Category: Openings / Closings

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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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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Studio offering yoga, wellness, adventure to open Saturday

UP in DC co-owner Dave Giacomin behind the studio’s front desk, which he built with reclaimed barn siding. Photo by Mike Diegel. UP in DC, a yoga/wellness/adventure studio, will open Saturday in the second level of 8083 Georgia Ave., above the former Jackie’s Restaurant. Husband-and-wife owners Dave Giacomin and Erin McNamara, who live in the Seven Oaks/Evanswood neighborhood, will offer a variety of classes, programs and products geared to helping people change their lives for the better. The concept grew as a result of a conversation Giacomin, an avid mountaineer and chairman of the local chapter of the American...

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