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Aldi update, ins and outs at the mall, new Starbucks and the Supreme store




Aldi under construction on Rockville Pike


Aldi update

This week we checked on the progress of Rockville’s first Aldi store, now under construction in the former H.H. Gregg space next to Petco at Congressional North. You wouldn’t know it by the empty shell seen here, but the company tells us the store is still on track to open this fall as planned. This is one of six new Maryland stores for Aldi, a German grocer that sells high-quality private-label brands at rock-bottom prices. For more on Aldi’s unique business model, click here. For info on Rockville’s upcoming Wegmans store, click here. And for the latest on the new Trader Joe’s in Travilah, click here.



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Bath & Body works at Westfield Montgomery mall


Comings and goings at the mall

If you stopped by Westfield Montgomery mall this week and spotted the empty space where Bath & Body Works used to be, don’t panic: There’s a lot of reshuffling going on this summer. Bath & Body Works is getting a facelift and will be operating out of temporary quarters until the work is finished. The Pandora store and Old Navy are doing the same. Meanwhile, the past few weeks have seen the openings of InvisalignK&I Salon and a Thai rolled ice cream kiosk. What closed? Pen Boutique, after a very long going-out-of-business sale. What’s next for Westfield Montgomery? A major expansion beginning in 2019. For more on that story, click here.



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MVP Supreme store at Westfield Montgomery mall


Making the scene at Supreme

While we’re talking about Westfield Montgomery mall, have you ever wondered what’s up with that MVP Supreme store in the Macy’s Home wing? As any teen can probably tell you, the store is a reseller of Supreme and other popular skatewear brands that produce high-priced goods ($78 T-shirts and $158 track jackets) in very, very small quantities. The scarcity means that most items get snatched up the moment they “drop,” and some Supreme stores have set up ticketing systems to handle the overload of shoppers on “drop days.” As for the lucky buyers, they’re less likely to wear their Supreme clothes than to resell them — at school or online — for a sizable profit. Want to see what the brand is all about? Click here



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Starbucks at Pike & Rose


New Starbucks for North Bethesda

The new Starbucks at Pike & Rose has finally opened its doors in the prime space between H&M and Sur La Table. This location replaces the older Starbucks just off Rockville Pike, which was more convenient for passing drivers but missed out on all that Pike & Rose foot traffic.




Local Services Guide

  • Home Services: AC, electrical, flooring, locksmiths, moving & more. Click here.
  • Parties & Specialty Gifts: Party swag, monograms, custom art & more. Click here.
  • Professional Services: Dentists, orthodontists & therapists. Click here.
  • Pet Services: Only the best for your pet. Click here.


Did you miss these stories?

  • The Spot Asian Food Hall opens in downtown Rockville. Click here.
  • Cabin John restaurants close to opening. Click here.
  • Westfield Montgomery mall signs a huge new restaurant for the Naples space. Click here.
  • Sugo and the new Julii bring a well-known chef aboard. Click here.
  • Westfield Montgomery Mall to begin a major expansion. Click here.
  • Chico’s closes in Potomac Village. Click here.
  • Cafe Rio Mexican restaurant opens at Travilah Square. Click here.
  • Park Potomac gets a new clothing boutique. Click here.
  • Rio Washingtonian gets a movie theater revamp. Click here.
  • Trader Joe’s opening soon at Travilah Square. Click here.
  • Cabin John Q&A: What’s the plan? Click here.



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