Business Notes: New White Flint Name to be Presented; JBG Proposes Redevelopment of Office Building in Bethesda

Plus: Food security collaborative receives pro-bono consulting; Gaylord Lamps and Shades temporarily closes


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JBG is proposing to redevelop its office building at 4733 Bethesda Avenue

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Streetsense to Present New White Flint Name Next Week

The firm hired by a group of White Flint developers to come up with a new name for the area surrounding the White Flint Metro station will unveil the name recommended for the district at the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee meeting at 8 a.m. Dec. 9, according to Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Director Ken Hartman.

The presentation of a recommendation means the name issue may soon be settled, if stakeholders agree with the rebranding, which will not affect surrounding neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Community representatives on the advisory committee expressed concern last month the name would be presented as a done deal, rather than something that can be debated and considered by the greater community before being chosen.

JBG Proposes Redevelopment of Bethesda Avenue Building

Developer JBG has posted a sign in front of its eight-floor office building at 4733 Bethesda Ave. announcing the company’s plan to redevelop the building into a 242,000-square-foot office building with 13,000 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space.

JBG is hosting a public meeting on the proposal at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, according to the sign.

The building is located across from the Lot 31 residential buildings under construction by StonebridgeCarras and PN Hoffman near Bethesda Row.

MoCo Food Security Collaborative Receives $130,000 In-kind Donation

The Montgomery County Food Security Collaborative—a new organization uniting local businesses to fight hunger—announced Tuesday it has received a $130,000 in-kind donation from Compass, a Washington, D.C.-based business consulting firm.

Compass, which is comprised of alumni from universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Michigan and Johns Hopkins, has offered pro-bono consulting to help the nonprofit set up its distribution network that looks to guide leftover or unused food to the needy.

Gaylord’s Lamps and Shades Closes Temporarily due to Flood Damage

Gaylord’s Lamps and Shades has closed temporarily this month after flooding damaged the interior of the shop, according to Bethesda blogger Robert Dyer. The store at 5272 River Road in Bethesda is expected to be closed for about three weeks, according to Dyer.

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