Celebrations will mark the opening of a new destination in the city — the Rock East District, which gathers Rockville’s artists, professionals, makers and tradespeople together into a defined geographic location.
The district, which runs along East Gude Drive from Frederick Road to Norbeck Drive, includes more than 60 area businesses, or “makers and traders,” as well as parks and trails. Businesses represented in the new district include breweries, a distillery, restaurants, trails, sports, retail, auto repair and home improvement.
The Rock East District, also known as “RED,” was initiated by Rockville Economic Development, Inc. in response to a desire to highlight Rockville’s commercial neighborhoods. The Mayor and Council formally recognized the new district at their Monday, July 19 meeting.
A weekend of events to recognize the opening of the newly designated area is planned from Friday, Sept. 10 to Sunday, Sept. 12. The weekend’s events include:
The Rockville Bike Advisory Committee leading a bike tour on Friday, Sept. 10, that begins and ends at True Respite Brewery.
At 11 a.m., those involved in the creation of the Rockville East District will take part in a ribbon cutting.
A makers’ market will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11.
For more details, visit rockeastdistrict.com.