Category: Silver Spring

El Sapo Reopens Today for Indoor Dining

El Sapo Cuban Social Club will reopen its indoor dining space beginning today (Tuesday, Sept. 22), according to an announcement from the restaurant’s management. Dining capacity will be limited to 50 percent to comply with the county’s pandemic restrictions and reservations are “highly recommended,” the announcement reads.

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Demolition of 8787 Georgia Avenue to Begin by End of Year

Demolition of 8787 Georgia Ave., the former home of the county’s Planning Department, is slated to begin by the end of the year in preparation for a 2021 groundbreaking of the redevelopment of the property. The county chose partners Bozzuto and StonebridgeCarras in 2013 for a two-part redevelopment effort, according to Devon Hastie, development manager for Bozzuto. The first part, construction of a new office building for the county in Wheaton, has been completed.

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Northwest Branch Floods, Closes Colesville Road

The Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River has flooded Colesville Road/Route 29, closing the roadway in both directions. A police officer told the Source photographer to come no closer, as the county’s fire and rescue workers on the scene fear the Burnt Mills Reservoir dam just upstream from the bridge may fail.

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Roeder Road Office Building Being Converted to Condos

A former office building at 700 Roeder Rd. in Silver Spring is being converted to 35 condos, according to information provided to the Source from Kadida Development Group, a partner in the project. Plans for Elan, as it will be known, include the creation of five studio-size units, 25 one-bedroom and five two-bedroom units. Pricing is expected to range from about $199,000 to the low $400s, KDG said.

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Student Immunizations Still Required for Virtual Schooling

Despite schools operating on a virtual basis, students are still required to meet the state’s immunization requirements, according to the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. “If students are not in compliance with immunization requirements, they can be excluded from school beginning Sept. 20,” the department said.

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Three Silver Spring Streets Added to Shared Streets Program

Three more Silver Spring streets have been designated as Shared Streets beginning today, Aug. 28 under the county Department of Transportation’s Temporary Neighborhood Greenways program. Shared Streets are intended to make designated roads friendlier to walkers, bicyclists and other non-vehicle users. The concept limits vehicular traffic to local traffic only, providing access to residents, service providers and deliveries as needed.

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  1. Daniel Whitten: The last of countless dinners with my family at Sergio’s over 37 years. An indelible part of my family’s history.

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  2. Michael S Chaykovsky: Silver Spring is truly a dark place tonight with the sad news of the closing of Sergio Ristorante Italiano. We have been loyal customers for over ten years, and will greatly miss the fantastic food; the great customer service; the gorgeous rustic Italian countryside mural painting on the wall; the beautiful classic arched entrance doors; and the warmth of Sergio's greeting as you entered his restaurant. Arrivederci and buona fortuna to you and your family, Sergio! We will always keep…

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