Cava opens at Cabin John
Cabin John Village welcomed the first of its four new restaurants this week when Cava opened its doors at the corner of Seven Locks Road and Tuckerman Lane. This was the 62nd location for the homegrown restaurant chain — and it was quickly followed by #63 the very next day in Austin, TX. What’s next for the Cabin John Village restaurant scene? Shake Shack and Le Pain Quotidien in the next few weeks, followed by Sisters Thai sometime this fall. Have you heard about the grand plan for expansion at Cabin John Village? Click here for our May 17th report.
Dormify ready to graduate from the mall
These are the final weeks for the Dormify pop-up shop at Westfield Montgomery mall; doors close Aug. 27th when the last of the college kids are off to school. Dormify, founded in 2012 by a mother-daughter team from Potomac, is following in the footsteps of Warby Parker, Bonobos and other online retailers as it tests that market with a few brick-and-mortar locations. “When customers can touch and feel our products in person, when they can see for themselves the softness of our bedding and the quality of our storage items, it really contributes to the ‘wow’ factor,” says Dormify exec Stephanie Kimel. So which products have been getting the most wows this summer? Bedding in muted palettes of grey and white; faux-fur pillows with colorful throws for contrast; and cushioned headboards that can be mounted on the wall and removed when the school year is over. Click here to check them out.
New at the mall
West Coast retailer Zumiez, specializing in skateboards, snowboards and skater-style fashions, has opened its doors at Westfield Montgomery mall on the second level near Auntie Anne’s. Also new, just across the hall, is a gift shop called Good Luck. Several of the mall’s larger stores will have a new look for fall; read more in our July 12 issue.
Potomac UPS store closes
This week brought the unexpected closing of the Pack-‘n’-Ship store next to 7 Locks Barber at Potomac Woods Plaza — one of those longtime neighborhood businesses that you don’t appreciate until it’s gone. For Amazon Primers and other heavy users of UPS, the next-closest drop-off locations include Wintergreen Plaza on Rockville Pike, White Flint Plaza on Nicholson Lane, Westlake Crossing outside Westfield Montgomery Mall and the Potomac Promenade shopping center on Falls Road.