Enforcement With ‘The Grille’ Will be Escalated Based Solely on Facebook Post

Montgomery County is “keenly” aware of the now-deleted Facebook post from The Grille at Flower Hill that said employees will not be wearing face masks, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl...

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Owner Upset at County Falsely Reporting Hookah Bar Shut Down for COVID-19 Violations

A Montgomery County press release incorrectly stated on Monday that Vibes Hookah Lounge in Rockville was shut down over the July 4 weekend for violating COVID-19 regulations.  The press release said that Vibes was closed because...

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Major Retailers Remove Redskins Apparel from Stores

Days after the Washington Redskins announced that a formal review of the team’s name was underway, major retailers have responded. Beginning this week, Target, Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods have stopped selling the...

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UPDATED: Two Businesses Shut Down for COVID-19 Violations Silver Spring

Updated 7:02 p.m.: Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), told MyMCMedia that the county’s press release is incorrect. Vibes Hookah Lounge was not closed, but...

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Council Plans to Help Cover Business Reopening Expenses

Montgomery County Councilmembers are creating a Reopen Montgomery program to offer grants of up to $5,000 to businesses and non-profit organizations to cover costs incurred in reopening their establishments. The county expects to...

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Seven Months After Fire, Olney Ale House Still Planning to Reopen

The coronavirus isn’t going to stop the Olney Ale House from reopening. The Olney Ale House has been closed since December, after a kitchen fire caused damages estimated at $250,000. A week later, a sign was posted a...

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July 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘If That Bothers You Then Please Dine Elsewhere’: Gaithersburg Restaurant Refuses Mask Protocol

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg has been receiving attention – not the good kind – on social media after a now-deleted Facebook post from a manager or owner saying that employees will not wear face masks.  “Let me be very clear… my staff will not wear face masks while working here at the […]

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July 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Seven Months After Fire, Olney Ale House Still Planning to Reopen

The coronavirus isn’t going to stop the Olney Ale House from reopening. The Olney Ale House has been closed since December, after a kitchen fire caused damages estimated at $250,000. A week later, a sign was posted a message on its website thanking Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services and saying, “we expect to reopen […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Glenstone Museum Opening Pavilions July 23

Glenstone Museum in Potomac is scheduled to reopen the Pavilions, its indoor art spaces, at limited capacity beginning July 23. The announcement comes amid the county’s Phase 2 of reopening, which allows some indoor spaces to resume operations. All guests are required to schedule visits in advance, remain six feet apart and wear face coverings […]

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July 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery College Joins Stop Hate for Profit Coalition Against Facebook

Montgomery College is joining several other companies and organizations in suspending the use of paid Facebook advertisements in the Stop Hate for Profit Coalition for the month of July. The growing coalition is made up of civil rights organizations such as, the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, and Color of Change who are urging businesses to “hit pause […]

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June 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dawes Doing Flips Over Gymnastics Academy Opening

24 summers ago, Dominique Dawes was a teenager and a world-class gymnast helping the U.S.team win a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Now aged 43, Dawes is realizing a different dream, one that means even more to her. On Wednesday, she is opening the aptly named Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. It […]

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June 30, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Attman’s Deli Moving to Park Potomac

Attman’s Deli, which closed up shop in Cabin John Mall in Potomac in early April, is planning on reopening in mid-August at a new, nearby location. The deli is moving less than two miles away into the space formerly occupied by Zoe’s Kitchen, which closed in January, in Park Potomac. Attman’s new neighbors will be Sugo […]

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June 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

SBN Special Edition: How to Manage Your Paycheck Protection Program Loan

Host Kelly Leonard is joined online by business leaders to discuss managing your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in this special at-home edition of Small Business Network. The series of monthly morning sessions address topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. Watch a video of their discussion recorded via Zoom here: Barbara […]

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June 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

SBN At-Home Features Commerce Secretary Schulz, Economic Development CEO Wu

Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly Schultz and Montgomery County Economic Development Corporations’s President and CEO Ben Wu joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s third episode of Small Business Network At Home. The series of monthly morning sessions addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. Watch a video of their discussion recorded […]

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June 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Chuck E. Cheese se Declara en Quiebra, Cierra Locación de Gaithersburg

El Chuck E. Cheese en Gaithersburg ha cerrado permanentemente. La noticia se produce cuando la empresa matriz de Chuck E. Cheese, CEC Entertainment, anunció en un comunicado el jueves que presentaría bancarrota del Capítulo 11 “para superar la tensión financiera como resultado de los cierres prolongados de locales relacionados con COVID-19”. “La Compañía espera usar […]

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June 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Chuck E. Cheese Files for Bankruptcy; Gaithersburg Location Closes Permanently

The Chuck E. Cheese in Gaithersburg has closed permanently. The news comes as Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company, CEC Entertainment, announced in a statement Thursday it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy “in order to overcome the financial strain resulting from prolonged, COVID-19 related venue closures.” “The Company expects to use the time and legal […]

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