Category: Business

Childcare Center Proposed for Veterinary Clinic Location

A Silver Spring veterinary clinic would be redeveloped into a childcare center under a proposal presented last night during a meeting of the East Silver Spring Civic Association. Ambassador Animal Hospital at 811 Sligo Ave., owned by Dr. Sailendra and Aruna Roy, would become a franchise of Kiddie Academy, an Abingdon, Md. company that provides educational childcare at about 200 locations around the country. The existing building will remain, said Grant Gary, president of brokerage services for The Woodmont Company, a Texas-based real estate services company serving as the project’s developer.  “We would actually be constructing the upper floor...

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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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Council Bans Smoking in Some Outdoor Seating Areas

The County Council has unanimously passed a bill to outlaw smoking in some outdoor seating areas where food is served. Bill 35-18, Health and Sanitation – Smoking- Outdoor Serving Areas, and a companion county Board of Health regulation, will prohibit smoking in areas such as patios, decks or porches in order to help protect people from the effects of smoking on health. Lead sponsor and current Council Vice President Sidney Katz originally introduced the bill in October, 2018, with Councilmembers Hans Riemer and Craig Rice and then-Councilmember Marc Elrich as cosponsors. “Prohibiting smoking in outdoor seating areas provides for...

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Takoma Junction Developer Buys Property for Mixed-Use Development

The company selected for the Takoma Junction development has purchased a Takoma property with the intent of creating a mixed-use development, according to an announcement from the Old Takoma Business Association. The Neighborhood Development Company bought 218 Cedar Street N.W., which currently includes a 7-11 convenience store. The property is next to the Takoma Metro Station. According to the announcement, NDC plans “to develop the site into a mixed-use community providing approximately 30+ condominiums as well as approximately 10,000+SQFT of retail space.” NDC will be working with Square 134 Architects on the project. After a period of sometimes-contentious negotiations,...

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