Quarry House Tavern Owners to Open Bar Charley Spinoff in Gaithersburg

Quarry House Tavern owner Jackie Greenbaum — along with her partners Gordon Banks and chef Adam Harvey — will open a spinoff of their Bar Charley concept in Gaithersburg, according to reports.

The MoCo Show reported last week that the steakhouse and bar would open in the former location of Tara Thai in Gaithersburg’s Rio Lakefront Mall. Eater confirmed with Greenbaum that they are targeting an opening around October of this year. “The full-on suburbs — which Gaithersburg is — is really craving something like Bar Charley,” Greenbaum said to Eater.

Greenbaum and her partners opened Bar Charley in D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood in 2013. They closed popular downtown Silver Spring dining destination Jackie’s and adjacent Sidebar in 2016, citing the opening of Little Coco’s in Petworth as the main reason for the closure. In a 2016 interview with Bethesda Beat, Greenbaum said that the decision to shut down Jackie’s came as Little Coco’s operations grew, she realized the time and staff commitment to the new restaurant would be greater than first expected.

Greenbaum also cited difficulties operating in Montgomery County — namely the county’s Alcohol Beverage Services department — as a reason for the closure of Jackie’s and Sidebar in Silver Spring. “It’s a pain in the butt to operate in Montgomery County,” Greenbaum said to Bethesda Beat in 2016. “My Silver Spring customers will hate me for saying that.”

In addition to Quarry House Tavern, Little Coco’s, and Bar Charley, Greenbaum and her partners also operate El Chucho in Columbia Heights.

Photo: Bar Charley/Facebook

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