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Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria in Montgomery Hills Closed

Image from Armand’s Facebook page Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria in Montgomery Hills has closed, according to a post on the company Facebook page. “The Newmyer family would like to THANK YOU for your support at this location for the last 29 years,” the post reads in part. The post refers customers to the Rockville location (a franchisee) on Halpine Road, and said catering is still available by calling Ron Newmyer at 202.439.8015. The company was founded in 1975 by Ron’s father Lew, pioneering Chicago deep-dish pizza in the Washington area, and had 14 locations at its peak. In an April...

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County Council Campaign Sign Challenge: Elite 8

Photo from We’re now down to just eight contestants left in the Source’s County Council campaign sign challenge. Today’s poll will determine who makes Monday’s Final Four signs, just before Election Day. With the competition stiffening, we thought we’d remind you of what our design consultant, Eric Robbins, said in his initial review of these eight contestants: Brandy Brooks—Good concept but difficult to read the first name, and border of county lines interferes with last name. Evan Glass—Good name typography. Simple and direct with non-traditional color scheme. Will Jawando—Good, classic high-contrast color scheme with blue and orange (War...

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Join the Candidate Sign Tournament and Pick the Best

Photo from You’ve studied the at-large County Council candidates to make your choices for the best. But what about their signs? Who has the best, most effective art and message? We asked the candidates for examples of their campaign signs and collected 22. We’ve randomly seeded them in the poll below for the Tournament of Signs; some candidates were matched against those for whom we were unable to collect a sample. The Round of 32 is today. Tomorrow, look for our Sweet 16, the Elite 8 will post on Saturday, and Sunday we’ll have our Final four before...

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A Candidate Forum for Policy Lovers Last Night in Silver Spring

Robert McCartney of The Washington Post moderated last night’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate forum. Photo courtesy David Asche Photography. For anyone who loves policy, last night’s Democratic gubernatorial forum in Silver Spring was a complete wonkfest. However, any undecided resident looking for significant differences between the seven candidates would have to search hard. The seven who appeared at the forum are: Rushern Baker, current county executive of Prince George’s County, Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP and currently an investor with Kapor Capital, Kevin Kamenetz, county executive of Baltimore County, State Sen. Richard Madaleno (D-District 18), Alec...

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Paisano’s Pizza plan may not come to fruition

Court notice at the location of a planned Paisano’s restaurant. Photo by David Lay. A plan to open a Paisano’s Pizza restaurant on Georgia Avenue may not come to fruition, after all. An entity referred to as “Silver Spring Pizza Inc.” at 8213 Georgia Ave. is being taken to court for failure to pay rent, according to a notice posted at the address. As previously reported, the northern Virginia-based chain planned to open an outlet at that location, formerly occupied by Radio Shack. The plaintiff, Western Associates, is claiming the defendant owes more than $71,000 in back rent dating...

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