Category: Business

Mattress store coming to downtown Silver Spring

Construction began last week on the former location of American Apparel in Silver Spring. Photo by Mike Mowery. A building permit has been issued to Mattress Firm to remodel the space on the corner of Colesville Road and Fenton Street formerly occupied by American Apparel. Construction began last week on the store, which will offer a variety of mattresses, adjustable beds, massage chairs, bedroom furniture and accessories such as pillows and bedding. The company was founded in Houston, Texas in 1986 and now has more than 3,500 stores and franchisees around the country. It reported more than $3.5 billion...

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Trattoria planned for Takoma Park

A new trattoria is planned for this address in Takoma Park. Photo courtesy Main Street Takoma. One of the partners in Takoma Park’s Dolci Gelati Café is planning to open an Italian restaurant on the same block, according to a press release from Main Street Takoma. Marcello Minna, who has 20 years of experience in the restaurant business, will open Trattoria da Lina at 7000 Carroll Ave. in a former office space early next year. “I’m still working on [the menu],” Minna said. “Mainly, it’s going to be pasta, probably 50 percent of the menu.” “The chef is Italian...

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Dave & Buster’s to bring about 250 jobs to Silver Spring

A sports bar is one of the central features in Dave & Buster’s. Photo by Mike Diegel. Dave & Buster’s will open its 40,000-square-foot entertainment and amusement venue on Nov. 21, bringing about 250 jobs to the area, according to Andy Smith, general manager of the Ellsworth Place location in downtown Silver Spring. The venue is the third location in Maryland and brings the company back to Montgomery County a little more than three years after its White Flint location was closed. Without getting into specific numbers for projected sales volume, Smith said the tax revenue generated from the...

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Kung Fu Tea, other new stores open in Ellsworth Place

Kung Fu Tea is now open in Ellsworth Place. Photo by Mike Diegel. Kung Fu Tea is celebrating its grand opening in Ellsworth Place with drink specials all this weekend. The shop is located just inside the entrance to the mall on the corner of Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive. It can be entered directly from Fenton Street as well. This is the fourth area location for the New York-based company, which specializes in bubble tea and other tea-based drinks. There are stores in Annandale, Rockville and College Park as well. Bubble tea is a tea-based drink developed in...

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