El Aguila is referring customers to another location. Photo by Mike Diegel.

Almost all of the businesses in Spring Center in the 8600 block of 16th Street are now closed or relocated in anticipation of Purple Line construction.

Businesses still operating in the center are Patient First urgent care center, Famous Pawnbrokers, El Aguila and the post office.

Patient First will close around the first of the year and move to its new location on Georgia Avenue.

Famous Pawnbrokers has several other locations in the area. El Aguila plans to close soon, according to a sign on the restaurant, and is referring customers to its location at 7926 Georgia Ave. There is no update on a new location for the post office.

Spring Gardens closed and will reopen at 1919 Seminary Ave. in the former Carpet Bazaar space.

Jewelers Warehouse closed, changed its name to Kensington Jewelers and relocated to 3720 Farragut Ave. in Kensington.

Cameron’s Seafood also is closed and a sign notes the company plans to operate locally from a food truck on Georgia Avenue. Customers can call 301.585.5555 for the exact location.

Cameron’s currently operates food trucks in Hagerstown, Annapolis and on Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover, Md., in addition to its retail outlets.

Update on Spring Center businesses

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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.
Update on Spring Center businesses