Bethesda Magazine: Pop-Up Shops Make a Comeback at Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station
A pop-up shop at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station this spring
CREDIT: ANDREW METCALF
Metro, developer schedule special events, musical performances in October
Busy commuters can grab a cup of coffee or some freshly baked bread as they enter the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station with the return of pop-up shops in October.
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until Oct. 27, retailers will sell their goods out of 4000-series rail cars that have been cut in half and converted into vendor kiosks, according to a press release.
Fivesquares Development and Metro officials partnered this spring to bring pop-up shops to the station plaza. The seven-week trial was so successful, they decided to bring the vendors back, according to a press release.
The fall vendors will include: Borekg Turkish bakery, Galley foods, Great Harvest Bread Co., Millie’s International Creations, the Red Bandana Bakery, Yoga in a Bowl, BeAdmired, Creative Arts, Freshblend Juices, Mayorga Organics and Spring Mill Bread Co.
Strathmore artists in residence will play music at the station from 4 to 6 p.m.
The performance lineup is:
Chuck Holden, Oct. 11
The Ladies of the Outskirts, Oct. 12
Herb and Hanson, Oct. 13
Bliss the Electric, Oct. 18
Wytold, Oct. 20
29 & Georgia, Oct. 25
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Chorus, Oct. 26
Be Steadwell, Oct. 27
Metro and Fivesquares will hold several free special events at the station on Saturdays this month:
Family Arts and Chalk Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14. Children are invited to draw with chalk, create wind charms and play with a giant Jenga set.
Movie at the Metro at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Attendees will watch “Hotel Transylvania” and can snack on free popcorn.
Bike Connectivity Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28. Community members can come for tutorials on cycling to work and handling roadside bike repairs.
Fivesquares is planning on buying the Metro-owned surface parking lot at the station for a large mixed-use development. County Council members are set to review the proposal Oct. 24 as part of a discussion on a growth plan for the Grosvenor-Strathmore area.
Bethany Rodgers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.