Justice, the tween girls clothing store, will close in Rio (Gaithersburg) after being in that location for over a decade.
The Rio location (31 Grand Ave.) is MoCo’s only Justice, and it will close permanently on Saturday, January 26th.
Those of you that follow on Instagram likely saw the rumor of Robeks returning to MoCo last week.
We’ve been able to confirm that the fresh juice, smoothie, and açaí bowl franchise is coming to 1403 Research Row Blvd. Suite A7, where they’ll join Chick Fil A, One Life Fitness and the upcoming Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant.
Robek’s was founded in Los Angeles in 1996 and is projected to have over 100 locations this year.
Danish chain JOE & THE JUICE will open a new juice bar and coffee concept at Bethesda’s Wildwood Shopping Center this summer.
The 1,900 square-foot store will be located between Sanctuary Interior Design and Irresistibles. This follows on last week’s announcement that Bethesda Bagels, featuring handmade NY-style bagels, will open this summer.
The 1,800 square-foot store will be located near CVS and solidcore and will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday
We just received word that Corned Beef King may be returning to Olney!
The locally famous gas station deli left Olney in April of 2018 for a new location in Rockville.
We’re told they’re bringing a food truck next to their old location at the Exxon on Georgia Avenue.
Federal Realty announced today that Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown), the internationally renowned Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, is coming to Pike & Rose. Fogo de Chão will be located at 11600 Old Georgetown Rd, North Bethesda, MD, taking over the space vacated by a Nike pop-up store.
Fogo de Chão specializes in the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco – the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meats over open flame, all of which are carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, there are currently 52 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and the Middle East. This will be the 41st location in the United States.
At Pike & Rose, Fogo de Chão joins more than 50 tenants in approximately 350,000 square feet of thoughtfully merchandized retail space, a 177-key Canopy by Hilton boutique hotel, 765 luxury apartments, 99 condominiums and 80,000 square feet of best-in-class office space.
Fogo de Chão will open in the early summer.
MCPS is inviting any government employees affected by the government shutdown to apply for a job with the school system.
Jump start the process by creating an online profile: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/careers/
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)
Montgomery County Public Schools is holding an employment open house for furloughed federal employees and contractors on Jan. 15 and Jan. 18. Attendees can interview and apply for all open positions in the school system, including teacher, substitute teacher, maintenance staff, bus drivers, clerical staff and security staff. Attendees should bring their resume and federal identification. The employment open houses will take place as follows:
Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 45 W. Gude Dr., Rockville.
Friday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville.
In March we reported that the popular Mexican eatery, Villa Maya, was close to finalizing a deal to open a second location in Clarksburg Village (in the old Pazzo Pomodoro location).
A few months later we heard from Jorge Portalea’s Washington Metropolitan Business Brokers, who confirmed the new location.
We are now hearing that the restaurant is looking to open this week! I’m told the restaurant is hoping for a Wednesday, 1/16 opening date. Whether it happens or not is no guarantee, but either way...it’s close!
Lidl, a German global discount market chain, is coming to Montgomery Village!
According to the Montgomery Newsletter, the company has purchased the Professional Center property for almost $4 million.
It will be quite some time until any changes are made as Lidl has not submitted any plans to the county.
Lidl operates over 10,000 stores across Europe and the United States. This will be their first MoCo location.
Dunkin Donuts will be taking over the old Capital One bank location in the Cloppers Mill shopping center on Mateny Rd. in Germantown.
Construction has already begun and it’s expected to open this winter.
Pizza Hut, Burger King, and Subway have all closed in Damascus.
We’re hearing that an auto parts store will be taking over the Burger King location and that the Subway is expected to re-open in the Safeway shopping center in the coming months.