Upcoming Events, Dec. 20–27

Upcoming Events

This weekend, leading into the holidays, features parties and live music including songs of the season and a community sing (both on Saturday) in Takoma Park, along with bands at the Takoma Park VFW and Silver Strings, a new restaurant/bar in downtown Silver Spring. And next Friday is the D.C. Blues Society’s monthly happy hour at the American Legion.

Major Downtown Tenant Will Remain in Silver Spring

One of Silver Spring’s major downtown office tenants will remain in its Georgia Avenue location despite being purchased earlier this year. Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. has renewed and extended its long-term lease at Washington Property Company’s Silver Spring Plaza building, according to an announcement by WPC.

Group Opens Store Devoted to Sustainable Shopping

A group of local residents has opened Fullfillery, a store in Takoma Park catering to those who are interested in the concept of sustainable shopping. “We each had an idea that we wanted bulk sustainable shopping available,” said Lauren Chitwood Schauf, a Woodside Forest resident who manages the store. “It’s popping up in England, it’s popping up in New York, it’s popping up in California, but it was very conspicuously absent from D.C.”

Mandalay Plans Move to Georgia Avenue in D.C.

Mandalay Restaurant and Café will move from its Bonifant Street location to Georgia Avenue in Washington, D.C., according to an announcement on the outlet’s Facebook page. The family-owned restaurant specializes in Burmese cuisine and has operated in Silver Spring since 2005 after moving from College Park.

Upcoming Events, Dec. 13–20

Upcoming Events

Once again, this weekend is full of holiday-related events—crafts and gift markets, art sales, musical events and more, including the annual Takoma Cocoa Crawl. Highlights include six local bands playing Saturday night at the American Legion hall, while the Takoma VFW will host a bluegrass jam on Monday and a night of the blues on Tuesday.

Fuddruckers Closing; The Eleanor Plans January Opening

Fuddruckers’ last day of operation in Silver Spring will be Sunday, the Source has learned. Laurie Yankowski, regional marketing director for The Peterson Cos., which co-owns the Downtown Silver Spring development, confirmed the burger-centric restaurant was planning to close.