The Silver Spring Main Post Office will cease operations at 900 Wayne Ave. this weekend as it moves to its new permanent home on Thayer Avenue. The post office will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at 940 Thayer Ave., Suite 100.
A Puerto Rico-based university will consolidate and expand its local offerings in the Inventa Towers in downtown Silver Spring. Ana G. Méndez University has agreed to lease 28,500 square feet of space in the former Discovery headquarters and plans a May 2020 opening, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.
Business stories once again dominated the top 10 list of most-read stories published by the Source of the Spring during 2019. Six of the ten included news about businesses opening, while others looked at closings and other changes.
One of Silver Spring’s major downtown office tenants will remain in its Georgia Avenue location despite being purchased earlier this year. Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. has renewed and extended its long-term lease at Washington Property Company’s Silver Spring Plaza building, according to an announcement by WPC.
A group of local residents has opened Fullfillery, a store in Takoma Park catering to those who are interested in the concept of sustainable shopping. “We each had an idea that we wanted bulk sustainable shopping available,” said Lauren Chitwood Schauf, a Woodside Forest resident who manages the store. “It’s popping up in England, it’s popping up in New York, it’s popping up in California, but it was very conspicuously absent from D.C.”
Mandalay Restaurant and Café will move from its Bonifant Street location to Georgia Avenue in Washington, D.C., according to an announcement on the outlet’s Facebook page. The family-owned restaurant specializes in Burmese cuisine and has operated in Silver Spring since 2005 after moving from College Park.
A Washington D.C.-based yoga provider has opened a new studio in downtown Silver Spring. Yoga Heights took over the space in Suite 320 of 1111 Spring St. formerly occupied by Sky House Yoga and opened Dec. 1, said owner and founder Jess Pierno.
Fuddruckers’ last day of operation in Silver Spring will be Sunday, the Source has learned. Laurie Yankowski, regional marketing director for The Peterson Cos., which co-owns the Downtown Silver Spring development, confirmed the burger-centric restaurant was planning to close.
A public art project that’s part of a $10 million renovation of Downtown Silver Spring has been completed. Titled “Silver Spring Walls,” the project includes three untitled murals curated by the local duo No Kings Collective.
Krazy Steve’s Comfort Cuisine will launch a weekend brunch buffet this Saturday and Sunday as a way to reboot the business after an admittedly difficult start, according to owner Stephen Adelson. Adelson, aka Krazy Steve, talked this week about some of the issues that arose after taking over the space at 1909 Seminary Rd. that formerly housed Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria.