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When I was a kid my dad, Deane Maury (a real estate broker of course!), would let me ride around town with him in his big blue Cadillac and “help” him with his real estate errands. Of course my dad always found time to take a break and get a TMO (Tie Me Over) snack. One of our haunts, then and now, is the Bethesda Community Store & Deli located at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Greentree Road near NIH and Suburban Hospital. It’s designated a Montgomery County historic site and is pretty much the same since it was built in 1924.
It’s an impressive building of just under 600 sq. ft! Don’t let the size fool you though –this is a real community treasure. If you ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time and into an old country store this is it. The wood floor squeeks and creeks as you enter the building where the new owner will greet you behind the counter. It’s tight quarters in the store and at lunch time you’ll squeeze past construction workers and nearby employees from NIH and Suburban Hospital. The food is much like you would expect your mom might serve you after coming in from playing on Saturday afternoon. Sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, and chips. No fluffy salads here. Nope this is the good stuff “they” always tell ya to avoid! ~Brian