Category: Business

Best of Fenton Village awards presented last night

County Executive Isiah Leggett presented awards to Best of Fenton Village winners. Photo by Mike Diegel. The winners of the fifth annual Best of Fenton Village were recognized last night in a ceremony hosted by The Nora School. “This is the neighborhood that’s been here long before we started the revitalization of Silver Spring,” County Executive Isiah Leggett reminded attendees in brief remarks prior to the presentations, lauding the opportunity to recognize success of “these thriving businesses.” Prior to Leggett’s arrival, Silver Spring Regional Center Director Reemberto Rodriguez addressed the businesses’ concerns over the effect of losing about half the...

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Adega Wine Cellars closed

Photo by Mike Diegel Adega Wine Cellars and Café in downtown Silver Spring has closed “indefinitely,” according to a sign posted on the door Feb. 19. The sign refers to “unforeseen circumstances.” We have emailed the owner, asking for comment, and will provide updated information if and when we get it. Photo by Mike...

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New restaurant hiring in Downtown Silver Spring

These fliers appeared recently in the former AG Kitchen space. Photo by Mike Diegel. A new restaurant taking the place of the shuttered AG Kitchen has begun hiring, according to fliers taped to the windows. AG Kitchen closed last year after a short run in Silver Spring. At the time, parent company The Restaurant Group said it would open a new concept in that space in 2017. The windows of the space are covered over and the fliers give no indication what type of restaurant will be opening there. However, The Restaurant Group’s home page offers a clue. Among...

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Vote for your favorites in Best of Fenton Village

Graphic courtesy Best of Fenton Village. Voting for the Best of Fenton Village 2016 is underway now through the end of the year. Residents can register and vote for their favorite restaurants, bars, hair salon, specialty shops, auto repair shops, music/art stores and more. Votes will be tabulated by January 31 and will be posted on the Best of Fenton Village site. Fenton Village is the area bounded generally by Wayne Avenue to the north, Georgia Avenue to the west, Fenton Street to the East, and Philadelphia Avenue to the south. Last year, County Executive Ike Leggett presented awards...

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Despite Uncertainties, Local Housing Market Holding Up

Illustration from Public Domain Pictures. Guest post by Dan Metcalf Silver Spring’s housing market saw reduced inventory and higher median sales prices year-over-year, all while seeing modestly increased median sales prices and sales prices relative to list prices in 2016, according to data supplied by MRIS, the local multiple listing service. While some homebuyers made moves in anticipation of the presidential election, for many sales agents, the feeling was that the uncertainty associated with the election slowed their fourth quarter activity. A focus for many buyers, in the context of affordable mortgage money and, for many first-time homebuyers utilizing...

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