indoor dining

April 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Lifts State Outdoor Mask Mandate; Outdoor Dining Restrictions Will Lift Saturday 

Gov. Larry Hogan lifted the state’s outdoor COVID-19 mask mandate effective immediately, he announced during a press conference Wednesday. “Masks and face coverings are no longer required outdoors in the state of Maryland,” Hogan said. The CDC released new guidance about mask-wearing on Tuesday, including guidance that fully-vaccinated people can do several outdoor activities without […]

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February 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

As Elrich Proposes 25% Indoor Dining Reopening, Officials Discuss Balancing Health and Business

Montgomery County officials discussed balancing public health and economic interests Wednesday, as County Executive Marc Elrich proposes a return to indoor dining at 25% capacity. Elrich sent an executive order to the county council Tuesday in order to make the change. Indoor alcohol sales must stop at 10 p.m. and customers would be limited to […]

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February 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

GrillMarX to Temporarily Close ‘Until Indoor Dining Resumes’

GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar announced on its Facebook page that it will temporarily cease operations starting Feb. 7. The restaurant writes, “our doors will be closed for business until indoor dining resumes.” GrillMarX has two restaurants in Montgomery County located in Olney and Clarksburg. The restaurant posted a letter to its customers on Jan. 29, saying, […]

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February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Council President Hucker: County is Reviewing Indoor Dining Restrictions

Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker said at a media briefing Monday that as coronavirus cases are going down, the county is consulting with health officials about possibly easing indoor dining restrictions. “We all want our indoor dining to reopen as quickly as possible,” Hucker said at a media briefing Monday. Gov. Larry Hogan announced […]

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January 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Applications for Restaurant Relief Grants Open Feb. 1

Restaurant owners can apply for COVID-19 relief grants from Montgomery County beginning Feb. 1. The Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed Jan. 26 to allocate almost $5 million for restaurants in the county to help them recover from the impact of the coronavirus. This is the county’s second round of funding to assist restaurants, food trucks, […]

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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Clarksburg Tavern Cited for Violating County Coronavirus Orders

Clarksburg Tavern, which was the scene of a recent “USA Themed Party” sponsored by Robin Ficker, was issued four citations on Jan. 22 for violating the County Executive’s order that deals with coronavirus. The violations concern a Jan. 5 party, for which the county received “multiple complaints,” according to Mary Anderson, public information officer with […]

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January 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Clarksburg Tavern’s ‘USA Themed Party’ Under Investigation

A Montgomery County inspector visited The Clarksburg Tavern, on Frederick Road, Jan. 11, six days after they hosted a “USA Themed Party” that was sponsored by Robin Ficker, who is running for Maryland governor on the Republican ticket. The county received information about the 6 p.m. party and decided to investigate. Information “will be analyzed […]

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December 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Suspends Indoor Dining Effective 5 p.m. Tuesday

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to suspend indoor dining effective at 5 p.m. Outdoor dining, delivery, drive-thru and takeout will still be allowed, according to County Executive Marc Elrich’s order. The council also approved other measures: limiting retail capacity to one person per 200 square feet; 150 people maximum. Large retail stores that […]

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December 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Restaurant Manager Discusses Potential Indoor Dining Suspension

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced that the county plans to suspend indoor dining to try to curb the COVID-19 case surge. If Elrich’s directive is approved by the council, it will go into effect Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. MyMCM spoke with William Rawls, general manager at All Set Restaurant & […]

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December 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Moves to Suspend Indoor Dining; Order Requires Council Approval

Indoor dining may be suspended next week, if Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s order is approved. Elrich proposed the suspension during a virtual press conference with leaders from Maryland’s eight largest jurisdictions. He said he sent his order to the county council Wednesday and if it is approved by councilmembers, indoor dining would be suspended […]

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