Category: Openings / Closings

Postal service confirms move to temporary space in library

Photo from Wikimedia Commons The U.S. Postal Service has confirmed that the post office located in the Spring Center on 16th St. will move its operations to the Silver Spring Library at 900 Wayne Ave. The post office is the only business left in the center, which is shut down for construction of the Purple Line light rail. “The Postal Service is finalizing plans to move to a temporary location due to the Metropolitan Transit Authorities’ request to vacate our existing facility,” said a USPS spokesperson in an email to the Source. “We will temporary relocate at the library...

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Takoma Park trattoria plans expansion this spring

The trattoria moved into this space last spring. The location for expansion is visible in the far right. Photo courtesy Main Street Takoma. Trattoria da Lina, which opened last March at 7000 Carroll Ave., is expanding into space next door that was occupied by the now-closed Dolci Gelati, according to an announcement from Main Street Takoma. The restaurant will include the corner space and will feature a new entrance, a bar and cocktail seating. The trattoria, named after owner Marcello Minna’s mother, will being opening for lunch service, and will introduce new cocktails, an expanded wine list and a separate...

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Two restaurants coming to 8407 Ramsey on track to open in April

Rendering of Tacos,Tortas and Tequila, credit HapstakDemetriou+ The two new restaurants going into 8407 Ramsey Ave. have been granted a liquor license and are on track to open in April, according to owner Ivan Iricanin. Iricanin, CEO of Street Guys Hospitality and founder of Ambar Capitol Hill and Ambar Clarendon, plans to bring two concepts to the former location of 8407 Kitchen Bar: Tacos, Tortas and Tequila, which will be located on the ground level, and Buena Vida (“good life”) on the second floor. TTT, he said, “is authentic Mexican, where we going to produce authentic tacos and make our...

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What’s wrong with the Silver Spring economy? Probably nothing

Photo by Flickr user citron_smurf Recent announcements of business closings in Silver Spring have driven an increase in online chatter asking, “What’s wrong with the local economy?” The answer? Probably nothing. Consider what’s been happening in Bethesda, a similar urban area with offices, residences, chain stores and locally owned shops and restaurants. With the help of Google News and searching Bethesda Magazine/Bethesda Beat, since November there have been 10 business closings, or announcements of closings, including (not intended to be a comprehensive list): Safeway on Old Georgetown Road will close in March Spring Mill Bread Co. closing its flagship...

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Classics co-owner releases statement on closing

Photo from Wikimedia Commons Elliott Rattley, co-owner of The Classics restaurant in Silver Spring, released the following statement on the upcoming closing of the steakhouse. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elliott Rattley Phone: 301-588-7297 Email: [email protected] The Classics Restaurant Closing For Business The Classics Restaurant’s Last Day Of Business, February 27, 2018 SILVER SPRING MD, February 13, 2018 – The Classics Restaurant, Silver Spring MD, will close for business at the end of the day on February 27, 2018. Opened as “Ray’s The Classics” in August 2006 and continued in business as “The Classics Restaurant” from July 2013, dwindling market and support from...

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