Local Business

May 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCEDC Launching Telework Assistance Program for Local Businesses and Nonprofits

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation will be administering and awarding up to $2,500 grants to eligible county businesses and nonprofits for teleworking equipment and software purchased due to the pandemic. Applications for the grants open on May 6 at 10 a.m. on the MCEDC website. The $250,000 Telework Assistance Program fund was approved on […]

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March 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Corned Beef King Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in Olney…with Social Distance

It’s a St. Patrick’s Day like no other. Bars and restaurants are closed, but — on a positive note— restaurants can still provide take out food. The Corned Beef King food truck visited Olney Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. to bring Irish corned beef and Reuben sandwiches to the locals who are restricted from […]

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June 18, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Clove and Cedar Coffeebar Brings New Aroma to Bethesda

Cedar and Clove Coffeebar opened in Woodmont Triangle on Saturday, June 8. Owner and Bethesda native, Janet Forlini, had been thinking of opening a coffee shop of her own for about two years, but it took a lot of preparation to get there. “While researching specialty coffee I learned that people appreciate quality.” said Forlini. […]

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June 7, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Pike and Rose Adds Indian Restaurant into the Mix

Pike and Rose welcomes a new restaurant into the diverse mix: The Commonwealth Indian, which will provide traditional Indian cuisine and desserts by Executive Chef Sunil Bastola. Chef Bastola was born in Chitwan, Nepal and began cooking professionally in 2001 upon moving to the United States. He opened his first restaurant, Bollywood Bistro, in Fairfax, […]

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June 5, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Fast-Casual Italian Restaurant Opens on Bethesda Row

A new fast, casual and healthy Italian restaurant has a few things missing from its menu: pizza, pasta, and bread. Prima opened last Wednesday on Bethesda Row, serving free bowls to the public to sample and crowding the restaurant. It took over the corner Taylor Gourmet held. The Italian restaurant is a part of the […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

The Olney Tavern Closes Permanently

The Olney Tavern announced on Facebook that they’ve closed permanently. Their last day was Sunday. “After over a decade and a half of memories, an era comes to an end this weekend,” The Tavern said in a post. “The Olney Tavern has been pleased to have been a part of so many lives and special […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda for today’s meeting. 2. Public Hearing: The following will be discussed at the public hearing today: the bill to reduce lead in drinking water, a corrective map […]

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March 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Wine Bar, Retail Shop Opening in Kensington Wednesday

Knowles Station Wine and Co., a wine bar and retail shop, is opening in Kensington on Wednesday. In an Instagram post, the company said, “Not only will we offer wine and craft beer in the retail shop, we’ll have an extensive wine and beer by the glass menu. Plus, a kitchen serving wine-friendly food in a […]

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August 26, 2015 | Aline Barros

Happy Hour Social to Kick Off Silver Spring Restaurant Week

Montgomery County residents will have a chance to taste 25 of Silver Spring’s “top” restaurants at a week that promises flavors and new tradition on Sept. 8 to 13. But before that, Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot are scheduled to host the Happy Hour Social- an event to kick-off the […]

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August 20, 2015 | Aline Barros

Bethesda Named Eighth Best Small City to Start a Business

Bethesda has made into the “richest small city in America,” and “snobbiest small cities in America.” Now, the city made into the “best small city to start a business in America,” according to NerdWallet, a consumer finance website. The study was conducted to find the top U.S. small cities to start a business – and Bethesda […]

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