Novavax in Gaithersburg Awarded 1.6 Billion Grant for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

The Federal government recently awarded Gaithersburg-based biotech company Novavax 1.6 billion in funding to develop and distribute 100 million COVID-19 vaccines as early as the end of this year. County Cable Montgomery’s...

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Elrich Says County Will ‘Close Down Any Business’ That Violates COVID-19 Guidelines

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich addressed business compliance with COVID-19 guidelines in a message to residents this week.  He said 96 percent of businesses and restaurants that have been visited by business ambassadors...

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The Grille at Flower Hill Did Not Reopen for Second Visit from County   

The Grille at Flower Hill is closed indefinitely after the owner received an abundance of social media backlash for a now-deleted Facebook post that said his employees will not wear face masks.  The Grille’s Facebook page is...

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County Unemployment Rate Was 8.9 Percent in May

The number of people filing for unemployment in Montgomery County during the week ending July 4 remained constant as compared with last week. For the second week in a row, slightly more than 3,500 county residents filed initial...

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Fourth Employee at Darnestown Liquor and Wine Tests Positive for COVID-19

A fourth employee at Darnestown Liquor and Wine has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the county. On Monday, Montgomery County announced that the store would be temporarily closed after three employees...

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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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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 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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June 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Shark Tank Contender ‘Cinnaholic’ Opens in Gaithersburg

The vegan bakery ‘Cinnaholic’ opened in Crown Gaithersburg on June 19. The founders introduced the franchise on the television show ‘Shark Tank’ in 2014.

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