Category: Business

Council Passes Bill to Require Air Conditioning in Rental Units

All rental units in the county will be required to provide air conditioning under the terms of a bill passed unanimously yesterday by the County Council. The bill will require that individual air conditioning units, or a central air conditioning system, be maintained in good working condition to provide an inside temperature of 80 degrees or less from June 1 through Sept. 30.

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Strosniders Silver Spring Store Sold to Local Hardware Group

Strosniders Hardware’s Silver Spring store has been sold to A Few Cool Hardware Stores, according to an announcement circulated to customers by the company. AFCHS is another locally based member of the Ace Hardware cooperative that operates a dozen other hardware stores in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area, including the Old Takoma Ace Hardware at 7001 Carroll Ave.

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The Eleanor to Open Silver Spring Location on Monday

The Eleanor, a bowling lounge, bar and grille, will open its second location at 931 Ellsworth Dr. on Monday, Feb. 24, company officials said at a preview event last night. Adam Stein, the managing partner and face of the ownership team, said he first got the idea for “a bowling alley that had elevated food and beverage offerings” when he was a student at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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Club Pilates to Open Silver Spring Studio

Club Pilates, a national boutique fitness studio, will open a Silver Spring location at 956 Thayer Ave. on the ground floor of the Thayer & Spring Apartments. The company is offering 20 percent off the cost of membership “forever” for the first 50 people who enroll. Potential clients also can sign up to reserve a free class.

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Post Office Move Now Set for Presidents Day Weekend

The Silver Spring Post Office’s move to a permanent location, postponed in January, is now scheduled to take place on Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 15–17. The post office has been in a temporary location on the first floor of the Silver Spring Library at 900 Wayne Ave. The new location will be 940 Thayer Ave., Suite 100 on the ground floor of Thayer & Spring Apartments.

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