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...

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Topgolf Germantown Officially Opens Its Doors

It took longer than expected but Topgolf Germantown is finally open for business. Friday was the official grand opening for the sports and entertainment venue that is geared for golfers and non-golfers alike. Here’s a sneak...

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Mission BBQ to Open in Germantown on January 27

Mission BBQ announced on social media that its Germantown location will be open for business on Jan. 27. The sixteenth of the franchise’s location in Maryland was supposed to open Jan. 13, but the opening was pushed back....

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‘The Rock’ Visits Total Wine Headquarters in Bethesda

Did you smell what “The Rock” was cooking in Bethesda on Friday? Probably not, but you soon might taste what he’s distilled. The answer is tequila. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in Bethesda Friday promoting his...

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Topgolf Soft Opens in Germantown

The golfing and entertainment venue Topgolf had a “soft-opening” Monday in Germantown. Located at 20101 Century Blvd., Topgolf offers a twist on golf that’s meant for all ages. Golf balls are microchipped, and...

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‘Unexpected Delays’ Pushes Back Topgolf Germantown Opening

Folks eager for the opening of Topgolf Germantown will have to wait just a little bit longer. Exactly how long is not clear. A spokesperson for Topgolf told MyMCMedia, “Unfortunately, recent inclement weather has caused a...

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Business

December 17, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Dominique Dawes to Open Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg

Twenty-three years removed from her days as a gold medal-winning gymnast with the U.S. Olympic team in the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dominique Dawes still can’t stop moving. As a mother of four small children, there is little time to reminisce about the old days. But Dawes is still making a positive impact in the world […]

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December 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

December’s SBN: Oops Moments – Turning Challenges into Opportunities

A panel of women business owners joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s December’s Small Business Network (SBN) session. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. December topic was  “Turning Challenges into Opportunities.” Watch the panel discussion, which was recorded live, […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Vehicle Crashes Through Gas Station Sunday, Injuring Patron

On Sunday, a vehicle crashed through the food mart at a Shell Gas Station in Germantown, injuring a patron inside the store. First responders were dispatched to the scene, at Frederick Road near Henderson Corner, when it happened at about 6:30 p.m. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, […]

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December 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cheeburger Cheeburger in Rockville to Close

The Cheeburger Cheeburger located in Fallsgrove Village Center in Rockville will be closing permanently. The Rockville location was the only Cheeburger left in Montgomery County. A Cheeburger employee told MyMCMedia that they will close as early as December 29 or the beginning of January. The 1950’s themed burger joint is known for its milkshakes and […]

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December 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Ale House: ‘We Will Be Back’

More than a week after a fire closed the historic Olney Ale House, a message was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that said, “We Will Be Back.” A statement on the Ale House’s website says that the restaurant hopes to reopen early 2020. The statement thanks Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) for […]

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December 11, 2019 | Suzanne Pollak

Proposal for 7-11 Near School in Poolesville Draws Concern

A proposal for a new 7-11 that will be located directly across from Poolesville Elementary School will be presented at tonight’s Poolesville Planning Commission meeting. The concept plan calls for a 7-11 convenience store along with six gasoline pumps across from the elementary school, which is located on Fisher Avenue. Cliff Kinney, president of the […]

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December 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Elrich and Katz to Hold Second Business Forum Dec 9

County officials continue to work to improve the business climate in Montgomery County through the Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business initiative. County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Sidney Katz are holding a meeting with businesses Monday at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center. The initial phase of the initiative focused on engaging the business […]

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December 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Economic Development Group Picks New Leader

Barely two weeks after the Montgomery County Council passed a new economic development platform, the nonprofit corporation in charge of attracting and retaining new businesses in the county has a new leader. Benjamin H. Wu, who is the current deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Maryland Department of Commerce, will take over Montgomery […]

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November 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Pies, Pretzels and … Chocolate-Covered Bacon?

For 20 years, families have turned to the Lancaster County Dutch Market – or Amish Market as some call it – in Germantown for tasty additions to their holiday tables. The market is in the Germantown Square shopping center at Great Seneca Highway and Wisteria Drive.

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November 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rita’s Permanently Closes in Olney

Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard has permanently closed its location in Olney. On Tuesday, the Olney Chamber of Commerce confirmed the news on social media. “We’ve recently learned that Rita’s, long time Chamber member, has not renewed their lease and is now closed,” Olney Chamber of Commerce said in an Instagram post. The franchise […]

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