UPDATED: Bump ’n Grind closes Ellsworth Place kiosk

Silver Spring coffee shop Bump ’n Grind has closed their Ellsworth Place kiosk. Photo courtesy Pete Tan.

The Bump ’n Grind coffee and pastry kiosk in Ellsworth Place has closed, according to owner David Fogel.

The primary reason for the closing was a safety issue, he said.

“When your staff, one of the most important foundations of every business, has been assaulted over 20 times without adequate support from mall management, you realize enough is enough,” Fogel.

Mall ownership disputed the contention that there was a safety issue.

According to Terry Richardson, president of Petri Richardson Ventures, the shop “does not meet the standards required by the lease and the matter will be going to litigation, and therefore we can’t comment any further.”

“Neither David Fogel nor any of his staff ever reported an assault to mall management or contacted police,” said Julie Chase, a spokesperson for the company. “He is in default of his lease for multiple breaches and substandard operations in violation of his lease agreement and which mall management had requested he remedy.”

Fogel opened the second location of the coffee shop in late December at the invitation of mall management earlier in the year.

Bump ’n Grind’s original location at 1200 East-West Highway remains open.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
UPDATED: Bump ’n Grind closes Ellsworth Place kiosk