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Latin chicken restaurant to open on Colesville Road

Pollo Campero plans to open in May. Photo by Mike Mowery. Pollo Campero, which bills itself as “the world’s largest Latin chicken chain,” plans to open an outlet at 8666 Colesville Rd., next to The Fillmore Silver Spring. According to the construction foreman, the restaurant should open in mid-to-late May. The chain specializes in chicken that’s either hand-breaded and fried or grilled Peruvian style. Juan José Gutierrez, who’s still involved in the family-owned business, opened the company’s first store in Guatemala in 1971. The initial U.S. store opened in Los Angeles in 2002. There are now more than 67 Pollo...

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Studio offering yoga, wellness, adventure to open Saturday

UP in DC co-owner Dave Giacomin behind the studio’s front desk, which he built with reclaimed barn siding. Photo by Mike Diegel. UP in DC, a yoga/wellness/adventure studio, will open Saturday in the second level of 8083 Georgia Ave., above the former Jackie’s Restaurant. Husband-and-wife owners Dave Giacomin and Erin McNamara, who live in the Seven Oaks/Evanswood neighborhood, will offer a variety of classes, programs and products geared to helping people change their lives for the better. The concept grew as a result of a conversation Giacomin, an avid mountaineer and chairman of the local chapter of the American...

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Staples on Georgia Avenue to close next month

Staples will close at this location in May. Photo by Mike Diegel. The Staples Office Superstore at 9440 Georgia Ave., just inside the Beltway, will close May 6. The announcement was made in an email sent this morning to local customers, a copy of which was obtained by the Source of the Spring. The message included no details, but listed three other stores in the area: 12389 Georgia Ave., 6800 Wisconsin Ave. in Chevy Chase, and 12008 Cherry Hill Rd. The local Staples is one of 70 stores the company announced last month it would close. About 350 stores...

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Taylor Gourmet in Silver Spring will open today

Taylor Gourmet will open today at 11 a.m. Photo by David Lay. Taylor Gourmet is opening today in the location of the former Pacers at 8535 Fenton St. in downtown Silver Spring. The company features hoagies on “a menu built around adventurous flavors, homemade sauces, and ingredients so good you’ll wonder why you ever ate a hoagie anywhere else,” according to the website. “The owner is from Philadelphia and they call them hoagies up there,” said Jacob Hunter, the company’s director of culinary. “We kind of saw a niche for that that wasn’t here in D.C. at the time that...

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Rumored replacement for ShopHouse?

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen will close tomorrow and there is a rumored replacement for the fast-casual restaurant. Bibibop Asian Grill, a Korean-inspired similar concept in fast-casual eating, is said to be taking over ShopHouse locations. Bibibop offers rice bowls with choice of meats (or tofu), toppings, sauces and side dishes such as edamame, kimchi or miso soup. Diners can also choose a salad or wrap as the base, rather than rice. Bibibop is a subsidiary of Gosh Enterprises, located in Columbus, Ohio. There are 12 locations, all in Ohio. Gosh Enterprises is also the parent company of Charley’s Grilled Subs...

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