Montrose Crossing, a popular Rockville, Maryland shopping destinationis an open air shopping center that is divided into three parts. The original portion opened in the 1960's and now includes a supermarket, restaurants, salons, a Marshall's retailer, and Sports Authority. In the late `90s, the second two story complex opened with a Barnes & Noble and the Tara Thai restaurant. There was an addition added to the center in 2007 that includes a 20-story condominium complex, a feature that is growing in popularity across the nation. Developers feel people will love the convenience of having their home connected to retails establishments and supermarkets, and are building right onto the open air malls hoping the idea will be a hit. There is a five story parking deck allowing residents and shoppers ample parking space. The third section includes a Target store.
The shopping area features a sculpture that was erected in 1995 and created by sculptor Joseph English. It was created from steel and features two women shopping and man in a business suit waving to passersby. The sculpture is colorful and friendly, and it exudes the feel of a bustling, exciting retail environment. In addition to the sculpture, there is a Giant Food and Drug located at the shopping center. Giant offers a variety of grocery goods and retail items, and features a serve yourself salad bar, deli counter, and a vareity of fresh seafood. Shoppers can stop in and do their grocery shopping, or just grab a quick bite for lunch.
Other retail establishments in Montrose Crossing include Golf Galaxy, Hudson Trail Outfitters, and Old Navy. Services include Best Friends Pet Care, Wine/Liquor, Chevy Chase Bank, Crest Cleaners, Eyeland Eye Care, Nations Bank, and Salon Vogue & Day Spa. The Marshall's store that has been a part of the shopping center for a number of years offers discount department store merchandise. You can find name brand apparel and accessories, as well as home goods, all for lower prices than you would find at area malls. The Sports Authority offers a variety of sporting goods, as well as sports apparel. If you are looking for local licensed sports apparel, check this store out for Redskins, Terrapin, and Nationals wear.
In addition to the variety of retailers, there are numerous dining establishments. The Tara Thai restaurant located in the Barne's & Noble wing of the center features unique Asian entrees. The Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar features a variety of entrees and trendy flavored martinis. It is an option if you are looking for a place to entertain friends or take a date.Tony Lin's Restaurant is a local favorite frequented by those who love delicious Italian cuisine. Finally, there is a Starbucks Coffee located at Montrose Crossing. After a day of shopping and running errands, stop in and grab your favorite caffeinated beverage or fruit smoothie. This location is especially popular for those who like to people watch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the heart of the action. Montrose Crossing is a convenient shopping center for Rockville residents.