Category: Business

Long Branch, Bonifant businesses could get county funding

Purple Line construction continues along Arliss for planned tunnel. Photo by Mike Diegel. Businesses in a portion of Long Branch and along Bonifant Street could receive funding to help offset the effects of Purple Line construction under terms of an amendment to the FY2017-2022 Capital Improvement Program. The amendment was requested by the County Executive and approved last week by the County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee. The funding ($300,000) originally was intended to assist those businesses in the Long Branch “superblock,” bordered by Arliss Street, Flower Avenue, and Piney Branch Road, as part of the Long...

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Paisano’s Pizza plan may not come to fruition

Court notice at the location of a planned Paisano’s restaurant. Photo by David Lay. A plan to open a Paisano’s Pizza restaurant on Georgia Avenue may not come to fruition, after all. An entity referred to as “Silver Spring Pizza Inc.” at 8213 Georgia Ave. is being taken to court for failure to pay rent, according to a notice posted at the address. As previously reported, the northern Virginia-based chain planned to open an outlet at that location, formerly occupied by Radio Shack. The plaintiff, Western Associates, is claiming the defendant owes more than $71,000 in back rent dating...

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Curb Appeal of Homes Goes a Long Way

Guest post by Melinda Schnare, photo courtesy Schnare Silver Spring homes are so unique. It is inspiring to see how we who live here uniquely landscape, paint, build out and add on. More and more of our subdivisions are developing into communities enjoyable to live in with enormous charm and appeal. These types of neighborhoods are sought after. A house that has curb appeal and outside character adds value to a home. For those looking for homes to buy, it is a real draw. Here are a few pointers if you’re inclined to take on some projects this spring: Unless...

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Silver Branch Brewing Company Featured in Beer Podcast

Silver Branch Brewing Company is featured in the latest episode of Brew Daddies, a locally produced beer podcast. Silver Branch Brewing Company (formerly Parallel World Brewing Company) is featured in the latest episode of Brew Daddies, a locally produced podcast about beer and breweries. They recently signed a lease for 10,000 square feet of space in the Metro Plaza development at 8401 Colesville Road for a production brewery, taproom, and outdoor biergarten. According to the podcast episode description, they plan to open in the Fall of this year and have already been releasing collaborations with other breweries. You can...

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Kaldi’s Social House rooftop getting completely new enclosure

Kaldi’s Social House owner Tsega Hailemariam (right) talks with a workman near the new rooftop bar. Photo by Mike Diegel. The rooftop of Kaldi’s Social House will have a new look as the structure that enclosed the area is being completely replaced. “We had to stop different events because [the old enclosure] was leaking,” said owner Tsega Hailemariam. “Now we have to convert the whole roof and put a new enclosure so that we can do [events] all year round.” Once it’s completed, the rooftop will be open at 2 p.m. for happy hour until 7 p.m., and then remain open...

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