Pollo Campero soft opening planned for Oct. 24

Interior of Pollo Campero photo by Mike Diegel. Pollo Campero at 8662 Colesville Rd. will have a soft opening starting tomorrow (Oct. 24) with a grand opening and ribbon cutting planned later. The company, which bills itself as “the world’s largest Latin chicken chain,” specializes in chicken that’s either hand-breaded and fried or grilled Peruvian style. According to the area manager, this store will roll out a slightly different menu than is typically found in other stores, introducing some new side dishes to the selections. The restaurants also serve three types of chicken empanadas and two chicken bowls. The...

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Construction underway for Bump ’n Grind’s kiosk

Kiosk construction seen from above. Photo by Mike Diegel. Construction is underway on a permanent kiosk for Bump ’n Grind on the ground floor of Ellsworth Place. Owner David Fogel told the Source via Messenger that he now hopes to open in early November, depending on the county’s expediency in the permitting process. As the Source reported in July, the kiosk will offer Bump ’n Grind’s custom roasted coffees, espresso drinks, teas, juices, smoothies, an assortment of baked goods, and items to appeal to small children, who frequent a play area near the kiosk’s location. One addition not offered...

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Submit your Local Events to our Community Events Calendar

With local media outlets quietly eliminating their local events listings, we wanted to remind you of our Community Events Calendar on our website and in our Weekly Newsletter. We value community engagement and support, which is why we are offering listings completely free of charge. If you have an upcoming event, please feel free to submit it through our Events Submission...

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8407 staff heading to Mrs. K’s

Photo by David Lay. The last meal at 8407 Kitchen Bar will be served tonight (Oct. 21), but fans needn’t despair. The chef and many of the restaurant’s bartenders and staff will decamp to Mrs. K’s, according to Theo Margas, owner of both establishments. Margas spoke to the Source earlier this week, citing his desire to keep as many good people as he could, and to revamp Mrs. K’s wine bar offerings at the same time. A sign spotted at the 8407 bar says, “Same Chef, Same Menu at Mrs. K’s,” adding a note that there will be piano...

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#SourceSaturday: Recommend Your Favorite Local Businesses

It’s #SourceSaturday, which is our weekly reminder to shop our local businesses here in the area. We’ve featured numerous local businesses in the past year: Velatis Caramels, Skincando, Koiner Farm, and Bonjour Waffles are just a few examples. What are your favorite local businesses? What is your favorite place that we should feature next? Let us know in the...

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#SourceSunsets: Four Corners

Four Corners last night. Photo by Amy Stacy. If you have a Silver Spring sunset photo you’d like to share, please submit through our News Tips form, or send an email to info[at]sourceofthespring.com. Please include #SourceSunsets in the subject, along with your name and where the photo was...

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Pepco trucks working along Wayne Avenue

Photo by Mike Diegel. The line of trucks along Wayne Avenue today were there for work related to ongoing reliability enhancements, according to a Pepco spokesperson. The work, in front of Silver Spring International Middle School, will be done during normal business hours, barring some kind of outage or other...

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Proposed zoning amendment would regulate antennas for wireless service

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. County Executive Ike Leggett has released a draft zoning text amendment to regulate the deployment of small cell antennas for wireless service in the county. Leggett has scheduled a public meeting to get input on this proposal before sending legislation to the County Council. The meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 23 from 7-9 p.m. in the Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., 3rd Floor Hearing Room in Rockville. Because of the increasing demand for wireless capacity, the county is receiving applications for these antennas at an unprecedented level. According to a...

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