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June 22, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Montgomery County Malls Preparing to Welcome Back Shoppers

Malls are now allowed to open as Montgomery County enters Phase 2 of the coronavirus reopening plan. Some malls, such as the Clarksburg Outlets and the Lakeforest mall are already open, while others are planning on reopening this week. Hours and reopening dates, according to the mall’s websites, are listed here: Clarksburg Outlets: Monday – Saturday […]

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June 19, 2020 | Samantha Subin

County Approves Updated Plan for Bethesda Development, FOX 5 Headquarters

The Montgomery County Planning Board approved updated plans on Thursday for a Bethesda property which will house the headquarters of FOX 5, the local FOX affiliate in DC. Amended plans for the 937,184 square foot project, developed by Carr Properties, will allow the conversion of up to 80 units into short-term rental and hotel properties, […]

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June 18, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Tastee Diner Reopening on Saturday

After three months of being closed due to the COVID-19, pandemic, Tastee Diner in Bethesda – a Montgomery County institution – will reopen its doors this Saturday at 6 a.m. Bethesda Magazine was the first to report the story. This comes as part of Phase 2 reopening in the County. The hours for the diner […]

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June 16, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Frosh Files Charges Against Cricket Wireless, AT&T for ‘Deceptive Marketing Practices’

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Monday that his Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against Cricket Wireless and AT&T for violating the Maryland Consumer Protection Act, according to a press release. The Consumer Protection Division alleges that in the year before its merger with AT&T, Cricket failed to inform its customers that […]

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June 12, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Takoma Park Set to Open Community Patio and Streetery Friday

Beginning Friday, the northbound side of Laurel Avenue in Takoma Park will be closed to create room for the Community Patio and Takoma Streetery. Following the opening of Bethesda’s streetery earlier this week, Takoma Park will begin hosting its own, with the creation of outdoor dining and seating for the public. According to Takoma Park’s […]

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June 12, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Microenterprise Stabilization Program Applications Now Open

Montgomery County businesses that have lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have five or fewer employees, can now apply for the Microenterprise Stabilization Program (MSP) to receive up to $10,000 in financial assistance. Applications are being accepted until June 16. As businesses across the county are beginning their economic recoveries from the global […]

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June 4, 2020 | Tori Bergel

José Andrés Opts to Paint – not Board up – his DC Restaurants in Support of Protests

Celebrity chef José Andrés chose to paint – instead of boarding up – his Washington D.C. restaurants. The move a show of solidarity in response to national outcries for racial equality and an end to police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis. Since the protests began, a number […]

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May 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

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Andrés to Join Biden for Virtual Town Hall on Food Insecurity

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Chef José Andrés of Bethesda is joining former Vice President Joe Biden (the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee) for a virtual town hall. The town hall is hosted by Yahoo News and will focus on food insecurity and the future of the restaurant industry. TONIGHT: Join @joebiden and @chefjoseandres in our live […]

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