Category: Business

New Restaurant/Bar to Feature Afro-Caribbean Cuisine

A native of Liberia plans to open a restaurant/bar featuring Afro-Caribbean cuisine at 8402 Georgia Ave., the former location of Lina’s Diner and Bar, which closed in November. Grace Nwaeze, doing business under the name of C&G Group LLC, will open The Republic Garden and has applied for a Class B Beer, Wine and Liquor license for sales on the premises, according to an application on file with the Board of License Commissioners. Nwaeze, who lives in the Norwood section of the county, is listed as the sole owner of C&G Group, LLC. According to the application, the planned...

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Up on the Roof: Why You Need a Home Inspection

I’ve been working with the nicest couple that is buying their first home. The home has some unique features, such a great room with lots of windows and a spiral staircase that goes to the second floor. They’d been searching for a while, but fell in love with this home, even seeing that it would need some love and attention. When you buy a home, you should include a home inspection contingency by a licensed contractor. Working with our home inspector, we discovered on the roof what looked to be some deteriorated wood and warped shingles. Two licensed roofing...

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Business Stories Dominate Source’s 2018 Most-Read Posts

Stories about local businesses have been the most widely read posts since the Source of the Spring launched in October 2016. Last year was no exception, as all 10 of 2018’s most-read articles were about Silver Spring businesses, though it wasn’t always good news. They are: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Plans Grand Opening This Weekend (May 18) Co-owners (and wife-husband team) Zeina Frayha and Terry Saad open HerbaFi. Classics Co-owner Releases Statement Closing (Feb. 15) Elliott Rattley issued a statement about the news of the steakhouse closing (see Number 4 below), which the Source posted verbatim. Hen Quarter Closes Silver...

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Jerry’s Subs and Pizza Opens on Colesville Road

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza has opened a new location at 8517 Colesville Rd. in downtown Silver Spring. The local chain was founded in Wheaton in 1954 and now has its corporate offices in Gaithersburg. Its outlets specialize in various types of cheesesteaks and pizzas, which it advertises as “authentic New York style.” Jerry’s menu also includes subs, salads, side dishes such as fries, fried mozzarella sticks, fried jalapenos, and other items for in-store, pickup or delivery (at participating locations). The company also offers catering and daily specials. There are currently 25 Jerry’s location in the region, including Frederick and...

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Downtown Silver Spring Office Complex Sold to Atlanta Group

The Station Square office complex in downtown Silver Spring was sold last week to Atlanta-based Bridge Office Fund Manager LLC, according to a company press release. The complex includes three buildings—1100 Wayne Ave., 1010 Wayne Ave. and 8484 Georgia Ave.—with a total of 510,200 square feet of Class A office space close to the Metro and the future Purple Line stations. Bridge Office plans to invest more that $12 million in renovations to the buildings, which were built between 1982 and 1987, the company said. Changes include revamping the courtyard and entrance to 1010 Wayne Ave. and a co-working...

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