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September 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Fantasticks on Rio’s Boardwalk Hopes to Open Doors in October

Fantasticks, a fast-casual spot for customized gelato bars and popsicles, is currently under construction at the Rio in Gaithersburg. It was supposed to open in May, but because of the coronavirus, construction on its physical location was pushed back. In the meantime, throughout the summer, a Fantasticks has had a mobile cart open on Rio’s […]

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February 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Yale Student Body President Kahlil Greene

At 19-years-old, Kahlil Greene of Germantown is already a Montgomery County Black History-maker. Greene was elected the first black student body president of Yale University. His term as student body president started in May 2019 and it concludes in May 2020. MyMCMedia caught up with Greene, who is currently a junior studying U.S. History and […]

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February 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Rockville Pike and RIO Pier 1 Imports Closing

Pier 1 Imports announced in January a plan to close up to 450 locations, or about half of its total store count. The Texas-based home decor retail chain will close their two Montgomery County stores by spring, according to the Store Reporter. Markdowns are already in progress at the Rockville Pike and Rio stores. The […]

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October 31, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Nats’ Championship Merch Flying Off Shelves

Ten minutes before the clock struck midnight Wednesday, the Washington Nationals clinched the franchise’s first ever championship beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 of the World Series. About 40 minutes later—at 12:30 a.m.—Dick’s Sporting Goods at Rio Shopping Center in Gaithersburg had opened its doors to customers hungry to buy merchandise saying “World […]

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September 27, 2019 | Laura Rowles

‘Live Life Seamlessly’ at Comcast’s New Xfinity Store in the RIO Washingtonian Center

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Comcast today to celebrate the grand opening of its new Xfinity Store located at 31 Grand Corner Avenue, Suite 31, in the RIO Shopping Center in Gaithersburg, Md. The Gaithersburg Xfinity Store is the 25th one to open in the region, and the second store in Montgomery County, […]

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September 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 4, which means Beyoncé is celebrating her 38th birthday. Make sure to celebrate in Montgomery County by drinking lemonade, listening to  “Single Ladies,” or taking kids to see “The Lion King.” Here are five other important things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Meets Today: The Montgomery County Council is in […]

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August 26, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

That’s a Wrap: International Film Festival Closes Out in Style

The very first Montgomery International Film Festival concluded Sunday night with with an awards ceremony, closing and gala dinner. Directors, actors and many others from the film industry came from all over the globe to attend Montgomery County’s only international film festival. Here’s a list of all the winner’s from Sunday’s awards gala at Rio […]

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August 16, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Lights! Camera! Action! Montgomery County Gets Its Own International Film Festival

Thanks to Karina Hou and Margaret Sha, you now don’t need to travel all the way to Cannes, France or Park City, Utah to attend an independent, international film festival. The Montgomery International Film Festival, featuring many highly acclaimed films and panel discussions, debuts at the Rio in Gaithersburg this Sunday and the co-chairs could […]

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July 5, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Dave and Buster’s Opens at RIO

You can enjoy the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks at Dave & Buster’s at the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Dave & Buster’s at the grand opening on July 1, 2019. They recently renovated the space -formerly known as Sport & Health- at 9811 Washingtonian Boulevard, […]

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March 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg to Host St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with the The Peterson Companies and Washingtonian Center, will host the 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade from 10 a.m. – noon on Saturday, March 16  at Washingtonian Center. The parade proceeds down Grand Corner Avenue at RIO, located near I-370 and Washingtonian Boulevard. Dozens of units will march […]

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