Q&A with Jill McCarthy  //  Director of Marketing Federal Realty Investment Trust
Montgomery County, Md.   

 

Tell me more about the Pike & Rose neighborhood and what it brings to Montgomery County’s offerings.
Pike & Rose is truly at the heart of it all. At the crossroads of Rockville Pike, Montrose Parkway and Old Georgetown Road, the neighborhood is centrally located at the intersection of Montgomery County, Maryland’s main thoroughfare. Pike & Rose offers urban amenities and suburban conveniences. First-to-market and unique experiences abound, including a live-music venue, AMP by Strathmore, and iPic theaters, with more on the way. Popular restaurants such as Summer House Santa Monica and Owen’s Ordinary are great meet-up spots for after-work happy hours, while our fast casuals are perfect for a quick lunch on the run. Well-known retailers, including Gap and Nike, anchor the neighborhood for great shopping. The neighborhood is rounded out by a robust event schedule for all ages, including seasonal block parties and monthly Ladies Night Out events.

What’s happening next for the development?
Phase 2 is currently under construction, and we’ll see the much anticipated opening of our next partner, REI, in spring 2017. Late summer and early fall sees the extension of Grand Park Avenue and the opening of retailers such as H&M, Sur La Table and Pinstripes. We’ll also open our third luxury residential apartment building and a public open green space, along with a number of yet-to-be announced retailers and restaurants. Early 2018 will see the opening of Canopy by Hilton, topped by 930 Rose, our now-for-sale luxury condominiums.

What are some of Pike & Rose’s offerings for business groups?
In addition to the businesses that office at Pike & Rose, including Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Regus and Hilti, local, regional and international businesses have gathered to meet at Pike & Rose. From rental space available at AMP by Strathmore for day-long conferences and evening social events, to private dining at restaurants such as City Perch and Del Frisco’s, and more casual coffee meet-ups at La Madeleine, Carluccio’s or Starbucks, many business groups have expanded the four walls of their offices into the neighborhood for creative, informative and unique meeting and networking opportunities.