BETHESDA – An investor is looking for a new tenant to lease the property where the Bethesda Community Store has been located for more than 80 years.
Stan Smith said he has owned the property for about three years. He said he plans to construction an addition to the building on the property and add a basement.
The Montgomery County Historic Association granted permission for the two changes to be added to Bethesda Community Store before he purchased the lease from the Harbor Bank of Maryland in Baltimore.
The store and its accompanying BCS Barbecue closed last week because manager Arnie Fainman decided he did not want to renew his lease, Smith said.