‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ Returns to Bethesda To Film
Henry’s Sweet Retreat hosts reality show on Wednesday
Photo by Dan Schere
‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ returned to downtown Bethesda Wednesday to film a scene in Henry’s Sweet Retreat on St. Elmo Avenue.
The reality show, which airs on Bravo, follows the lives of several women living in Potomac and is entering its fifth season. It previously filmed a scene at the former Community restaurant in 2017.
At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, a woman exited a black Range Rover wearing sunglasses and walked into the bakery where filming took place. Representatives from the show declined to answer questions about the filming.
Patty Craver, the owner of Henry’s Sweet Retreat, said in an interview that the show’s representatives called her Tuesday to ask if they could film in her store. Craver, whose store has been in business for three years, said the crew filmed there once before, but the scene never aired.
“We hope that we make the show,” she said.
Craver said having her store featured on a syndicated reality show could boost its profile.
“I know a lot of people watch the show to see where the women go and the restaurants they go to, so it would be really fun if it was mentioned on the show,” she said.
During the filming, several Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students, at least some of whom worked at the store, went in on their lunch break because Craver let them know of the filming.
“I think it’s cool. I don’t know. It’s just interesting to see this in our little store,” one student said.
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