Consensus Reached to Include Words “North Bethesda” in Potential White Flint Metro Name Change

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Consensus Reached to Include Words “North Bethesda” in Potential White Flint Metro Name Change

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On Wednesday night, Amy Ginsburg of the Friends of White Flint hosted an online discussion with County Executive Marc Elrich, Councilmember Andrew Friedson, and The Greater Bethesda Chamber to discuss the re-naming of White Flint metro station.

Ginsburg told MCM, “the approximately 60 people in attendance went from expressing a fairly even split to reaching a consensus to change the station’s name to something that included the two words – North Bethesda”

The name of the metro station is most closely associated to the old White Flint mall and current residents don’t believe it reflects the area.

Lord & Taylor, the last remnant of the mall, closed in January of this year. The rest of the mall was demolished in 2015.

The two names we’re hearing suggested the most are “North Bethesda” and “Pike District”.

Our friend Dan Reed @justupthepike had a few good suggestions:

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1 Comment on "Consensus Reached to Include Words “North Bethesda” in Potential White Flint Metro Name Change"

  1. White Flint name should be reserved. White Flint mall no longer exists but keeping the name of this Metro station reminds generations later that one time here we had a mall named White Flint. Remind younger generations how our society , American economy, has evolved from bridges and mortar shopping centers to mail order one stroke shopping  at home.   Please do not erase local history .

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