Category: Openings / Closings

Discovery Ghosts Loom Over Downtown Silver Spring

The ghost of founder John Hendricks appears to loom over Wayne Avenue outside Discovery headquarters. The picture, which actually is a Hendricks cutout, was taken by Stephanie Powers about 6 p.m. Friday, the day she said was the last for most employees. The model dinosaur and other lobby displays were also taken out last week. Look for more information on the plans for this building by the new owners, coming...

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Hibachi-Style Restaurant Coming to Hillandale Center

A hibachi-style quick-serve restaurant has signed a lease to open an outlet in the Hillandale Shopping Center, according to an announcement by the company’s leasing representative. Quickway Japanese Hibachi will join several other restaurants in the center, which is on New Hampshire Avenue just north of the Beltway, The 2,000-square-foot restaurant will feature the teppanyaki style of open-grill cooking to order. The hibachi menu includes tofu, chicken, beef, shrimp and salmon served with mixed vegetables, rice or noodles. The menu also includes bento boxes (with a make-your-own option), specialty and sushi rolls, and soft drinks. The typical hours of...

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New Takoma Park Market/Bar/Café Aims for March 18 Opening

UPDATE: We have been told that the opening is now planned for March 25. A new market, bar and café planned for Takoma Park is “shooting for” a March 18 opening, according to co-owner Jocelyne DeHaas. The Girl & The Vine (a crowd-sourced name from friends, based on the photo at the top) will open at 7071 Carroll Ave., the former location of Capital City Cheesecake. DeHaas and co-owner David Fritzler live in Takoma Park with their two children (daughter Grace is the girl in the photo) and have teamed up with a third owner, Rob Theriot, to open this...

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Third Brewery’s Grand Opening Set for Sunday, March 3

Silver Spring’s third downtown brewery will hold its grand opening at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3, according to cofounders Brett Robison and Christian Layke. Silver Branch Brewing Co. has invited Councilmembers Tom Hucker (D-District 5) and Hans Reimer (D-At Large) to join to the opening festivities, along with others who have helped with the project. “Once we’re officially open,” said Robison, the general manager, “we will be going from 4 [p.m.] to 12 [a.m.] Monday through Thursday, and then 4 to 1 [a.m.] on Friday, 10 [a.m.] to 1 [a.m.] Saturday, and 10 [a.m.] to 8 [p.m.] on Sunday.”...

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Matchbox Opens Hiring Center for Silver Spring Restaurant

Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro has opened a hiring center for its new outlet on Ellsworth Drive in Downtown Silver Spring. The center is located in a storefront between Panera Bread and Red Lobster at 8537 Georgia Ave. and is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Potential applicants may apply in person or online. For the Silver Spring location, the company is seeking a host, a bartender, servers and support staff, along with pizza, prep and line cooks. The restaurant will replace Hen Quarter, which closed in October 2018; Matchbox is owned by Thomson Hospitality, which also owns Hen Quarter, American...

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