Largent’s Restaurant Closes in Kentlands Market Square

largentsLargent’s Restaurant and Bar has closed at 654 Centerpoint Way in Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, according to a note on the business’s Facebook page.

It’s one of several restaurants that have tried to make a go of it at the high profile two-story space in downtown Kentlands. Other restaurants that once occupied this restaurant space include The Last Mango, Zodiac Grill, Tony and James and 44 Sports Bar and Grill.

Gaithersburg Economic Development Director Tom Lonergan said he is planning to meet with executives with the Beatty Management Company to talk about the future of Market Square next Tuesday.

Just last month, the city’s Planning Commission held a public hearing to discuss an amendment to the schematic development plan for Market Square.  Commissioners voted to hold the record open for written testimony until  5 p.m. on July 9th.

You can read more about the closing of Largent’s in the latest edition of The Town Courier newspaper.

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2 Responses to “Largent’s Restaurant Closes in Kentlands Market Square”

  1. On July 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm responded with... #

    This is no surprise to me. It’s unfortunate that the political leaders actually say “people are not going to stop going to restaurants”, when they – the politicians – raise taxes. They nickle and dime us with plastic bag taxes and Sur charges plus rain taxes. They expect us to continue spending lots, no thanks.

    Has California Tortilla gone out of business in Rockville Town Center? I remember a year or so ago they raise their prices due to tax increases.

    When the average person is paying a car note, a mortgage for a 250-350 Thousand dollar home (average), sending their kids to lessons, gas/Metro bill, etc. There is no room for extra spending.

    So long restaurant, we hardly knew you.

    • On July 2, 2015 at 12:41 am responded with... #

      Blaming this on taxes is silly, given how almost every other new commercial development in the area is thriving. For example, Downtown Crown and Falls Grove had nearly 100 percent occupancy from day one and appear to be doing very good business, while the Kentlands commercial district has been limping along for at least a decade.

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