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December 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Planners To Take Up New Marriott Headquarters Next Week

The Montgomery County Planning Board takes up approvals for the new Marriott International project in downtown Bethesda next week. The 2.25-acre site is at Wisconsin and Norfolk avenues. It also faces Woodmont Avenue to the west. Marriott International now has its headquarters in Bethesda on Fernwood Road. In October 2016, the company announced it was […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Aldi Grocery Store Opens on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring

As reported in Source of the Spring, a new Aldi grocery store opened Thursday in Silver Spring. Lines began forming early in the morning for the grand opening of the grocery store located at 9440 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Other Aldi grocery stores located in Montgomery County include: Gaithersburg, 608 Quince Orchard Road, 301.363.0830 Germantown, […]

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November 29, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Cava Founders Bringing New Restaurant to Pike & Rose

The team behind Mediterranean restaurant Cava Mezze will open a new full service restaurant at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. The restaurant, known as Julii, will be located in the four-sided, glass paneled Pavilion Building at 11915 Grand Park Avenue between Pinstripes and L.L. Bean. Ike Grigoropolous, Ted Xenohristos, and chef Dimitri Moshovitis founded […]

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November 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Proposes Paid Sick Leave Measure — Again

Watch the Paid Leave Compromise Act announcement live => https://t.co/jo48JVOuPI pic.twitter.com/HVl6Q8zw6W — Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) November 28, 2017 Gov. Larry Hogan picked up where he left off on an issue from the 2017 General Assembly session: paid sick leave. The governor Tuesday said he would be introducing legislation at the start of the 2018 legislative […]

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November 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rahn Provides Some Answers on I-270, I-495 Projects

When Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled his $9 billion traffic congestion relief plan he left a lot of questions unanswered. What was he going to do with the American Legion Bridge? Why add four lanes to I-270 when two reversible lanes could satisfy? How can the state expand the Capital Beltway when homes, parks and Holy […]

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Signs Minimum Wage Legislation (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett signed legislation Monday to enact the long-debated $15 an hour minimum wage. “This is a big day for Montgomery County, but more importantly it is a big day for workers not only throughout Montgomery county and but hopefully throughout this state and around this nation,” Leggett said, at a ceremony […]

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November 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Report Aims to Increase Number of Craft Beer Breweries in MD

Comptroller Peter Franchot released a report Wednesday that came after six months of studying the Maryland craft beer industry looking for ways the state can help foster new breweries. The report, “Maryland Craft Beer: A World Without Limits,” comes out as Franchot prepares legislation for the 2018 General Assembly. “This is the only industry where […]

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November 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Unanimously Approves Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

On a unanimous vote, the Montgomery County Council increased the county’s minimum wage Tuesday to $15 an hour. Councilwoman Nancy Floreen said the minimum wage was not a Montgomery County issue, it was a regional issue and a state issue. “We should not be in a position to do this county by county,” she said […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Maryland Offering Billions to Amazon

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland’s bid to lure Amazon’s new headquarters will be measured in the billions of dollars. The story also says New Jersey has announced it’s bid will be $7 billion. Gov. Larry Hogan has made no secret on where he thinks Amazon should relocate — he favors the Port Covington […]

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October 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Sending Off Its Amazon Pitch This Week (VIDEO)

Montgomery County will provide very few details of its sales pitch to Amazon to bring its new headquarters to Montgomery County, a county spokesman said Monday afternoon. “Basically they’ve asked for confidential proposal, which we’re delivering,” said Pat Lacefield, the county’s director of public information. “We don’t want to run the risk of disqualifying ourselves.” […]

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