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October 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Continues Late-Night Alcohol Program Despite Meeting Suspension Requirement

Although Montgomery County has met one of the criteria that requires suspending its Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program, it is not yet planning on doing so. “By the definition we have met at least one of the criteria to suspend that program,” Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said at a […]

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October 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Restaurant Declared ‘Unsafe Facility’ After COVID-19 Violations

The Society Restaurant & Lounge in Silver Spring has been declared an “Unsafe Facility” by Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles after repeated COVID-19 violations. The Georgia Avenue establishment was ordered to close on Tuesday following an inspection on Saturday. It must remain closed for 30 days or until Gayles approves reopening. Society previously […]

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September 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two County Businesses Shut Down for COVID-19 Violations

Montgomery County inspectors visited four businesses last weekend, temporarily closing one and ordering another to cease and desist.  Rockville Escape Room was ordered to cease and desist and will also receive a civil citation, according to inspection documents from the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Inspectors visited Friday and found the business […]

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September 18, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Maryland Restaurant Week Kicks Off Friday: ‘They Still Need Our Support’

Starting Friday, The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) kicks off its first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week. It’s finally here! #mdrestaurantweek begins TODAY! Restaurants across the state will be serving up special menus, deals, and featured specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find a restaurant participating near you: https://t.co/uw7hpCJWY3. 🍴 pic.twitter.com/c7doS4fIAJ — MD Restaurant Assoc (@RestaurantsinMD) September […]

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September 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Much Discussion and Despite Some Concerns, Planning Board Allows Alcohol at Some Parks

The Montgomery County Planning Board voted 4-1 Thursday to allow alcohol in designated parts of nine parks.  The change goes into effect Thursday, Sept. 24 and ends May 31, 2021. Residents can drink from 11 a.m. to dusk in some areas at the following parks: Jesup Blair Local Park,  Acorn Urban Park, Germantown Town Center […]

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September 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MOM’s Organic Market Coming to Silver Spring in Next Few Years

MOM’s Organic Market is expected to come to Silver Spring within the next few years. CEO Scott Nash told MyMCMedia in an email that the grocery store will probably open in two to three years, but that it’s tough to predict. A lease was signed in May for 8787 Georgia Ave., where the Maryland-National Park […]

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September 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Despite Elrich Request, Gayles Says Case Count Still Too High for Further Reopening

On Friday, Montgomery County announced that restaurants, breweries and wineries can offer live performances along with dining/drinking.  No dancing or congregating around performers is allowed, and people must wear masks (unless eating or drinking) and stay seated while eating. The announcement came shortly after most Maryland counties began Phase 3 of the state’s recovery. Phase 3 […]

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August 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Chef José Andrés Takes Non-Profit to Baltimore and Lebanon

Chef and Bethesda resident José Andrés brought his non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK) to Baltimore to feed residents after a house explosion Monday killed two people and damaged many homes. WCK’s @kwamerose reporting in late last night from Baltimore where search & rescue crews continue to look for those missing. We served 600 meals last […]

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June 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, June 11. 1.Congratulations Class of 2020: Individual MCPS virtual commencement ceremonies are happening all week, and some are taking place today. Click here to view the schedule. Individual school virtual commencement ceremonies are taking place this week! Check out the schedule and learn how […]

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June 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Wednesday, June 10. 1. Bethesda Streetery:  Several streets in Downtown Bethesda will be closed to traffic starting today for the “Bethesda Streetery,” an outdoor seating and curbside retail initiative. 2. Microenterprise Stabilization Program: The county’s Microenterprise Stabilization Program will begin taking applications today. It’s meant […]

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