Call Your Mother is ringing the dinner bell for the first time ever at its Pike & Rose location. “That’s right: Call Your Mother is doing dinner! You can now fulfill your dreams of having Call Your Mother for every meal of the day.”

Call Your Mother, the award-winning Jew-ish deli, opened at Pike & Rose back on September 20th. Located at 11807 Grand Park Ave. in North Bethesda, MD, the bagel shop and deli features homemade, signature bagels, creative sandwiches, coffee, and nostalgic pastries. Now, they’re adding dinner to their repertoire.

The Jew-ish deli is bringing back original Park View menu favorites like the Brisket & Pastrami Tacos (3 with cheddar cheese on CYM-made corn tortillas) and Pizza Bagels (tomato sauce, cheese, pesto and pepperoni on a plain bagel), in addition to NEW hot sandwiches on house-made rolls. The dinner menu at Pike & Rose stays true to the deli’s Jew-ish roots, offering fun, creative twists on the classics.

This menu will only be available at the Pike & Rose location (11807 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852) from 4pm to 8pm daily.

(Photo credits, Tim Casey)

Lenscrafters will be opening two new MoCo locations in the coming months, with new locations coming to Pike & Rose and Rio. The eyewear retailer has posted signage at both locations indicating they are “coming soon.”

LensCrafters offers eye exams and sells prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. “Customers can expect to find innovative technology, the newest styles, and unparalleled personalized service. They offer a wide range of prescription lenses for eyeglasses and sunglasses, perfectly tailored to your lifestyle.”

The Pike & Rose store will be located at 901 Rose Avenue, behind Melina. The Rio store will be located on Grand Corner Ave, next to Revive DMV and across from Target. A specific opening date has not yet been provided for either location.

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Summer House Santa Monica, a restaurant with a beach-house inspired decor and West Coast cuisine meant to “offer a laid-back vibe reminiscent of California,”  opened at 11825 Grand Park Avenue  sharing the location with artisanal pizza spot Stella Barra Pizzeria back in early 2015.

Now, the restaurants have officially “joined forces” as guests are able to book reservations and order online through the Summer House website. Per the announcement, seen below, big changes in regards to renovations are also coming soon.

Both are part of the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, which also owns Mon Ami Gabi located at Bethesda Row.

Announcement via Summer House Santa Monica on Instagram:

It’s official! 🚨We are joining forces with our next-door neighbor, @stellabarra in North Bethesda! Moving forward, guests can now book reservations, order online, and more all on

Of course, Stella favorites like our artisan pizza, pasta, and antipasti plates will remain on the menu, alongside seasonal Cali-inspired dishes. Plus, big renovation changes are on the horizon. Stay tuned! 👀

Thank you for your continued patience and loyalty, we look forward to serving up more sunshine in a new and improved Summer House experience!”



It has been just under a year since Bark Social opened its gates in Pike & Rose, adjacent to Rose Park and next to Julii and Jinya. BizJournals reports that the “social club for dogs and their owners has raised another $2 million to fuel its growth in Greater Washington and other metro areas along the East Coast.” Per the report, it’s the latest of three funding rounds for the company, for a total of around $5.3 million. Bark Social will start with a new location in Baltimore (Canton) and plan on at least two more locations in D.C. and Philadelphia to be announced soon.

The existing venue consists of a 25,000 square foot dog park plus a 2,500 square foot climate controlled clubhouse as well as a bar/cafe and gift shop. The dog park is off-leash and monitored by trained professionals at all times and there is a separate area for small dogs as well.

Their outdoor area is spacious– it has ample, physically distanced seating for humans and lots of room for dogs to play around. They have a covered outdoor patio with heating, an uncovered area, an indoor clubhouse, and they also brought back the Pike & Rose beach on their premises due to popular request.

Members are able to access amenities such as TV and WiFi in their clubhouse, a dog treat bar, dog wash stations, as well as a shop featuring locally made products. Bark Social plans to offer events such as dog yoga, Yappy hours, singles nights, dog birthday parties, and even a Halloween dog costume contest.
Memberships run at $349.99 for the year, $39.99 for the month, or $9.99-$14.99 for a day pass. Humans enter for free and dogs are not necessary for entry.

915 Meeting Street will be a 16-story, state-of-the-art, LEED Gold-targeted building featuring 9,600 square feet of ground floor retail, approximately 25,000-square-foot flexible floor plates and 700 dedicated parking spaces. The building, designed by Gensler, will incorporate a vibrant architectural design that includes numerous amenities, such as a rooftop conference center with collaborative common areas, WiredScore-targeted connectivity, a fitness center, and resource-efficient sustainable and wellness features.

Located in the Pike & Rose neighborhood of North Bethesda, 915 Meeting Street will sit within the transit-oriented, LEED Gold-certified neighborhood of Pike & Rose and its more than 400,000 square feet of retail, services, dining, and entertainment offerings. The new construction comes following the success of Pike & Rose’s 300,000 square feet of existing office product, which includes tenants such as Bank of America, JLL, Industrious, OneDigital and Federal Realty’s corporate headquarters.

915 Meeting Street broke ground in late 2021 and has made significant progress. The building is 40% pre-leased to Choice Hotels, who plans to relocate approximately 400 corporate employees from its current headquarters beginning in December of 2023. Bernie McCarthy, executive managing director, and Danny Sheridan, managing director at JLL represented Federal Realty, and Steve London, vice chairman at Savills represented Choice Hotels.  

“It’s been gratifying to see Pike & Rose become an established neighborhood and the real estate of choice for multiple uses,” said Don Wood, chief executive officer for Federal Realty. “The continued demand for office at our mixed-use developments, coming from world-class companies like Splunk and NetApp at Santana, Partners Healthcare and PUMA at Assembly, and now Choice at Pike & Rose, validates our track record of delivering a high-quality product that capitalizes on the highly amenitized environments we have created.”


The lights are off, doors are locked, and phones are ringing unanswered at Taylor Gourmet in Pike & Rose. Google lists the restaurant as “permanently closed” and employees at two DC locations confirmed the closing.

Taylor Gourmet returned to Pike & Rose in October of 2019, a little over a year after the brand announced it would be closing all 17 of its stores in the DC area.

In April of 2019, it was announced that new ownership would be reviving the local sandwich chain, bringing back some of the more profitable locations.

We were told in July of 2019 that Pike & Rose would be one of the locations that would be returning, along with Penn Ave and DuPont Circle in DC. The Pike & Rose restaurant reopened in October of 2019 in the same location it was previously in.

After a little over two years, the restaurant has closed.


Pike & Rose restaurant Owen’s Ordinary, named after the Rockville tavern from the late 18th century, has announced via social media that it will be requiring proof of vaccination for indoor dining.

The 175-seat restaurant with a 60-seat beer garden serves a primarily American menu featuring fish and chips, flatbreads, crispy shrimp sliders, burgers, and more.

Per it’s social media,

For the safety of our guests and teams, we will require proof of vaccination for indoor dining at all neighborhood restaurant group establishments beginning January 1st.

We wish you Happy Holidays and look forward to hosting you soon.

Owen’s Ordinary opened in October of 2016.

Featured photo courtesy of the Owen’s Ordinary website.


Federal Realty announced today that three new tenants, Carl M. Freeman Companies (CMFC), Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) and ACA Group, have committed to 909 Rose, located in the award-winning, transit-oriented Pike & Rose neighborhood in North Bethesda.

These new tenants will join ESABEmagine ITOneDigitalUnited SolutionsIndustrious and Federal Realty. With the addition of these three tenants, the building is now 89 percent leased.

Per the press release:

North Bethesda, Md. (December 17, 2021)Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) announced today that three new tenants, Carl M. Freeman Companies(CMFC), Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) and ACA Group, have committed to 909 Rose, located in the award-winning, transit-oriented Pike & Rose neighborhood in North Bethesda, Md. These new tenants will join ESAB, Emagine IT, OneDigital, United Solutions, Industrious and Federal Realty. With the addition of these three tenants, the building is now 89 percent leased.

Carl M. Freeman Companies, a leader in real estate development since 1947, will relocate its headquarters to 909 Rose in 2023. CMFC is taking 9,781 square feet on the 10th floor.

“Carl M. Freeman Companies has closely watched Pike & Rose develop into a sought after, lively neighborhood where you can live, shop, dine and work. We look forward to proudly call the North Bethesda destination our home,” said Nick Freeman of Carl M. Freeman Companies.

Prudential Financial, Inc., a global financial services leader and premier active global investment manager, is taking4,827 square feet on the sixth floor.

ACA Group, a leading governance, risk, and compliance advisor in financial services, will relocate from Silver Spring, Md., and take 8,739 square feet on the ninth floor.

909 Rose has a partial floor remaining and a limited number of extremely efficient, customizable spec suitesavailable with a choice of design finishes that tenants can tailor to their own specifications. These suites are located on the sixth floor, offer panoramic views and are move-in ready. In addition, the building features flexible workspaces from Industrious.

“As we near closeout at 909 Rose, we turn our attention to the next trophy building, 915 Meeting Street. The building breaks ground this month, with the announcement of Choice Hotels new HQ. ,” said Jay Brinson, Vice President Development at Federal. “The much-desired Pike & Rose neighborhood offers the right combination for today’s office user, a tremendous location with superb accessibility and transportation options, and the ultimate office flex space option from Industrious in addition to pristine amenities in the buildings and the neighborhood.”

Opening this month at 909 Rose will be Melina, a full-service, fine casual Greek restaurant founded by the Cava partners.

The vibrant Pike & Rose neighborhood features a wide range of amenities including:

  • Owner-Developer controlled 24-acre neighborhood with increased cleaning and sanitation protocols compared to downtown environments.
  • Wi-Fi enabled neighborhood, including Rose Park, outdoor cafés and patios.
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) as a sustainable, well-connected neighborhood.
  • The Farm at Pike & Rose, is the largest soil-based farm in the mid-Atlantic region at 17,000 square feet, producing fruits and vegetables sold directly to tenants and residents through a Farm Membership Program.
  • More than 20 restaurants, including fine dining and fast casual, in addition to shops, a fitness center, a dog bar, and a weekly Farmer’s Market.

Carl M. Freeman Companies was represented by Brad Wilner and Jake Samperton of CBRE. Prudential Financial, LLC. was represented by Amanda Rosenthal and Peter Politi of JLL. ACA Group was represented byChad Barbiasz, Justin Aronson and Anthony Manginelli of CBRE. Federal Realty’s 909 Rose is represented by Bernie McCarthy and Danny Sheridan of JLL.

About Carl M. Freeman Companies

Carl M. Freeman Companies have been standard-bearers of innovation and excellence in real estate development since 1947. The philosophy that guides us is the sure sense that it will not merely the success of the venture that mater, but the well-being of society itself. Our forward-thinking, laser-focus continues under President and CEO Michelle Freeman, who takes responsibility of carrying the legacy forward very personally Under her guidance, the Freeman ethic, which owner perspectives on the many services we provide: owner representation; value creation; consumer-directed marketing; neighborhood development; and tenant services.

About Prudential Financial
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial wellness leader and premier active global investment manager with more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2021, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees help to make lives better by creating financial opportunity for more people. Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit 

About ACA Group 

ACA Compliance Group was founded in 2002 by four former SEC regulators and one former state regulator. The founders saw a need for investment advisers to receive expert guidance on existing and new regulations.

Over the years, ACA – now ACA Group – has grown both organically and by acquisition to expand our GRC business and technology solutions. Our services now include GIPS® standards verification, cybersecurity and technology risk, regulatory technology, ESG advisory, AML and financial crimes, financial and regulatory reporting, and Mirabella for establishing EU operations.

About Pike & Rose, a Federal Neighborhood  

Since its opening in 2014, the transit-oriented neighborhood has grown to over 700,000 square feet, including over 50 thoughtfully merchandized retail tenants. The selection of restaurants (including Summer House Santa Monica, Fogo de Chao, &pizza, sweetgreen, and Julii), retailers (including REI, Sephora, L.L.Bean, Sur La Table, and Uniqlo), a state-of-the-art Porsche dealership, and unique entertainment offerings (including iPic Theaters, Pinstripes, Sports & Social, and AMP by Strathmore) have created a one-of-a-kind retail environment. The neighborhood is further enhanced by 99 luxury condominiums and penthouses uniquely positioned above Canopy by Hilton, a 177-key boutique hotel; 300,000 square feet of best-in-class office space with more underway; 765 luxury apartments; and a 17,000-square-foot rooftop farm. As of June 30, 2021, Federal Realty’s total investment at Pike & Rose is approximately $710 million. To learn more, visit


A Yelp article titled “Top Breakfast Sandwiches in Each State” featured MoCo’s very own Sunday Morning Bakehouse as the sandwich chosen for the state of Maryland.

After the breakfast sandwich was featured on TasteMoCo, a reader reached out to let us know that the sandwich has been recognized nationwide.

The breakfast sandwich at Sunday Morning Bakehouse consists of crispy thick-cut bacon, soft scrambled eggs, Swiss cheese, house aioli on a toasted brioche bun.

Chef and owner Caroline Yi grew up in MoCo, attending Wootton High School and the University of Maryland at College Park.

She was selling her goods at the Pike & Rose Farm Market, where she earned a very loyal following. Yi chose Pike & Rose for her brick and mortar bakery and café because she saw it as the perfect transition and opened in October of 2019.

“Bringing you the comfort and simplicity of Sunday mornings with handmade croissants, seasonal bread & pastries using only high quality ingredients.”


Possible Life Sciences and Biotechnology Office Building Coming to Pike & Rose in Location Currently Occupied by Bark Social

We recently learned of plans for a potential new office building that could be constructed at 935 Prose Street in Pike & Rose, the current site of Bark Social. 

The plans, authored by Scheer Partners, state that the new building will be a 10-story trophy-class, state-of-the-art research/lab building that marries iconic design, and superior lab functionality. The architectural plans show lab space, office space, a fitness center, outdoor green terrace, conference facility, and more. 

We spoke with Federal Realty for further information. They shared, “Federal is in the preliminary stages of exploring a new office building, with a focus on the life sciences and biotechnology industry. We enjoy the activation and unique offering that Bark Social has brought to the neighborhood, and endeavor to continue a long-term relationship with the team.” 

We also reached out to Bark Social for comment. They responded, “ Your communication with us was the first we’ve heard of this news. We’re reaching out to Federal Realty to learn the details. We love MoCo and will ALWAYS be in MoCo. When [we] find out what is happening, you’ll find out what’s happening.”

According to a brochure on the website of the future building, Scheer Partners anticipates that construction will take approximately 18 months and that the building will be open for tenants to move in between April- late June of 2024. 

Featured rendering courtesy of Scheer Partners.

By: Michelle Katz @pike.and.rozay 



Bethesda’s Pooch Portrait Studio is offering complimentary, holiday pet portraits to the first 75 guests on Sunday, December 12th at Rose Park at North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose.   

WHAT: Pike & Rose presents complimentary holiday pet portraits in Rose Park by Pooch Portrait Studio.

WHEN: Sunday, December 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

DETAILS: Pooch Portraits sessions are available to the first 75 guests.

Enjoy drinks at the Julii pop-up bar beginning at 10:00 a.m. while this festive photography experience captures pets for an unforgettable holiday moment.

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