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March 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Alcohol Beverage Services Reduces Hours, No In-Store Tastings

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) is operating on reduced hours starting Tuesday until further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Retail stores will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and will be closed on Sunday. There will be no in-store tastings. Further updates will be posted to the county ABS […]

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February 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for Feb. 18 in Montgomery County

A high of 59 degrees, but cloudy with occasional showers. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Feb. 18. 1. Small Business Network: The Kirwan Commission: Dr. William Kirwan, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, and Councilmember Craig Rice join Kelly Leonard for today’s Small Business Network session to discuss “The Kirwan Commission: What’s Good […]

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August 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Silver Spring Pops the Cork on New Wine Cafe

There’s a new wine cafe opening in downtown Silver Spring. Located right next to the Civic Building on Fenton Street, Locavino offers a variety of local wines and much more…

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May 30, 2019 | Laura Rowles

New Owners of Grape Escape Make First Appearance at Chamber Wine Tasting

Guests enjoyed tastings of Grape Escape’s best wines, gourmet food and specialty fancy food samplings from area chefs and artisanal food makers at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 16th Annual Wine Tasting. The tasting was held on Wednesday, May 22 at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders were in attendance. The […]

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April 11, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Germantown’s Agrodolce Italian Restaurant Closes

After 20 years in business, the Italian restaurant Agrodolce has shut its doors permanently. Its owners explained the reasoning behind the business’ closing in a Facebook post from Agrodolce’s account on Wednesday. Lena and Phil Burleson had hoped a new owner would take over their restaurant but they were informed Tuesday night that “the deal […]

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 30 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Montgomery County. 1. 11th annual Health IT Summit: Today is AFCEA Bethesda’s 11th Annual Health IT Summit at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The conference brings together 1,000 senior executives and IT professionals who explore strategies to leverage technology and advance healthcare options. […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of Eric Luedtke

Delegate Proposes Beer, Wine Sales in Grocery Stores

In a YouTube statement, Del. Eric Luedtke said he would introduce legislation that would allow grocery stores to sell beer and wine in a “store within a store” model, similar to how grocery stores host coffee shops and banks. In the statement, Luedtke said the county has debated how alcohol is regulated in Montgomery County. […]

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May 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

DLC Staffers to Card All Customers at County’s 27 Retail Stores (VIDEO)

Beginning on July 1st, all customers shopping at the liquor control department’s 27 retail stores in Montgomery County will be carded. That’s the word from DLC Director Robert Dorfman, who said there will be few exceptions to the new policy. Up until now, customers at the county’s stores were only carded if they appeared younger […]

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January 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council Approves Dorfman as Director of DLC (VIDEO)

It’s official. At Tuesday’s meeting, Montgomery County Council members approved Robert Dorfman’s appointment as director of the Department of Liquor Control (DLC). Dorfman, a North Potomac resident, was appointed to the position by County Executive Ike Leggett. In his new position, Dorfman will be paid an annual salary of $220,000. His appointment is effective immediately. […]

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dorfman is “Super Excited about Opportunity” to Lead DLC (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has chosen North Potomac resident Robert Dorfman to lead the Department of Liquor Control (DLC). Dorfman has years of experience in the private sector, including at Marriott International, Inc. where he served as president of Host International. The Montgomery County Council is expected to approve Dorfman’s appointment as DLC director […]

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