FedEx Office to open new location August 22

FedEx location photo by Mike Mowery. FedEx Office will close its store at 1407 East-West Highway Aug. 21 and open the next day at its new location on the corner of Georgia and Wayne avenues, according to a staff member who spoke to Source of the Spring today. The store will occupy the majority of the space that formerly housed an Office Depot outlet. The rest of the space will be taken by Massage Envy, according to The Peterson Companies’ website. FedEx Office is a FedEx subsidiary that provides a retail outlet for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping,...

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Central begins preleasing apartments at Fenton and Wayne

Rendering courtesy of Grosvenor Americas. Preleasing of Central apartments at the corner of Fenton Street and Wayne Avenue is now underway, according to an announcement from developer Grosvenor Americas. The leasing office is located in a loft-style apartment on the first floor of Bonifant Street, across from Montgomery County’s Lot 29 parking lot on the corner of Bonifant and Easley. The building will include 243 apartments with a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments featuring kitchens with quartz countertops, Energy Star® stainless steel appliances, a full-size washer and dryer, and amenities such as USB charger outlets and wood-style...

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Thai Market Closed; Restaurant Closed for Remodeling

Thai Market, located at 902 Thayer Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring, has closed. (David Lay/Source of the Spring) We previously reported that Thai Market would be closing at the end of June, ending a 35+ year run. Their last day of business was June 28, with their lease ending June 30. It also appears that the adjoining restaurant is closed for remodeling, according to a sign in the door. Owner Ken Gosak took over the store in 1997. He is the third owner of the market, which originally opened about 35 years ago, he said. The market specialized in...

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Demolition work begins on Silver Spring Avenue

Work has begun to take down two houses. Photo by Mike Diegel. Demolition work on two long-abandoned homes on Silver Spring Avenue began Friday. The houses, owned by The Fenton Group, are part of a property that’s slated to be redeveloped with an office building, retail and apartments. However, the property is currently for sale. At least one of the houses was an example of a kit home marketed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1908 to 1940, as shown in the graphic below. In an effort to combat a growing number of unmaintained properties like those at 812...

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Silver Spring Comes Alive for Shark Week

Shark Week 2017, produced by Silver Spring’s Discovery Communications, starts this evening at 7pm. (Bloody Disgusting/Discovery Communications) The 29th Season of Shark Week, produced by Discovery Communications, begins this evening at 7pm ET. For the first time, it is premiering the same week in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. Several local businesses are getting in on the fun, starting with the Shark Week Family Fun Fest, held at the Downtown Silver Spring Fountain Plaza last Friday. Silver Spring’s Red Rock Films contributed 2 shows to this year’s slate: Return to the Isle of Jaws, which...

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Downtown Silver Spring banners unveiled

Members of the Urban District Advisory Committee and guests under one of the new Silver Spring banners. Photo courtesy Silver Spring Regional Center. Downtown Silver Spring has a new set of seasonal banners that were officially unveiled yesterday afternoon. The brief ceremony included the presentation of a proclamation from County Executive Isaiah Leggett to Brian Abramson and The Tower Companies for their contributions to the effort to create the banners. Abramson is the current chair of the Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee, which also was involved in the program The proclamation reads, in part, “You have made this...

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Bump ‘N Grind plans permanent kiosk in Ellsworth Place

Bump ‘N Grind photo by Mike Diegel Bump ‘N Grind, the Silver Spring-based coffee and vinyl record shop, is planning to open a permanent kiosk this fall in Ellsworth Place. “Ellsworth Place approached us and asked us if we’d be interested in expanding,” said owner David Fogel, adding that it would be located on the first floor, near Michael’s and a recently installed seating area. The kiosk, which will be about 150-200 square feet, will include work from local artists and is currently being built offsite, he said. “We’re really excited about it,” Fogel said. “I’ve put in a...

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County releases reminders for coping with high temperatures

Animals can be particularly vulnerable to heat. Photo by Mike Diegel. Montgomery County once again has released tips for coping with the high temperatures expected today through the weekend. People who are at the most risk for heat-related illnesses include risk of heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age; individuals 65 and older; people who are ill or on certain medications; and overweight people. Also, the county has announced that, due to the high heat, the Police Animal Services Division will enforce “Executive Regulation 10-10AM, Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs, Section 11-D, which states, ‘A person must...

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Upcoming Events, July 19-27

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, July 19 Live online discussion with County Executive Isaiah Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Montgomery County Humane Society Yappy Hour benefit, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, $15-$25, 6-9 p.m. WSSC Community Meeting, Colesville Road Transmission Water Main Project, Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, 6:30-8 p.m. Soul Gravity concert at Sonny’s Green, The Blairs, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20 Long Branch-Wayne Local Park concept plan presentation to Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Ave., see agenda for time. Bubble Lady Margie Lynch, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 11 a.m.-noon Silver Spring downtown banners unveiling,...

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Fenton Street property up for sale

Photo by Mike Mowery. The Fenton Companies, a Silver Spring-based real estate development company, is in negotiations for the sale of its property at the corner of Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue. According to a company spokesperson, approved plans are still in place to construct Silver Spring Park on the site of an office building, surface parking lot and two residential homes slated for demolition. The new development would include “a 120-room Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel by Marriott with ground floor retail and Silver Spring Apartments, a 58-unit residential apartment building complex. A total of 9,234 square feet of ground floor...

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