2020 | Business

Business Notes: Brooks Brothers closes in Chevy Chase

Plus: Karma by Erwin Gomez closes in Potomac; Lego truck coming to Bethesda area this week

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Brooks Brothers has permanently closed at 5504 Wisconsin Ave. in Chevy Chase

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UPDATED: This story was updated at 3:25 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2020 to include a list of times and locations for the Lego truck

Brooks Brothers closes in Chevy Chase

The clothing store Brooks Brothers has permanently closed at 5504 Wisconsin Ave. in Chevy Chase, according to the real estate brokerage firm that operates the property.

Harper Sigman, an associate with H&R Retail, told Bethesda Beat on Tuesday that the store has permanently closed and the property is for lease.

The Chevy Chase store had been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

USA Today reported in July that Brooks Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because of the pandemic, forcing some of its stores to close.

Robert Dyer first reported the Brooks Brothers closure in Chevy Chase on Tuesday.

Karma by Erwin Gomez salon closes in Park Potomac

Karma by Erwin Gomez— an upscale salon that offered hair styling, makeup, skin care and nail treatments — has permanently closed in the Park Potomac retail development.

Someone who answered the phone on Tuesday at the salon’s main location in Washington, D.C., confirmed that the Potomac location closed permanently last week. The person referred all other questions to co-owner Sab Shad, who could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, only the D.C. location was listed on Karma’s website.

Karma expanded to Potomac in 2018 after opening its original D.C. location in 2012. A number of politicians and celebrities have frequented the D.C. salon.

Lego truck will be at new store in Westfield Montgomery mall this week

To mark the recent opening of the new Lego store in Bethesda’s Westfield Montgomery mall this month, the company will send a truck to make deliveries this week in the surrounding neighborhoods.

The truck will deliver free minibuild sets for customers, give virtual tours of the store in the mall and offer photo opportunities, according to a press release from the company.

The press release states that the purpose of the truck is to bring the retail experience to communities for those unable to come to the store due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The truck will be in town Oct. 14 through 20 at the following locations:

Oct. 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Scotland Community, 7838 Scotland Drive in Potomac

Oct. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maryvale Park, 812 1st St. in Rockville

Oct. 15 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Damascus Gardens Condominiums, 9829 Bethesda Church Road in Damascus

Oct. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clarksburg Homeowners Association, 12901 Sugarloaf Chapel Drive in Clarksburg

Oct. 16 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Rollins Congressional Club, 1621 Martha Terrace in Rockville

Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6815 Fulton St. in Chevy Chase

Oct. 17 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Maplewood Citizens Association Rock Creek Mansion, 5417 W. Cedar Lane in Bethesda

Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cabin John Ice rink, 10610 Westlake Drive in Rockville

Oct. 18 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Greater Farmland Civic Association, 7000 Old Gate Road in Rockville

Oct. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com