MCM’s February SBN: The Kirwan Commission

Dr. William Kirwan, Dr. DeRionne Pollard and Councilmember Craig Rice joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on Tuesday, February 18 at our studios in Rockville. The...

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Olney Mainstay Ricciuti’s Kitchen to Close Saturday

Ricciuti’s Kitchen in Olney is closing permanently on Saturday after almost 28 years. Originally James Ricciuti opened Ricciuti’s as a pizza place in Laytonsville, according to The Washington Post. In 2003, Ricciuti...

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Cheers for the Booze: Whiskey Rocks Event in Clarksburg Sets Sales Record

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) set a new sales record at the one-day Whiskey Rocks event on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Clarksburg Village Liquor and Wine Store. The store’s sales for Jan. 17 was $196,250....

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New Chopt in Kentlands Scheduled for Summer Opening

Chopt, the popular fast casual salad company, is coming to the Kentlands but you’ll have to wait until summer for the opening according to Kimco Realty Corp., owner and operator of Kentlands Market Square. The new store is...

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Rockville Pike and RIO Pier 1 Imports Closing

Pier 1 Imports announced in January a plan to close up to 450 locations, or about half of its total store count. The Texas-based home decor retail chain will close their two Montgomery County stores by spring, according to the...

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Celebrate FeBREWary and Green Up Your Home

Maryland’s annual celebration of the state’s craft beer industry, known as FeBREWary, takes place this month.  According to the Brewers Association of Maryland, there are more than 100 operating breweries in...

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February 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s February SBN: The Kirwan Commission

Dr. William Kirwan, Dr. DeRionne Pollard and Councilmember Craig Rice joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on Tuesday, February 18 at our studios in Rockville. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. The February topic […]

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February 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Mainstay Ricciuti’s Kitchen to Close Saturday

Ricciuti’s Kitchen in Olney is closing permanently on Saturday after almost 28 years. Originally James Ricciuti opened Ricciuti’s as a pizza place in Laytonsville, according to The Washington Post. In 2003, Ricciuti purchased the historical Olney House on Route 108—which has been around since the 1800s—and there he operated the Ricciutti’s Kitchen as a full […]

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February 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Cheers for the Booze: Whiskey Rocks Event in Clarksburg Sets Sales Record

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) set a new sales record at the one-day Whiskey Rocks event on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Clarksburg Village Liquor and Wine Store. The store’s sales for Jan. 17 was $196,250. According to a statement by ABS Director Bob Dorfman, the store typically makes about $10,000 on a Friday […]

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February 4, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

New Chopt in Kentlands Scheduled for Summer Opening

Chopt, the popular fast casual salad company, is coming to the Kentlands but you’ll have to wait until summer for the opening according to Kimco Realty Corp., owner and operator of Kentlands Market Square. The new store is located in the same building as Mod Pizza and around the corner from Cinepolis, the luxury movie […]

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February 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Rockville Pike and RIO Pier 1 Imports Closing

Pier 1 Imports announced in January a plan to close up to 450 locations, or about half of its total store count. The Texas-based home decor retail chain will close their two Montgomery County stores by spring, according to the Store Reporter. Markdowns are already in progress at the Rockville Pike and Rio stores. The […]

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February 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Celebrate FeBREWary and Green Up Your Home

Maryland’s annual celebration of the state’s craft beer industry, known as FeBREWary, takes place this month.  According to the Brewers Association of Maryland, there are more than 100 operating breweries in Maryland, with 11 located in Montgomery County. Residents have the opportunity to save money and energy by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent […]

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January 29, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Milloy Excited to Watch Two Former Players in Super Bowl

We are days away from Super Bowl LIV in Miami between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The coaches and players are going through their final practices and other preparations for the biggest game of them all on Sunday. Bob Milloy – the winningest coach in Maryland high school football history – […]

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January 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Bar Louie Closes in Wheaton, Rockville After Bankruptcy Announcement

Bar Louie’s Rockville and Wheaton locations are among the chain’s 38 locations to close over the weekend. A statement released by Bar Louie on Monday confirmed that the organization has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it was closing  “underperforming locations to strengthen its operational and financial position.” Tom Fricke, CEO of Bar […]

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January 24, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Mission BBQ in Germantown Offering Free Barbecue for a Year

Three days before they officially open, the new Mission BBQ in Germantown is offering a promotion today that should get fans of their food very excited. Tonight is Military Appreciation Night from 6-9 pm. The first 100 people in line will get free barbecue for a year. You have to be 18 years old and […]

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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCM’s January SBN Features County Executive Elrich and Council President Katz

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Sidney Katz joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on Tuesday, January 21 at our studios in Rockville. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. The January topic […]

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