MCM’s May Small Business Network: Selling Your Business

Montgomery Community Media’s May Small Business Network (SBN) session was held May 16 in Rockville. The topic of the session was Selling Your Business: How to Create a Buyer through Employee Ownership. Kelly Leonard...

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Founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs Dies

Mike Daryoush, president and founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs, died at 66 of heart failure on May 9. Daryoush, an Iranian immigrant, originally opened Moby’s Luncheonette in 1989 in Bethesda, but the restaurant...

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Taste the World in Fenton Village Set for May 19

Mark your calendars for May 19 and bring your appetite. That’s the date for the 9th Annual Taste the World in Fenton Village festival. More than thirty restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in...

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Children’s National Health System Signs Lease in Old Discovery Communications Building

Children’s National Health System signed a 15-year lease on Wednesday for space in Silver Spring’s Inventa Towers, formerly the headquarters of Discovery Communications. This lease makes Children’s National the first tenant...

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Marriott President Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Arne Sorenson, the president and CEO of Marriott International, has been diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. According to a statement from Marriott Corporate, a team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore diagnosed Sorenson...

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Asian Street-Food Restaurant Coming to Bethesda in 2020

Federal Realty Investment Trust announced that a ‘Hawkers Asian Street Fare’ location is set to come to Bethesda Row in early 2020. This will be the Florida born restaurant’s first D.C. area location. The...

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April 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Bethesda Row and Pike & Rose Restaurants Support Food Recovery Efforts

Manna Food and Federal Realty are joining forces to combat hunger in Montgomery County. Federal Realty announces a partnership with Manna Food to support the Community Food Rescue (CFR) program. Select restaurants located in Pike & Rose and Bethesda Row will donate unsold food to the CFR network of agencies that feed those experiencing hunger. […]

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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Ice Cream Shop Coming to Bethesda Row this Fall

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Coming to Bethesda Bethesda Row is getting a new ice cream scoop shop. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, which started in Columbus, Ohio in 2002, will open its first location in Maryland in the fall. It made its debut in Washington D.C. two years ago. People may already be familiar with Jeni’s […]

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April 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

Occupational Therapists Moving to North Bethesda

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is moving its national headquarters out of downtown Bethesda by the end of the year. AOTA will be moving to White Flint, to 6116 Executive Blvd., North Bethesda. The project is currently in the interior design phase. The move is about 5 miles north of its current location and […]

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April 11, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Germantown’s Agrodolce Italian Restaurant Closes

After 20 years in business, the Italian restaurant Agrodolce has shut its doors permanently. Its owners explained the reasoning behind the business’ closing in a Facebook post from Agrodolce’s account on Wednesday. Lena and Phil Burleson had hoped a new owner would take over their restaurant but they were informed Tuesday night that “the deal […]

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April 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Economic Development Chief Resigning after Three Years

David Petr, the first president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp., announced Monday he would leave the EDC this fall to relocate to Texas for family reasons. Three years ago, Petr assumed the lead of the organization, which took over most of the county’s economic development efforts. He built the organization from […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pritchard Music Academy Moves to Bigger Space in Kentlands

Pritchard Music Academy has moved down the street to a bigger location, where they’ll continue to sell all instruments. The music retail store is owned by husband and wife duo, Joe and Becky Pritchard. For almost 10 years, the Pritchard’s has been located on 325 Main Street in Gaithersburg. Now, Pritchard’s is located in a […]

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April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

BurgerFi to Open in North Bethesda April 8

BurgerFi, a growing gourmet burger chain, is opening in North Bethesda on April 8. This will be BurgerFi’s second location in Maryland (it’s also located in Silver Spring), and its fourth location in the Washington, D.C., area. The new gourmet burger joint will be at 11881 Grand Park Ave. in the Pike & Rose neighborhood. […]

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April 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Barnes & Noble on Rockville Pike Will Relocate in 2020

The Barnes & Noble on the Rockville Pike is moving in 2020. However, the good news is its moving less than a mile from its current location on the pike. Federal Realty Trust, which owns Montrose Crossing Center, where the book store is currently located, said that the store will move to Congressional Plaza. Federal […]

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March 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

All Shoppers Food Warehouses to Close

It’s the end of an era. The Washington Business Journal is reporting that all Shoppers Food Warehouses will close, but it’s unclear when exactly this will happen “Some of the Shoppers stores have already been taken over by Giant, and some others are expected to sell to other grocery outlets, though there’s little information available […]

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March 21, 2019 | Staff Writer

Hoop Fans Flock to Sports Bars to Take In March Madness

March Madness is annually one of the most popular sporting events on the calendar. Many Montgomery County basketball fans decided to spend their rainy Thursday with their fellow sports fans in sports bars watching the University of Maryland’s opening game against Belmont and their other favorite teams or teams they picked in their brackets. We […]

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