Category: Openings / Closings

New Restaurant/Bar to Feature Afro-Caribbean Cuisine

A native of Liberia plans to open a restaurant/bar featuring Afro-Caribbean cuisine at 8402 Georgia Ave., the former location of Lina’s Diner and Bar, which closed in November. Grace Nwaeze, doing business under the name of C&G Group LLC, will open The Republic Garden and has applied for a Class B Beer, Wine and Liquor license for sales on the premises, according to an application on file with the Board of License Commissioners. Nwaeze, who lives in the Norwood section of the county, is listed as the sole owner of C&G Group, LLC. According to the application, the planned...

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Business Stories Dominate Source’s 2018 Most-Read Posts

Stories about local businesses have been the most widely read posts since the Source of the Spring launched in October 2016. Last year was no exception, as all 10 of 2018’s most-read articles were about Silver Spring businesses, though it wasn’t always good news. They are: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Plans Grand Opening This Weekend (May 18) Co-owners (and wife-husband team) Zeina Frayha and Terry Saad open HerbaFi. Classics Co-owner Releases Statement Closing (Feb. 15) Elliott Rattley issued a statement about the news of the steakhouse closing (see Number 4 below), which the Source posted verbatim. Hen Quarter Closes Silver...

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Jerry’s Subs and Pizza Opens on Colesville Road

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza has opened a new location at 8517 Colesville Rd. in downtown Silver Spring. The local chain was founded in Wheaton in 1954 and now has its corporate offices in Gaithersburg. Its outlets specialize in various types of cheesesteaks and pizzas, which it advertises as “authentic New York style.” Jerry’s menu also includes subs, salads, side dishes such as fries, fried mozzarella sticks, fried jalapenos, and other items for in-store, pickup or delivery (at participating locations). The company also offers catering and daily specials. There are currently 25 Jerry’s location in the region, including Frederick and...

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Scion, Nainai’s Closed; Unclear if Closings are Permanent

Scion Restaurant on East-West Highway and its sister outlet, Nainai’s Noodle & Dumpling Bar, have closed, according to a sign posted several days ago on Scion’s door. It’s not clear if the closings are temporary or permanent. Calls to each restaurant’s phone number are sent to a message that the numbers are “temporarily disconnected.” The original Scion, opened by sisters Joanne and Julie Liu in Dupont Circle in 2009, was closed down in August of last year. However, the owners posted a message to that effect on their website at the time. There is no such message on the...

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PJ’s Coffee Now Open in Silver Spring

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans is now open at its 8621 Georgia Ave. location in the ground floor of Core Apartments. The PJ’s menu includes a variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees, along with teas, smoothies, and breakfast sandwiches and pastries (but no beignets—sorry). The coffee shop is owned and operated by Deepak, Sunil and Sabina Shrestha, along with Shaq Qureshi, and is one of five planned area locations, as was announced in September. The company was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry, and acquired by Ballard Brands in...

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