Category: Openings / Closings

Medical marijuana dispensary to open on Fenton Street

Work is underway at the former Banner Glass location. Photo by Mike Diegel. Silver Spring could have at least one medical marijuana dispensary open before Thanksgiving. Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries plans to open Rise Silver Spring at 7900 Fenton St., the site of the former Banner Glass Inc., according to Jeff Goldman, one of the company’s founding partners and vice president of communications. “Everyone’s listening to what the growers are saying will be available, and they’re hoping for November product,” Goldman said. “We’re hopeful for early November inspections so we’ll be ready to operate.” Security will be a big...

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Local entrepreneurs plan brewery, beer garden in Silver Spring

Parallel World Brewing Co. will transform portions of this plaza into a beer garden. Photo by Mike Diegel. Two local entrepreneurs have signed a letter of intent to lease 10,000 square feet of space for a brewery in downtown Silver Spring at 8401 Colesville Rd. Christian Layke and Brett A. Robison plan to open Parallel World Brewing Co., which will include a taproom, production facilities and an outdoor beer garden on the plaza level of the building. Both men have been inspired by their experiences drinking in Europe and have adopted the taglines “Explore your World/Experience Gemütlichkeit” for their brewery....

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Community kitchen to give small entrepreneurs a boost

Nancia Sical, owner of Nancia’s Antojitos, roasting tomatoes and tomatillos and doing other prep for her chicken tamales. Photo by Mike Diegel.  The Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen will hold its grand opening this weekend, bringing a new production facility to local, small-scale food entrepreneurs. The venture grew out of the Crossroads Farmers Market, which was the reason the Crossroads Community Food Network was founded, said Executive Director Christie Balch. The group discovered that a number of customers wanted to start a food business of their own and sell at the market. “We had to say ‘no’ to everyone...

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Fenton Street Market returns to Silver Spring

Photo by Mike Diegel. The Fenton Street Market returned in a new location on Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring yesterday, eight years after its inception as a craft, cultural and community marketplace. Here is a gallery of photos from yesterday’s event. The next market will be held Oct. 8 from noon-6 p.m. (Note: Source of the Spring co-founder Mike Mowery is a partner in the Fenton Street Market.) All photos by Mike Diegel. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge. UP provided a free yoga session. We don’t think the pup got a tasting. Cooking with Gas played two sets...

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City Taste restaurant opening today

Photo by Mike Diegel. City Taste Asian Cuisine opens today at 930 Wayne Ave., on the ground floor of The Crescent condominiums, featuring up to 50 percent off sushi rolls. The restaurant is dine-in and carryout and offers sushi, sashimi, Chinese and Thai dishes. The extensive menu lists 70 sushi rolls alone. Other choices include teriyaki, hibachi and tempura selections, noodle dishes including pad Thai, Thai curry choices, many of the familiar Chinese dishes like General Tso’s chicken, Hunan and Szechuan entrees, and vegetarian options. Party trays are available as well. City Taste is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m....

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