Postal service confirms move to temporary space in library

Photo from Wikimedia Commons The U.S. Postal Service has confirmed that the post office located in the Spring Center on 16th St. will move its operations to the Silver Spring Library at 900 Wayne Ave. The post office is the only business left in the center, which is shut down for construction of the Purple Line light rail. “The Postal Service is finalizing plans to move to a temporary location due to the Metropolitan Transit Authorities’ request to vacate our existing facility,” said a USPS spokesperson in an email to the Source. “We will temporary relocate at the library...

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Upcoming Events, Feb. 21-28

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, February 21 Schweinhaut Song Circle, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., 1-3 p.m. Book Discussion, “Indignation” by Phillip Roth, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 2 p.m. Carpe Diem-Revels Community Sing, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. N.W., $5 donation suggested, 7-8:30 p.m. Flower Avenue Classical House Concert, BannerArts, 7502 Flower Ave, $20, 8 p.m. Thursday, February 22 “African American Dolls: Culture, Image, & Personal Identity,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, February 24 Piccolo’s Trunk mime and pantomime, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Black History Month—The Heritage Signature...

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Takoma Park trattoria plans expansion this spring

The trattoria moved into this space last spring. The location for expansion is visible in the far right. Photo courtesy Main Street Takoma. Trattoria da Lina, which opened last March at 7000 Carroll Ave., is expanding into space next door that was occupied by the now-closed Dolci Gelati, according to an announcement from Main Street Takoma. The restaurant will include the corner space and will feature a new entrance, a bar and cocktail seating. The trattoria, named after owner Marcello Minna’s mother, will being opening for lunch service, and will introduce new cocktails, an expanded wine list and a separate...

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Takoma Park, Silver Spring outlets mark FeBREWary this week

Graphic from Main Street Takoma Local events marking FeBREWary, a celebration of craft brewers, begin tonight with the Takoma Tap Takeover from Main Street Takoma. Each night from 6 p.m. to closing (unless otherwise noted), different outlets will feature brews from local craft brewers. The schedule, with specials listed where available, includes: Tuesday, February 20 UNION Craft Brewing served at Takoma Bev Co., 6917 Laurel Ave., $6 flights at happy hour, 4 p.m.-close Wednesday, February 21 Waredaca Brewing Company at Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave. Thursday, February 22 Port City Brewing Company at Olive Lounge & Grill, 7006 Carroll Ave.,...

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Brewery changes name, signs lease for space near Metro

Christian Layke stands where the main taproom bar will be, gesturing toward a cold storage area. Photo by Mike Diegel. Silver Branch Brewing Company (formerly Parallel World Brewing Company) has signed a lease for 10,000 square feet of space in the Metro Plaza development at 8401 Colesville Rd. for a production brewery, taproom and outdoor biergarten. The Source had an opportunity to spend some time last week with co-founders Christian Layke, head of brewing operations and chief executive officer, and Brett Robison, who will run the taproom and serve as chief operating officer, for a conversation and a tour...

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Two restaurants coming to 8407 Ramsey on track to open in April

Rendering of Tacos,Tortas and Tequila, credit HapstakDemetriou+ The two new restaurants going into 8407 Ramsey Ave. have been granted a liquor license and are on track to open in April, according to owner Ivan Iricanin. Iricanin, CEO of Street Guys Hospitality and founder of Ambar Capitol Hill and Ambar Clarendon, plans to bring two concepts to the former location of 8407 Kitchen Bar: Tacos, Tortas and Tequila, which will be located on the ground level, and Buena Vida (“good life”) on the second floor. TTT, he said, “is authentic Mexican, where we going to produce authentic tacos and make our...

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Presidents Day closings, other changes announced

Image from publicdomainpictures.net The county has released the schedule of closings and other changes to mark the Presidents Day holiday Monday, Feb. 19. All county offices and libraries will be closed for the holiday, as will state offices and courts. The county’s liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Recreation Department’s aquatics programs and facilities will be open, though all other classes and programs for that day are canceled. The department’s administrative office, senior centers and community centers will be closed. Park patrons should check www.MontgomeryParks.org for operating schedules, including Brookside Gardens, ice rinks and tennis...

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What’s wrong with the Silver Spring economy? Probably nothing

Photo by Flickr user citron_smurf Recent announcements of business closings in Silver Spring have driven an increase in online chatter asking, “What’s wrong with the local economy?” The answer? Probably nothing. Consider what’s been happening in Bethesda, a similar urban area with offices, residences, chain stores and locally owned shops and restaurants. With the help of Google News and searching Bethesda Magazine/Bethesda Beat, since November there have been 10 business closings, or announcements of closings, including (not intended to be a comprehensive list): Safeway on Old Georgetown Road will close in March Spring Mill Bread Co. closing its flagship...

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Classics co-owner releases statement on closing

Photo from Wikimedia Commons Elliott Rattley, co-owner of The Classics restaurant in Silver Spring, released the following statement on the upcoming closing of the steakhouse. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elliott Rattley Phone: 301-588-7297 Email: [email protected] The Classics Restaurant Closing For Business The Classics Restaurant’s Last Day Of Business, February 27, 2018 SILVER SPRING MD, February 13, 2018 – The Classics Restaurant, Silver Spring MD, will close for business at the end of the day on February 27, 2018. Opened as “Ray’s The Classics” in August 2006 and continued in business as “The Classics Restaurant” from July 2013, dwindling market and support from...

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Upcoming Events, Feb.14-21

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, February 15 Virtual town hall meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Fire Station (8110 Georgia Ave.), 3rd Floor, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Author Series: Panel Discussion with Angela J. Davis, Editor Of “Policing The Black Man,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, February 16 Pennyworth Thrift Shop 65th Birthday Celebration, 949 Bonifant St., 4-8 p.m. Saturday, February 17 Coffee with a Cop, Kefa Café, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 9-11 a.m. “The Human Body,” presentation by the National Museum of Health...

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