Category: Business

Silver Spring’s newest restaurant officially opens next week

Juancarlo Parkhurst, owner of Lina’s Diner and Bar, with some of his crew members in the restaurant’s kitchen. Photo by Mike Diegel. Silver Spring’s newest restaurant, Lina’s Diner and Bar, will officially open Tuesday, May 30. “We opened up last Thursday, so this entire run, Thursday through Saturday is what we consider our soft open,” said Juancarlo Parkhurst. “We’ll be closed for the Monday holiday and then we’ll start Tuesday with lunch, dinner as well as happy hour.” Parkhurst started cooking in college about 20 years ago to pay the bills, he said. He also cooked during a brief...

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Memorial Day schedules announced

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Memorial Day schedules for the county and several local businesses have been announced. All county offices and libraries, along with Montgomery County schools and administrative offices, will be closed in recognition of the holiday, which honors those who died while serving in the armed forces. The Recreation Department’s administrative offices, senior centers and community recreation centers also will be closed. The county’s liquor stores will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ride On will operate on a Sunday schedule, though the TRiPS commuter store in Silver Spring will be closed, and parking...

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Purple Line partners say work continues despite court setback

While the court continued to keep the project on hold, work continues on the Purple Line. Graphic from Maryland Transit Authority. Despite a setback in a federal district court, the Purple Line Transit Partners held an open house at Montgomery Blair High School last night to introduce the partnership to the public. The partnership is three companies, Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC (Meridiam), Fluor Enterprises Inc. (Fluor) and Star America Purple Line, LLC (Star America), who will provide the equity investment for the Purple Line. “It’s time for us to meet the community,” said Robert Chappell, CEO for PLTP,...

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United Therapeutics Construction Update

The construction site of United Therapeutics’ Unisphere, bringing over 120,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of retail space to Downtown Silver Spring. (David Lay/Source of the Spring) Construction is in full swing at the site of United Therapeutics’ Unisphere, a massive project bringing over 120,000 square feet of new office space and 10,000 square feet of retail space to Colesville Road at Spring Street in Downtown Silver Spring. The project will also add around 100 more workers, helping the company retain its spot as one of the area’s top employers. According to the project website, the following...

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Pollo Campero Now Hiring

Pollo Campero is Now Hiring for its new location on Colesville Road, next to The Fillmore. Photo by David Lay. As we previously reported, Pollo Campero is building out a location at 8666 Colesville Road, in the former Da Marco Grappa Bar next to The Fillmore: The chain specializes in chicken that’s either hand-breaded and fried or grilled Peruvian style. Juan José Gutierrez, who’s still involved in the family-owned business, opened the company’s first store in Guatemala in 1971. The initial U.S. store opened in Los Angeles in 2002. There are now more than 67 Pollo Campero outlets in...

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