Category: Openings / Closings

Sligo Pit BBQ Opens at Sligo Creek Golf Course

Sligo Pit BBQ has opened in the former snack bar at Sligo Creek Golf Course, serving barbeque daily to golfers and local residents alike. Josh Carin was hired about a year ago as director of hospitality for the Montgomery County Revenue Authority, which manages the Sligo Creek course along with eight other county golf courses through its MCG division. One of the first things he was asked to do was to tour the courses. “As soon as I saw this place, I thought to myself ‘This is a gold mine. This is a greasy-spoon dive, and it needs to...

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GW Immediate & Primary Care Clinic to Close this Weekend

The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates will close its GW Immediate & Primary Care location at 8484 Georgia Ave. effective April 20, according to a letter from its medical director. The clinic, formerly known as Metro Immediate & Primary Care (whose sign is still on the building), was acquired by GWMFA in April 2015. “The GW Medical Faculty Associates made the decision to close its Silver Spring Immediate and Primary Care location after a careful look at the market and the sustainability of the practice in that location (e.g. the exit of some major businesses like Discovery in the...

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Pennyworth Thrift Shop to Reopen in New Location This Weekend

The Pennyworth Thrift Shop will reopen this weekend (April 13 and 14) in a new location after a four-month hiatus, according to board member Lesley Rogers. The shop will be located at Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Rd., just off Georgia Avenue. For now, Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the shop will open Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except Easter Sunday, April 21), with weekday hours possible in the future. There is free parking in the lot behind Grace Church. The shop announced the closure of its location on Bonifant Street...

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Matchbox Officially Opens in Former Hen Quarter Space

Matchbox Silver Spring officially opened today (April 5) at 919 Ellsworth Dr. in the space formerly occupied by Hen Quarter. The menu features the company’s legacy wood-fired pizzas, mini-burgers and salads—“our historical fan favorites,” as Jim Drost, the company’s culinary director put it—alongside new additions. “I wanted to make sure those [favorites] were still available, but with the new items, I was trying to hit a couple of spots where I thought there was a space for us to get something into the menu that was a little bit different and unique, “ he continued. One example is the...

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Bowser, Residents, Target Officials Cut Ribbon on Shepherd Park Store

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) and local residents joined Target employees last night for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and soft opening of a new store at Georgia and Eastern avenues. The official opening for the outlet at 7828 Georgia Ave. N.W. is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 7 for what Target officials said is a small-format store geared to serve the local residents. “This store has a special mission,” said store director Steve Periconi. “We’re a neighborhood store. We’re your neighborhood Target.” The new outlet, which was announced last May, is about 31,000 square feet and carries...

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