According to a tweet by Batallion Chief, Steve Mann, another vehicle has driven into a retail store.
This time it occurred at Richey & Co. Shoes on the 1600 block of Rockville Pike.
Zoiks! Dustin Diamond (Most popular for his role as Screech in Saved By The Bell) is coming to MoCo to perform his stand-up comedy act at La Mexicana in Gaithersburg.
Diamond has made headlines in recent years when he was convicted of two misdemeanors in 2015 (carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct) after a bar altercation in Wisconsin. He also made some pretty wild accusations about his former Saved by the Bell co-stars, but has apologized since.
He has been touring the country with his stand-up act for a few years now and has received some decent reviews, however, I’m told the show definitely has an adult theme that is very different from the Screech character he portrayed on television.
Get your tickets here: https://www.eventnation.co/event/Dustin-diamond
The Chevy Chase trailside shop has moved to 11610 Rockville Pike - conveniently located at the beginning of the Bethesda Trolley Trail in Rockville.
Construction on the Purple Line has closed the Georgetown Branch of the Capitol Crescent Trail for the next 5 years. City Bikes has had the privilege to serve the Chevy Chase community for the last 15 years, and they plan on returning to Chevy Chase Lakes area once the trail is rebuilt.
In the meantime, you can visit their nearby Rockville or Tenleytown locations. The Tenleytown shop is at 4810 Wisconsin Ave N.W.
H&R Retail represented the LL in this transaction.
Why is it called Germantown?
German immigrants (and immigrants from other countries) set up shop in the agricultural village when a road was created to connect Neelsville and Darnestown in the 1840s.
According to the Germantown Historical Society, the crossroads of Clopper Rd. and Rt. 118 (where the German immigrants had their stores) became known as “German Town” because of the heavy accents of the people in the area.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was born in Massachusetts in 1921. She was the younger sister of President John F. Kennedy and older sister of Senators Robert F. and Ted Kennedy.
She married Sagent Shriver in 1953. Sargent Shriver played an important role in the creation of the Peace Corps. He is also the founder of the Head Start program and Job Corps before becoming the Democratic Party’s nominee for Vice President in 1972.
In 1962, Eunice Shriver created a camp at her Potomac home for children with intellectual disabilities. She was inspired by her sister, Rosemary Kennedy, who was born with intellectual disabilities. Rosemary eventually underwent a frontal lobotomy that caused brain damage, leaving her permanently incapacitated.
At first, Camp Shriver was a day camp. The camp allowed children with intellectual disabilities to participate in athletic events. This led to Shriver promoting the concept of involvement in physical activity and other opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities as Camp Shriver evolved into the Special Olympics in 1968.
As she was working with Camp Shriver and The Special Olympics, she was also founder of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH and played an import role in what eventually become the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In 1984 she was awarded the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, due to her work on behalf of those with intellectual disabilities. In 1995, her portrait was placed on a commemorative silver dollar honoring the Special Olympics.
The Shrivers sold their Potomac home in 2008 after living there for over two decades. Eunice Shriver passed away on August 11, 2009, at the age of 88. Sargent Shriver passed away a year and a half later on January 18th, 2011 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
They had five children:
• Robert Sargent Shriver III (1954)
• Maria Owings Shriver (1956), married Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1986 and graduated from Stone Ridge in Bethesda.
• Timothy Perry Shriver (1959), resides in Chevy Chase.
• Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964), graduated from Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda.
• Anthony Paul Kennedy Shriver (1965), graduated from Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center in North Bethesda is name in honor of the couple and a MCPS elementary school in Silver Spring was named in honor of Sargent Shriver.
WalletHub, a D.C. based personal finance website that has branched into producing research reports and surveys on topics with varying degrees of relevance to personal finance, has come out with their 2018 ‘Most and Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in America’ list.
Each area was examined based on ethnicity, race, language, and birthplace. Though Jersey City, NJ, came in first, four MoCo areas were included in the top 10.
Gaithersburg came in 2nd, Germantown came in 3rd, Silver Spring came in 4th, and Rockville was 9th.
Read the whole WalletHub report here: wallethub.com/edu/cities-with-the-most-and-least-ethno-racial-and-linguistic-diversity/10264/
Kung Fu Tea will be opening their fifth MoCo location when their new store in Germantown opens at the Fox Chapel Center.
It will be located next to Dino’s Barber Shop.
Kung Fu Tea currently has locations in Bethesda (Montgomery Mall), Pike & Rose, Rockville, and Clarksburg (Premium Outlets), and over 150 nationwide.
Gong Cha will open their first MoCo location this Saturday, March 31st. It will be the first of three area locations, with D.C. and College Park locations expected later this year.
Gong Cha will be located at 1800 Rockville Pike, below the Galvan apartments, in the same shopping center as Safeway, Smashburger, and Urban Hot Pot.
A second Rockville location is expected to open in The Spot, an Asian food hall similar to Annandale’s The Block, that’s coming soon near Rockville Town Square.
Gong Cha is one of the most successful bubble tea chains in the world, and has over 1,500 locations worldwide. They’ll be competing locally with Kung Fu Tea, a chain that will soon have 5 MoCo locations and over 150 nationwide.
According to their website, “The National is D.C.’s PGA TOUR event. It delivers live PGA TOUR golf to your backyard every summer, bringing family, friends and colleagues together for world-class golf action in a lively social setting. It is the destination to join Tiger Woods and the PGA TOUR’s stars and witness the next memorable moment in The National history.”
Tiger Woods, a golfer many consider to be one of the best to ever play the game, has seen a bit of a resurgence as of late. You’ll have your chance to see him in a few months at TPC Potomac for The National.
This ad for new single family homes in Randolph Hills (located behind White Flint) shows that they were going for $13,500 in the 50s.
The median real estate price in the same area is currently $369,898 according to NeighborhoodScout (that includes townhomes and apartments).