Business Notes: Home Depot Design Center now open in Rockville

Business Notes: Home Depot Design Center now open in Rockville

Plus: Adventure Theatre gets $150,000 consulting project from Compass

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Home Depot Design Center opened Monday in Rockville's Montrose Crossing shopping center

Photos courtesy of Damian Taylor

Home Depot Design Center now open in Rockville

The second Home Depot Design Center in the country opened in Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center on Monday, a store employee confirmed to Bethesda Beat Wednesday.

The design center is an offshoot of the hardware store chain and features a showroom with kitchen and bath displays. Customers can choose from a variety of cabinets, countertops, appliances and other home fixtures.

Home Depot’s website states that the design center includes a team of employees who help people customize their kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. The store also offers installation services for home projects.

Home Depot announced in December that it would bring the design center to Rockville. The only other location is in San Diego, Calif.

Store Director Damian Taylor wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat that the Rockville store had a soft opening on Monday. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Adventure Theatre gets $150,000 consulting project from Compass

Glen Echo-based Adventure Theatre MTC, a children’s theater company, has been chosen for a $150,000 consulting project by Compass — an organization that provides consulting services to nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago regions.

According to a press release, eight business professionals will work with Adventure Theatre to “identify opportunities, seek community input, test messaging and present a comprehensive strategy.”

The Washington chapter of Compass awards about $150,000 in strategic consulting services to each nonprofit, according to a press release Aug. 28.

Adventure Theatre Executive Director Leon Seemann said in the press release that the theater can “no longer rely on tuition and tickets alone” to avoid turning kids away.

“We’re excited to work with the Compass consulting team in expanding our philanthropic relationships across the community,” he said.

Federal Realty rewarding acts of kindness

Rockville-based Federal Realty Investment Trust is asking for nominations for people who have committed small acts of kindness during the COVID-19 health crisis for a chance to win a $250 gift card. They are asking people if they know someone who has:

  • Grocery shopped for a neighbor unable to leave their home
  • Donated school supply care packages for students
  • Coordinated a food collection and donation to a local food bank
  • Served as a frontline health care worker
  • Acted in kindness and deserves to be recognized

Federal Realty is asking people to submit nominations here or to scan the QR code at signs displayed at its properties in Montgomery County. Those include:

  • Bethesda Row 
  • Wildwood 
  • Pike & Rose 
  • Congressional Plaza 
  • Rockville Town Square

According to a press release, seven nominees will be selected to each win a $250 gift card. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 16.

Dan Schere can be reached at

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