Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen in Bethesda Credit: ERIN DOHERTY

Flower Child, a vegan and vegetarian fast-casual restaurant expected to open locations in Bethesda and Rockville, has applied for liquor licenses from the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners.

Hearings on the applications filed by Danielle Posten of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Michelle Russ of Silver Spring are scheduled for July 19 in the hearing room of the county’s Executive Office Building at 101 Monroe St., Rockville.

The hearing for the Rockville location at 10072 Darnestown Road is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.; the hearing for the Bethesda location at 10241 Old Georgetown Road in the Wildwood Shopping Center is set for 9 a.m.   

According to the applications, the Rockville location is expected to open in the fall in a 3,500-square-foot space in the Travilah Shopping Center, and the Bethesda eatery is expected to open in February in a 3,600-square-foot space with an outdoor patio.

Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen to open Aug. 1

Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen is hiring and anticipating an August opening in the former Heckman’s Deli location at 4914 Cordell Ave. in Bethesda.

After four years in downtown Bethesda, Heckman’s Delicatessen closed quietly in mid-May, and the owners sold the space to Abraham Melles, who had expected to quickly open his new restaurant.

On Wednesday, a green banner bearing the restaurant’s name was posted on the outside of the restaurant, and a sign posted on the front door said “Bethesda will be getting a taste of Eritrea, will open for lunch & dinner” on Aug. 1.

Dave & Busters To Open Next Summer in Gaithersburg

Dave & Busters, a chain of full-service restaurants with arcade games, is scheduled to open next summer in the RIO Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg.

The chain has applied for a liquor license from the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners, and a hearing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. July 19 in the hearing room of the county’s Executive Office Building at 101 Monroe St., Rockville.

Dave & Busters is expected to occupy about 35,600 square feet on two floors and to be open from 11 to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, according to the license application.


Julie Rasicot

Julie Rasicot can be reached at