New Restaurant/Bar to Feature Afro-Caribbean Cuisine

A native of Liberia plans to open a restaurant/bar featuring Afro-Caribbean cuisine at 8402 Georgia Ave., the former location of Lina’s Diner and Bar, which closed in November.

Grace Nwaeze, doing business under the name of C&G Group LLC, will open The Republic Garden and has applied for a Class B Beer, Wine and Liquor license for sales on the premises, according to an application on file with the Board of License Commissioners.

Nwaeze, who lives in the Norwood section of the county, is listed as the sole owner of C&G Group, LLC.

According to the application, the planned hours of operation will be Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 a.m.

The BLC has scheduled a hearing on Nwaeze’s application at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in the Executive Office Building’s conference room at 101 Monroe St. in Rockville.

Phone messages and an email to Nwaeze requesting an interview have not gotten a response.

Photo by David Lay

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.
New Restaurant/Bar to Feature Afro-Caribbean Cuisine