Category: Business

Glass Bill Would Tax New Home Construction After Demolition

Councilmember Evan Glass (D-At Large) has introduced the Housing Impact Fairness Tax (Bill 34-19) that would, under certain conditions, tax new home construction following the demolition of an existing single-family home. Co-sponsored by Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At Large), the bill would earmark the new revenue for school construction and affordable housing initiatives.

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Source Marks Third Anniversary with Launch of Membership Program

The Source of the Spring is marking its third anniversary with the launch of a membership program designed to help ensure its finances are stable and the site can continue to operate in the future. The Source launched on Oct. 26, 2016 with a party for friends and supporters on the rooftop of Kaldi’s Social House. Since then, the site has published more than 1,100 posts focused on local news and information.

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Ellsworth Drive to Close, Become a Linear Urban Park

The operators of Downtown Silver Spring will permanently close Ellsworth Drive to vehicular traffic, and lay down nontoxic artificial turf to create what’s described as a “linear urban park.” Bryant Foulger, chairman of Fougler-Pratt, one of the complex’s owners, presented plans for a $10 million renovation of the area to a generally receptive audience of about 60 people last night.

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Community Meeting Set to Present Plans for Downtown Silver Spring

Representatives of the owners of the Downtown Silver Spring development will hold a community meeting Monday Sept. 16 to present plans for the complex’s renovation. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Spring Civic Building.
A $10 million renovation of the area was announced in May by The Peterson Companies (which manages the development) and Foulger-Pratt that, together with Argo Investment Co., owns the complex.

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PLNT Burger Grand Opening Set for Tomorrow

PLNT Burger, a vegan fast-casual restaurant led by local celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, will hold the grand opening of its first location tomorrow, company officials announced. The outlet is inside the Whole Foods at 833 Wayne Ave. in downtown Silver Spring and features Beyond Burgers, a product of Beyond Meat that is a plant-based burger made without GMOs, soy, or gluten.

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“Red Grape” Wins Tomato Tasting Event

More than 250 people attended Washington Gardener Magazine’s 12th Annual Tomato Taste at the FreshFarm Silver Spring Market on Saturday, Aug. 24. Attendees tasted and voted on their favorite tomato variety. “Red Grape” took the top spot with twice as many votes as “Sun Gold” in second place.

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Hospital Closing Represents a “Once in a Lifetime” Opportunity, Mayor Says

While the city is not thrilled to see Washington Adventist Hospital close, it does represent a “once in a lifetime” opportunity, according to Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart. The hospital will close Sunday, Aug. 25. Adventist HealthCare will open an urgent care center in the former emergency department at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26.

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