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New seafood on Rockville Pike, new boutique for Park Potomac, Rio movie theater revamp




Fish taco from Slapfish


Slapfish on the way to Rockville

Opening next month at Montrose Crossing on Rockville Pike: Slapfish, the fast-casual seafood restaurant that’s expanding to the D.C. area. The California-based chain offers a moderately priced menu ranging from fish tacos to shrimp salad to a seafood/grilled cheese mashup called the Clobster. Slapfish is set to open July 13th next to CAVA and newcomer Honeygrow, part of the new restaurant row that’s rising where Timpano once stood. Also on the way: Five Guys , relocating from its longtime home on the other side of Rockville Pike. For more on Slapfish in our Feb. 8th edition, click here



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Future Gym & Tonic space at Park Potomac


New boutique for Park Potomac

New boutique on the way to Park Potomac: Gym & Tonic, featuring high-end workout wear plus blazers, sweaters and cute tank tops that can transition from day to night. The store is a new venture from longtime local retailer Wendy Abelman, who previously worked for Lucky Brand and My Best Friend’s Closet, and business partner Amy Morgan Block, who once ran a similar store in Miami. The duo are hoping to open by early fall next to Addie’s — right in the sweet spot between Life Time Athletic and Orangetheory Fitness.



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AMC Loews movie theater at Rio Washingtonian Center


Revamp for Rio’s movie theater

The AMC Loews theater at Rio Washingtonian Center will be fully renovated by fall, the company tells us, with reclining seats, improved lighting and sound equipment, and an upgraded food and beverage menu. AMC is freshening up its properties across the country to meet the expectations of today’s audiences, who have grown accustomed to posh competitors like iPic and ArcLight.  No word yet on how all these changes will affect ticket prices. For more on what’s happening at Rio Washingtonian, click here for our June 7th edition.



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Summer Sidewalk Sale at Wildwood Shopping Center


Summer kickoff at Wildwood this weekend

What’s happening this weekend? The annual Summer Sidewalk Sale at Wildwood Shopping Center. Stop by for great summertime deals at many of your favorite stores and restaurants: Belina Boutique, Blanca Flor, Coco Blanca, Hadlee, Irresistibles, Oakville Grille and Wine Bar, Red Orchard, Salon Nader, Sanctuary Interior Designs, Sandy Springs Bank, Secrete Jewelry, Sequel, [SOLIDCORE], South Moon Under, Voorthuis Opticians, Wildwood Italian Cuisine and Yves Delorme. The fun kicks into high gear on Saturday (June 16th) with live music and giveaways from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — including a chance to win $500 in gift cards to Wildwood merchants. Wildwood Shopping Center, 10241 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 301-998-8100.





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  • Poki D.C. and The Baked Bear heading to Rio Washingtonian Center. Click here.
  • MOM’s Organic Market opens on Shady Grove. Click here.
  • China Garden to fill Paladar space on Rockville Pike. Click here
  • Trader Joe’s at Travilah Square: the latest. Click here.
  • Wildwood Shopping Center summer update. Click here.
  • Branded 72 becomes Crossroads BBQ and Grill. Click here.
  • Westfield Montgomery Mall has new food on the way. Click here.
  • Karma Erwin Gomez opens at Park Potomac. Click here.
  • Cabin John Q&A: What’s the plan? Click here.
  • True Food Kitchen spinoff for Wildwood & Travilah. Click here.
  • Wegmans in Rockville: your questions answered. Click here.
  • Pike & Rose will get an Asian food hall: Click here.





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