Montgomery Mall Update: What’s New & What’s Coming Soon (October 2022 Edition)

by Patrick Herron

Below is a list of businesses that have recently opened at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, as well as others that are coming soon.

Now Open: Under Armour
Under Armour held the ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly renovated location on the lower level of the mall on September 30. The store now features a youth clothing section, 3D foot scanner, digital boards, and upgraded fitting rooms. The store closed for remodeling back in April and had been operating out of a temporary location in the mall at the former site of Sports Nation, which closed back in February.

Did you know that Kevin Plank, founder of Under Armour, grew up in Kensington? He is the youngest of five brothers born to William and Jayne Plank. His father was a prominent real estate developer who passed away in 1993. A local project of his was the Al Marah subdivision off River Road, just off of exit 39 on the Beltway.  His mother was the mayor of Kensington for 8 years, from 1974-1982. She went on to direct the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the United States Department of State under President Ronald Reagan, and was a real estate broker until the early 2000s. Read more about Kevin’s story here.


Now Open: Sheepskin Gifts & Alpaca Too
Seasonal business Sheepskin Gifts & Alpaca Too has returned to the mall for the upcoming holiday shopping season. The store offers items such as sheepskin steering wheel covers, boots, rugs, and throws.


Now Open: Psycho Bunny
New York based men’s fashion store Psycho Bunny, which specializes in “4,000 stitch bunny-embroidered polos” is now open. The clothing line currently has collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Justise Winslow, and Jay Versace.  Psycho Bunny is located on the bottom level of the mall.  From their website: “We could have done what everybody else was doing. But we didn’t. Instead we set out to make the perfect polo and the most luxurious tee you’d ever wear. And that’s exactly what we’ve done. Our Pima cotton is woven from longer, smoother fibres. This has a number of benefits, most important of which is that it gives the fabric an incredibly soft on-body feel. The longer fibres are more durable, too—less prone to warping and tearing, while retaining their colored dye considerably longer than traditional cotton.”


Coming Soon: KICKZ
Sneaker Boutique KICKZ is scheduled to open in the mall on October 22. KICKZ opened a location inside of Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News, VA in 2021. Photos from the VA location below courtesy of @kickzsb on Instagram:


Now Open: The B-12 Store
The B-12 Store, which offers a variety of vitamin injections, opened for business on October 1. According to their website, “whether you’re feeling run down, have a specific ailment to target, or could just use some pep in your step, The B-12 Store has an injection for you! Walk-ins at our store locations are welcome, book an appointment online, or select products for purchase online to administer yourself! We strive to make health and joy conveniently attainable for you.”


Coming Soon: Greek Aroma Grill
Greek Aroma Grill is coming to the Montgomery Mall food terrace. Greek Aroma currently has a location at 177 D Thomas Johnson Dr. in Frederick, MD.  Menu items include gyros, kababs, salads, and souvlaki. No opening date has been announced and the restaurant is currently hiring. According to their website, “At Greek Aroma, every dish is created using only the freshest and finest ingredients. We serve only the finest meats, freshest vegetables, and desserts that are baked fresh daily. Our authentic menu and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience. Every dish is made to order.”


Coming Soon: Yolly Jolly Kids
Coming soon signage is up at Jolly Yolly Kids. The indoor playground will be located next to The Cheesecake Factory on the mall’s lower level.  The 8,000+ square ft. indoor play space will have playgrounds, party rental space, and an art studio. Per Jolly Yolly: “Jolly Yolly Kids is an indoor play and learning center for children aged 13 and under. The center has a play area of approximately 8,500 square feet, equipped with a multilevel premium indoor play structure for children aged 13 and under, tot lots for children from 2 to 7 years old, baby area for children aged 2 and under, and party rooms. The primary services offered will be children open-play and birthday parties. And our mission is to create an unmatchable experience in a Bright, Safe, Clean, Fun and Friendly environment.”


Happening Now: Flip Circus (September 30 – October 17)
Flip Circus is coming to Montgomery Mall for 2.5 weeks starting September 30th and going until October 17th. The show will be located under a large white and red tent that will be set up in the parking lot area near the Old Navy entrance to the mall. Flip Circus is “a brand new show with national an international acts. Inside its big top, people can enjoy all the talents of acrobats, jugglers, dancers, clowns, trapeze, and much more. This talented team put all their passion and heart into offering us a show to fall in love with.  A place where reality becomes magic!” Shows will take place at 7:30pm Monday-Friday, at 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm on Saturdays, and at 12pm, 3pm, and 7pm on Sundays. Tickets are currently available through the FlipCircus website at a $10 discounted rate.

 

 

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