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New seafood market coming to Potomac Woods; Two local gyms close — plus special deals and discounts at Cabin John



Little Gym out, seafood market in at Potomac Woods

The Little GymBig changes are coming to Potomac Woods Plaza, the Walgreens-anchored shopping center off Montrose and Seven Locks Road. Moving out next week: The Little Gym children’sO'Donnell's Sea Grill fitness center, which is tentatively set to reopen in Gaithersburg. Moving in this fall: A new seafood market from the former owner of the O’Donnell’s Sea Grill restaurant chain. “Along with fresh fish, we’re going to have meats, prepared vegetables, a make-your-own salad bar and a bakery,” says owner Bill Edelblut, whose family opened the first O’Donnell’s in D.C. in 1922 and closed the last one in The Kentlands in 2013. “We’re going to have the same crab cakes we served at the restaurant. And the rum buns — cinnamon sweet rolls that were an O’Donnell’s signature for 90-something years — are coming back.” Edelblut says he hopes this new venture will offer a less punishing schedule than the restaurant business. “Forty years of nights and weekend hours were enough for me,” he says. “I’ve always wanted to open a market.”



Barre Belle

Barre Belle throws in the towel

The Little Gym at Potomac Woods Plaza isn’t the only “little gym” that’s saying goodbye this week. Just around the corner at Park Potomac Place, Barre Belle FitnesBarre Belle Fitness Studios Studio closed its doors on Tuesday after four years in business. Owner Julie Wender, a Bethesda native who was one of the first to teach barre fitness classes in this area, was originally a franchisee of the Go Figure chain. Last year she split with that company and changed the gym’s name and format. Fans are hoping that Wender will turn up again at another local gym.



My Gym Logo

My Gym Potomac and My Gym Bethesda are currently enrolling for spring and summer classes, birthday parties, camps and Parent Nights Out! Check us out with FREE trial classes.

My Gym is honoring all current memberships and missed classes from The Little Gym. Call 301-983-5300 or click here to visit the My Gym website for more details.



Three new eateries ready to open at the mall

NaplesConstruction is nearly complete on three new eateries in the Dining Terrace at Westfield Montgomery Mall. Cold Stone Creamery, Yum Crepes and the Naples Italian restaurant are all expected to open in the next week or two. So is the new Rumi Tea and Spice shop on the lower level near Macy’s. 




Join us this Sunday for special discounts at Leila Jewels

Leila green glass bowlWould you like some Mother’s Day inspiration — plus a chance to talk shop with the Store Reporter? Join us this Sunday, May 3 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for a special shopping event at Leila Fine Gifts & Jewels in the Cabin John Shopping Center. Say hello to the Store Reporter, enter a jewelry raffle, and take 15 percent off everything you buy — or 25 percent off a single item (like this Badash Crystal bowl, $72) Use the discount for your mom, or buy something for yourself — we won’t tell. And for those who can’t make it on Sunday, click here for our coupon to take 20 percent OFF any item at Leila between now and Mother’s Day.



Cabin John deals, discounts and freebies

Cabin John spring coupon flyerHot off the presses this week: The spring coupon flyer from Cabin John Shopping Center & Mall. Inside you'll find deals, discounts and freebies for merchants including Baskin-Robbins, B Scene, Breadsmith, Dunkin' Donuts, Toy Castle, California Tortilla, BGR and more. If you didn't get one in your mailbox, no worries: We've got a link to print your own at home. Click here to find it on our Coupons & Giveaways page.




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