PJ’s Coffee plans to open outlet on Georgia Avenue

Photo by David Lay. PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans plans to open an outlet on the ground floor of Core apartments at 8621 Georgia Ave., its first in Maryland. The company was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan and uses only 100 percent Arabica beans sourced from fourteen countries, according its website. Its outlets offer a wide variety of coffee and tea drinks, including cold-brewed coffee, “a process pioneered by our founder,” the site says. Customers can also order smoothies, hot or frozen chocolate drinks, lemonade and granitas, as well as breakfast items. PJ’s, which has 90 outlets primarily...

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#SourceSaturday: Recommend Your Favorite Local Businesses

It’s #SourceSaturday, which is our weekly reminder to shop our local businesses here in the area. We’ve featured numerous local businesses in the past year: Silver Strings (upcoming), Velatis Caramels, Skincando, Koiner Farm, and Bonjour Waffles are just a few examples. What are your favorite local businesses? What is your favorite place that we should feature next? Let us know in the comments....

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UPDATED: Third dockless bikeshare company coming next week

Photo by Mike Mowery A third dockless bikeshare company is scheduled to begin operating in a demonstration area beginning Dec. 7, according to a press release. Spin, founded in San Francisco in 2016, will join Limebike and Ofo to offer riders the chance to pick one of 100 Spin-branded bikes, ride it to a destination and park it on public space for the next user. The county has also designated specific areas to park shared bikes on Ellsworth Street next to Veterans Plaza and on Ripley Street behind the Silver Spring Transit Center. Dockless bikeshare companies do not rely...

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Holiday Wellness Benefit for Shepherd’s Table tomorrow night

Graphic courtesy UP—Healing, Wellness, Adventure UP—Healing, Wellness, Adventure and Silver Spring Cares have teamed up for a Holiday Wellness Benefit for Shepherd’s Table tomorrow night, Dec. 1. “When you look out the window [of UP’s studio], I look at the need every single day with the homeless lining up to get meals every single day, three times a day,” said Dave Giacomin, co-owner of UP. “It’s hard for me to sit there and not want to do anything about that as a human being that walks this Earth that has a soul.” During conversations with staff from Shepherd’s Table,...

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ALDI opens its new grocery store on Georgia Avenue

Customers waiting for the new store to open. Photo by Mike Diegel. Customers began lining up well before dawn to be among the first to enter the new ALDI grocery at 9440 Georgia Ave. during its grand opening this morning. Following a ribbon cutting, the doors were opened for business. The first 100 customers received ALDI gift cards in various amounts. Employees also gave out eco-friendly shopping bags, and customers could register for a drawing to win free produce for a year. The new store, opened in a former Staples location, has hired 35 people, said Alex King, director...

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Roadhouse Oldies closing after more than 40 years

Photo by Mike Mowery. After more than 40 years in downtown Silver Spring, Roadhouse Oldies will turn off the tunes for good after the Christmas season. The store, located at 914 Silver Spring Ave., is a victim of time and a changing industry, according to owner Alan Lee. “We’ve been in downtown Silver Spring 43 years, 43 good years,” Lee said, “but as you can probably imagine, not only has the retail business changed, but the music business has certainly changed. “We pretty much have always catered to the baby boomer generation and they’re getting older,” he continued. “Most...

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Upcoming Events Nov. 29-Dec. 6

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, November 30 Truth, Trust, Transformation (T3) Network Night, Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Public Forum On Proposed Route New Bus Service Expansions (Effective: January 2018) East County Regional Service Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd., 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 1 Holiday Wellness Benefit for Shepherd’s Table, UP Healing, Wellness and Adventure, 8083 Georgia Ave., 2nd Floor, $15 donation online, $20 at the door, 6-9 p.m. Karen Collins and the Backroads Band, Takoma Park VFW, 6420 Orchard Ave., $10, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, December 2 Silver Spring Craft Market,...

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Registration begins for 4th Annual Leo’s Run

Graphic courtesy Leo’s Run Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Leo’s Run, which will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Registration deadlines are: Early Registration, $20, Nov. 28-Dec. 19 Open Registration, $25, Dec. 20-Jan. 30  Late Registration, $30, Jan. 31-Feb. 3 Leo’s Run is a 5K run/walk in memory of Leo Michael Mowery, son of Source of the Spring co-founder Mike Mowery and Carolyn Joyce (CJ), who was stillborn on Feb. 2, 2014, which was a Super Bowl Sunday. For that reason, the run in his honor is held each year on Super Bowl Sunday....

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Ribbon cutting, tours held at Silver Spring’s first medical marijuana dispensary

Eugene Monroe (center) addresses attendees in front of RISE. To his left is Andy Grossman, also a GTI director, shown with other staff members. (Photo by Mike Diegel) Silver Spring’s first medical marijuana dispensary held a ribbon cutting and gave facility tours to local residents today as it prepares to open for business. RISE Silver Spring, a subsidiary of Green Thumb Industries, LLC, hopes to be able to start dispensing products to registered patients in the next week or two, depending on when area growers can deliver approved cannabis, according to RISE officials. One of those officials is Eugene Monroe,...

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Café and coffee shop coming to The Bonifant

Architect’s rendering of Lewi Café interior courtesy Sebil Alemu. Work is underway on a new café and coffee shop at 911 Bonifant St. on the ground floor of The Bonifant senior apartments. “At this moment we are in the construction phase hoping to open the cafe for the upcoming new year,” said Sebil Alemu in an email to the Source. Alemu is one of the principals behind Lewi Café and pointed out that the company currently operates Snow Café in Ellicott City. That shop features hot and cold coffee drinks, bubble teas, smoothies, traditional and specialty sandwiches, paninis, salads...

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