The owner of a vape and hookah lounge in Montgomery Hills has applied for a liquor license and indicated her intent to convert the space into a sports bar, according to documents filed with the county Board of License Commissioners.

Jennifer Garcia Martinez, listed as the sole owner of Action House Vape & Hookah LLC at 9433 Georgia Ave., has applied for a Class D license. If granted, beer, wine and liquor could be sold on premises only from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Sunday, and Friday and Saturday to 3 a.m.

According to the application, the space would be renamed Champions Sports Bar, offer cold deli sandwiches and chicken wings, and operate from 11 a.m.–1 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Martinez, a resident of Brentwood, Md., indicated on the application that there would be seating for 30, plus eight seats at a bar.

A hearing on the application is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. It will be held in the Alcohol Beverage Services LRE Training Room at 201 Edison Park Dr. in Gaithersburg.

Photo by Mike Diegel

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.
Vape Lounge Owner Applies for Liquor License to Convert to Sports Bar