Quarry House Tavern: “The End Is In Sight”

Construction appears to be finishing up at the original location of Quarry House Tavern. They just posted an update on their Facebook Page: Ok dear friends, like you, we have been waiting and waiting and waiting for the Quarry House to be finished. Well, we… Posted by Quarry House Tavern on Monday, January 22, 2018   We last reported in November that construction was continuing at their original location at 8401 Georgia Avenue. It looks like they’re wrapping up and close to reopening in “mid to late February.” Stay tuned for future...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Lana Anderson

Name: Lana Anderson Age: 13 School/Grade: Takoma Park Middle School/8th Grade What are five words you think best describe you? I feel a little awkward praising myself, but I think that I am determined, curious, empathetic, passionate, and kind. What inspired you to create Small Things Matter? My mom and I have been crafting small toys and pillows for the Thoughtful Treasures Program at the Children’s Inn at the NIH since I was young. Every day, this program provides a small gift to every child with a rare illness being studied and getting treatments at the NIH. While I...

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Fire damages Parkside Terrace Apartments, one hurt

Fire department response to Parkside Terrace Apartments. All photos courtesy David Asche Photogrphy, LLC. A two-alarm fire at the Parkside Terrace Apartments last night displaced about two dozen people and damaged 12 units, according to fire department officials. Several people were rescued from the complex at 537 Thayer Ave., and one person was transported for treatment of smoke inhalation. The fire started in a second floor bedroom when a laptop overheated and caught a bed on fire. Damage is estimated to be more than...

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New entity applies for liquor license at 8407 Ramsey

Photo and h/t courtesy Twitter user @jjac292 An entity calling itself “Tacos, Tortas & Tequila” has applied for the transfer of a Class B liquor license at 8407 Ramsey Ave., the site of the former 8407 Kitchen Bar. The application is for a Class B beer, wine and liquor license on sale only. That license is described by the county as: “The hours during which the privileges conferred by this license may be exercised shall be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on the day following, Friday and Saturday to 3:00 a.m., but the holder of this license shall...

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Two Silver Spring restaurants participating in metropolitan restaurant week

Photo by Mike Diegel. Two local restaurants are participating in Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which will run from Jan. 22-28. All Set Restaurant & Bar at 8630 Fenton St. will offer a three-course lunch menu for $22 and three-course dinner menu for $35 during the week. There will also be a special weekend brunch menu offering three courses for $22. Appetizer and dessert choices for lunch and dinner will be the same, featuring grilled octopus and fried Oreos among the selections. Entrées will vary, with lunch featuring four choices including trout meuniere or short rib ragu. Three entrée choices...

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Police station to be converted to commercial arts space, housing added

Police building will be converted to arts-related commercial space. Photo by Mike Diegel. The former District 3 police station at 801 Sligo Ave. will be converted into arts-related commercial space as part of the planned Artspace Silver Spring Arts Campus scheduled to break ground this summer. More than 50 people, mostly artists, crowded a room at the Silver Spring Civic Center to hear representative of Minneapolis-based Artspace discuss their plans for the site that will include 68 live/work spaces geared to artists and 11 townhomes. Property Manager Erika Dani talked about plans for the commercial space, which will include about...

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Denizens to begin four days of benefit fundraising

Graphic courtesy Denizens Brewing Co. Tomorrow is the start of four days of fundraising by Denizens Brewing Co. to benefit five organizations supporting immigrants, women’s health and civil liberties, among other issues. Last year over Inauguration Weekend, the brewery held a similar event to provide a community space for those who were feeling a little down and to give people a chance to do some good, according to Emily Bruno, Denizens co-founder and director of business operations. “We wanted to do it again to recognize one year,” she said. “We’re calling it one year of resistance.” Over the long...

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NaiNai’s temporarily closed to implement changes

Photo courtesy Paul Meyer NaiNai’s Noodle and Dumpling Bar on East-West Highway is temporarily closed to implement some equipment and menu changes. “With the closing of Oriental East, there was a need for a wider variety of Chinese offerings in the area,” said owner Joanne Liu in an email interview. “At the same time, we had some equipment issues and needed to revamp our setup, so it was a good time to close for a couple of weeks, retrain staff, get some new equipment and add a number of items like rice bowls, which many of our customers have...

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Upcoming Events, Jan. 17-25

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, January 17 Artspace information session for artists on Sligo police station conversion, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m. RSVP requested Thursday, January 18 Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Isiah Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Fire Station, 3rd Floor, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3:30-5:30 p.m. Long Branch Salsa Music + Networking, El Gavilan Restaurant, 8805 Flower Ave., 6-8 p.m. Purple Line Presentation with Pete Rahn, State Secretary of Transportation, Cultural Arts Center, Theatre 2, Montgomery College Takoma/Silver Spring Campus, 7995 Georgia Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m., RSVP for waiting list...

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