez! move on June 16th to 4909 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD.

Update 7/1: What a difference a couple of days makes. DCMud reports that the sale of 4918 St. Elmo Avenue (pictured) to Bainbridge Companies is now complete. Demolition and excavation are supposed to begin this fall and the entire project be done sometime in October 2012.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Uptown Deli on its way

On Norfolk Avenue between the corner slice and Limon's Jewelers we are getting a new deli, "Uptown Deli". Back in April they were planning on putting in "Capital Beer and Wine" but apparently plans have changed.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Bethesda Circulator hours changing

Bethesda Circulator, the free bus that goes around downtown Bethesda, MD every 10 minutes or so is changing its hours. Starting July 1st the hours will be:
  • Monday through Thursday: 7 am - 11 pm
  • Friday: 7 am - 12 midnight
  • Saturday: 10 am - 12 midnight
  • Sunday: No service
It used to run (and actually still does through June 30) until midnight Mon-Thurs and until 2am on Fri and Sat. We are getting earlier service on Saturday, it used to start at 6pm on Sat. You can see the route here.

Have you every taken the circulator? Was your experience good or bad?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Like a twig

This was the scene at the beginning of the week on Greentree Road in Bethesda, MD. There clearly had been an accident where a car (yes I am comforable saying it was a car, not a bicycle) knocked down and broke this telephone pole and the fire hydrant next to it. You can see good sized gouges in the ground where the telephone pole hit. Someone must have been going well above the speed limit to do this amount of damage.