Category: Openings / Closings

Chess Center Moving Headquarters to Silver Spring

Photo from pxhere under Creative Commons CC0 The U.S. Chess Center is moving to new headquarters at 8560 Second Ave. in Silver Spring and is celebrating its grand opening with three free events tomorrow (Sept. 8). Grandmaster Jennifer Yu, 2014 World Girls Under-12 Champion, will play up to eight simultaneous games against all comers, adults or children, from 10 a.m. to noon outside the building. (The exhibition will be in the lobby if it’s raining.) From noon to 3 p.m., the center will hold a drop-in tournament for all kids grades K-12 who know chess rules. Participants can play...

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Discovery to Lay Off More Than 200 in Silver Spring Office

Photo of Discovery’s headquarters with the famous Chompy by Flickr user and ©, published under a Creative Commons license. Discovery Communications will lay off more than 200 workers in its downtown Silver Spring office, according to several reports citing a state workforce adjustment filing. First reported by the Washington Business Journal, the move will affect 212 workers, effective Oct. 1, as the company prepares to relocate its headquarters to New York City and sell the Silver Spring building. The sale was announced in January, and a July report in the Washington Business Journal, said locally based Foulger-Pratt Co. and...

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Catylator Closing Downtown Workshop

After 3 years in business, Catylator is closing its Downtown Silver Spring Workshop this Friday, August 24, according to an email obtained by the Source: The Catylator workshop will close August 24 and is selling equipment: Tables Workbenches Stools Chairs Bookcases Monitors Desktop computers Laptops Drill press 2HP Dust collector Whiteboards Books Moleskine journals Solar cells Raspberry Pi Sensehats Jewelry soldering kits Plus we have a 3D Printer to be raffled off: one free ticket for each person will be given out at the door. Swing by on Saturday September 1st 10am-2pm and take a look at what we...

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Astrolab Brewing Weeks Away From Opening

The fermenters are installed at Astrolab Brewing. The boiler room is in the back. Photo by Mike Diegel. Brewery fans are just weeks away from enjoying a fresh cold one at Astrolab Brewing, according to cofounder Emma Whelan. “We’re currently in the process of getting our boiler up and running and properly functioning, and we’re hoping that will be early next week when that’s finalized,” Whelan said. “Our aim is to brew at the end of next week,” she added. “We have a 15-barrel brew system,” including five 15-barrel fermenters in the back of the house. The back end...

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Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria in Montgomery Hills Closed

Image from Armand’s Facebook page Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria in Montgomery Hills has closed, according to a post on the company Facebook page. “The Newmyer family would like to THANK YOU for your support at this location for the last 29 years,” the post reads in part. The post refers customers to the Rockville location (a franchisee) on Halpine Road, and said catering is still available by calling Ron Newmyer at 202.439.8015. The company was founded in 1975 by Ron’s father Lew, pioneering Chicago deep-dish pizza in the Washington area, and had 14 locations at its peak. In an April...

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