Cabin John bakery to open next month
The new restaurants at Cabin John Villageare still months away from completion, but the Sweetly Anchored bakery will be open in just a few weeks. Owner Lindsay Miniaci, known locally for her custom cakes, will be serving freshly made sweets, snacks, coffee and tea at the former Orange Leafspace inside the Cabin John mini-mall. For more on Sweetly Anchored, click here. For the scoop on another new bakery that’s heading to Pike & Rose, click here.
As one Red Door closes, another opens
The Red Door Spa & Salon is about to close those red doors at Wildwood Shopping Center. The salon is relocating to a larger space next to the brand new Canopy Hotel at Pike & Rose, where it’s tentatively set to reopen April 6th. No word yet on who’s taking over the Red Door space at Wildwood, but we hear that it will likely be divided among several smaller tenants. Meanwhile, there’s another new salon on the way: Karma Erwin Gomez, headed by the D.C.-based celebrity makeup artist, is set to open in the next few weeks at Park Potomac. Click here for more.
Bummer week for the kids
To no one’s surprise, Toys R Us announced this week that it will sell or close all 800 of its U.S. stores including the Babies R Us chain. For our take on what went wrong with Toys R Us — and why our local toy stores may fare better — click here. In related news, the Kidville play center in Rockville also has closed after a long tenure at Fallsgrove. The Bethesda Kidville, under different ownership, is still in business.