2020 | Business

Business Notes: Walker & Dunlop relocating in Bethesda

Plus: Bethesda Urban Partnership launches new e-gift card program

Walker & Dunlop, a commercial real estate firm, is relocating its headquarters to 7272 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda.

Photo courtesy of Carr Properties

Real estate firm signs lease in Bethesda building for new HQ

The commercial real estate firm Walker & Dunlop said it has finalized a lease for 59,000 square feet in The Wilson building at 7272 Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Bethesda, where it will relocate its headquarters.

Walker & Dunlop will be on floors 12 through 14 of the building, which is now fully leased, according to a press release from Carr Properties.

The new space is just down the street from Walker & Dunlop’s current headquarters in Bethesda, at 7501 Wisconsin Ave.

The 23-story office building is part of a 940,000-square-foot mixed-use development that also includes 456 apartments, according to the press release.

Bethesda Urban Partnership launches Bethesda Bucks gift e-card

The Bethesda Urban Partnership has launched an electronic gift card program called Bethesda Bucks.

Customers select a gift card amount from between $5 and $250, enter the recipient’s email address and phone number, and pay the selected amount, according to BUP’s website.

Recipients will get an email and a text message, and can check the balance of their card on their smartphone.

Bethesda Bucks can be used at restaurants, shops and other businesses in downtown Bethesda. More than 40 participating businesses are listed on BUP’s website.

Kosmo Nail Bar opening in Rockville on Wednesday

Kosmo Nail Bar is opening in Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center on Wednesday, according to a press release.

Kosmo Nail Bar offers services such as manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyelash enhancements and lip blushing.

The nail bar also has locations in Annapolis and McLean, Va., according to the press release.

The 1,700-square-foot nail bar, at 12015 Rockville Pike, will offer 20% off all services to customers with reservations through Nov. 30. Additionally, the first 100 customers will receive $25 to use for a future service.

The Wine Harvest closing in Potomac in January

The Wine Harvest wine bar and café in the Park Potomac retail development is closing in January after nearly 11 years in business.

The café wrote on its Facebook page last week that the year has been difficult financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Unfortunately, we have come to a crossroad, where we are sadly announcing that it is time to hang up our corkscrews and bottle openers in January,” the post stated.

The Wine Harvest will offer daily specials over the next several weeks.

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