Category: Business

Paisano’s Pizza on Georgia Avenue Has Closed

Multiple tipsters are reporting that Paisano’s Pizza at 8213 Georgia Ave. has closed, apparently for good. The Virginia-based chain of about 40 restaurants opened the Silver Spring outlet in May 2018. However, the operators of the local location had run into financial trouble even before opening, being sued for nonpayment of rent totaling about $71,000. Another eviction notice was reported to the Source a few months ago. In addition to its pizzas and subs, the chain is known for its “Whatchu Want?” television commercial with Ryan Kerrigan of the Washington Redskins, former Redskins Brian Mitchell and Ken Harvey, Tom Wilson...

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“Fine-Casual” Mexican Restaurant Opens in Takoma Park

Cielo Rojo, a “fine-casual” restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine, has opened at 7056 Carroll Ave. Carolina McCandless, a Takoma Park native (her parents own Amano), is director of operations while her husband, David Perez, is the chef. The two met in 2012 at Gracias Madre, an organic vegan Mexican restaurant in San Francisco. The menu at Cielo Rojo, which is still under development according to its website, focuses on traditional Mexican cuisine such as tacos, enchiladas, pozole, gorditas, carnitas, salsas, and moles made in-house, with tortillas hand-made on the site using heirloom corn from Oaxaca, Mexico. When the couple announced...

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Resource Fair Set Tomorrow for Those Affected by Shutdown

Furloughed government workers, contractors and others affected by the government shutdown can learn about assistance available to them during a resource fair tomorrow (Jan. 26). Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At Large) convened and will co-sponsor the fair, along with Our Voices Matter. The event will be hosted by Reid Temple AME Church at 12101 Tech Rd. from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. “County government, our nonprofit providers, utility providers and local businesses have stepped up to help residents affected by the government shutdown obtain the vital services they need,” said Jawando in a press release. “Leadership in Washington has become disconnected from...

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New Bakery Will Hold Grand Opening Celebrations

Nothing Bundt Cakes, a new bakery in the Seminary Place Shopping Center, will hold its grand opening celebrations beginning Jan. 23 and culminating in a family event on Saturday, Jan. 26. Tomorrow at 4 p.m., representatives of the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce will join owner Katheryn Hoerster for a ribbon cutting. As part of the celebration, the bakery will donate 20 percent of its sales on Friday, Jan. 25 to Community Bridges. The Silver Spring nonprofit “empowers girls from diverse backgrounds to become exceptional students, positive leaders, and healthy young women,” according to its website. Finally, beginning...

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Zoning Change Would Allow More Flexibility for Accessory Dwelling Units

Property owners in the county would have greater flexibility to add accessory dwelling units under a proposal introduced last week by Councilmember Hans Riemer (D-At Large). Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 19-01 – Accessory Residential Units – Accessory Apartments, is intended to remove current barriers preventing homeowners from building these units. An ADU is a separate dwelling unit that is on the same lot as a single dwelling unit with its own entrance, full kitchen, and bathroom. The ADU tenant does not have access to the rest of the home. Examples cited in a fact sheet distributed by Riemer’s office...

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