Last Month we talked about the ramen spot, Thai ice cream, and Japanese Steakhouse that’s coming to Montgomery Mall (Coming to Montgomery Mall).
Today we have some updates!
Lets start with Viva Japanese Steakhouse. Not only will the restaurant have hibachi-style grills, but they'll also have a sushi bar and Asian-style fusion dishes. They'll be opening later this summer, right outside of ArcLight Cinemas.
Zumiez, an American specialty clothing store that specializes in apparel, footwear, accessories, and hardgoods for young men and women, will also make their debut in Montgomery Mall. The location is already under construction and could be ready in just a few weeks
Invisalign, which uses clear aligners in orthodontics, is also very close to opening.
Spice 6, which offers a modern take on authentic Indian cuisine, is set to be the latest addition to the food court.
MoCo Golf presents FORE!th Monday’s. Today it will be hosted at Hampshire Greens in Silver Spring from 6pm-8pm and will include:
• FREE food
• Live Music
• Access to driving range 🏌️ 🏌️♀️
• Putting competitions ⛳️
• Cash Bar
Social event that’s great for networking, bringing the family, or just coming to enjoy yourself.
The next Girl Power event will be held on July 14th at Bethesda Crossing in Bethesda, MD.
This means two floors of:
• Free Food
• Free Wine
• Free Massages
• Free Beer
• Free Dessert
• Free Fitness activities (Yoga, Zumba, Kicktronix, Self Defense, and more)
and so much more!
Over 100 women-owned/operated vendors will be showing off and selling their products, so come prepared to shop and support our local women operated businesses.
There will be many free giveaways for everyone as well– including a free raffle with over 50 prizes that everyone in attendance can be a part of!
Girl Power started in in April of 2017, with over 1,000 women attending the first event at Clarksburg High School. In November of 2017, the second event was held at the Foulger-Pratt building in Park Potomac, with over 3,000 women in attendance.
There will be free food and drinks provided by:
• Cava Mezze
• Wing Stop
• Mamma Lucia
• Ruth’s Chris
• All Set
• Music Cafe
• Greene Growers
• Nothing Bundt Cake
• Urban Winery
Sponsors that have contributed over $5k each include:
• Montgomery County Police Department
• MoCo Fire Search & Rescue
• Miller and Long
• Ruppert Landscapes
• MicroComputer Solutions
• Greene Growlers Brewing
• King Sports Construction
• K-Sef Entertainment
The Facebook event page can be found here: Girl Power Facebook Event
A video of last year’s event can be found here:
Girl Power 2017
Macdara’s Grille has taken over the old Rock Creek Chophouse location in Wheaton (2405 Price Avenue).
They’ve announced via social media that they’ll be opening this coming weekend, Saturday, June 30th.
The restaurant description is “classic American cuisine with a touch of Irish.” Owner Macdara Mactigue has promised that Guinness will be served on draught.
The photos are courtesy of the Macdara’s Grille Facebook page.
I’m not a golf guy, so I was a bit hesitant to attend when I heard about yesterday’s “par-tee” at Northwest golf course on Layhill Road.
It was awesome...and free! Though the day started out rainy, everything had cleared up and dried out by the 6pm start time (I didn’t get there until
about 7:45). It ran until 11pm.
The “par-tee” had a live DJ, free games (corn hole, giant Connect 4 and giant Jenga), a food truck, ice cream stand, putting and driving range competitions, a cash bar, and an overall great vibe.
Half price buckets for the driving range for anyone that wants to work on their swing.
Night time putting competitions with neon golf balls and a spotlight.
More par-tees this summer into the early fall at Northwest Golf Course on Layhill Rd (15711 Layhill Rd Silver Spring, MD).
• July 7th
• July 21st
• August 4th
• August 18th
• September 1st
• September 15th
• September 29th
Fore!th Monday’s (every fourth Monday of the month) is also happening this Monday, 6/25 at Hampshire Greens Golf Course (616 Firestone Dr Silver Spring, MD) from 6-8pm.
• Live Music
• FREE FOOD
• Cash bar with discounted drinks
• Contests & Prizes
In January, we broke the news of Cafe Rio opening a new location at the Travilah Square shopping center in Rockville (10062 Darnestown Rd). Now we know that they will be opening next week, Wednesday 6/27.
The fast-casual chain, based out of Salt Lake City, has over 100 locations nation-wide. This will be their third MoCo location, with stores already open in Germantown and Olney.
The Travilah Square shopping center will have a completely new look later this year. More here: Travilah Square Updates
Sears will close their Montgomery Mall location in March 31st, 2019 according to Bethesda Beat.
On January, we were the first to report that Sears filed a notice stating their Montgomery Mall location would be closing on March 18th, 2018. Sears later claimed they accidentally filed the notice and that they signed a new lease the mall.
The plan, according to Westfield, is for the Sears building to be replaced by a mixed-use center that will contain upscale restaurants, housing, high-end shops, walkways, and a promenade reminiscent to Tyson's Corner (where Shake Shack is located just outside of the mall itself).
The photos, courtesy of Westfield, show what development may look like when it is completed in about 4 years.
Sports betting became law in West Virginia this past March. Yesterday, the West Virginia lottery approved regulations that will likely allow sports betting to begin this year in the state’s five casinos.
Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races is less than an hour away from about half of MoCo (approximately 40 miles and 45 minutes away from Clarksburg).
According to the West Virginia Lottery Managing Counsel, Danielle Boyd, the sportsbooks will be ready for both the NFL and NCAA football seasons. Boyd expects sports betting to be in place by September 1st.
According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, off-site wagers will be allowed, but casinos have to make sure the wagers come from people that are present in West Virginia at the time of the wager.
Ted’s Montana Grill (Gaithersburg) Is Giving Away Free Onion Rings To Celebrate National Onion Ring Day
Ted’s Montana Grill (Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg) is giving away free onion rings to celebrate National Onion Ring Day!
Though the “holiday” isn’t until Friday, June 22, they’ll be giving away free salt & pepper onion rings (with the purchase of an entree) on Thursday 6/21 and Friday 6/22.
Ted’s Montana Grill has a MoCo location at 105 Ellington Blvd in Gaithersburg (Downtown Crown). The offer is good for dine-in and carry-out.
To redeem just display the coupon below, which is also available on their website.
”Big Little Problems”
Rose Krasnow Encourages Focus on Quality of Life Issues
June 19, 2018
Sure, there are the big, multimillion-dollar political issues: Build more schools. Expand Ride-On. Fund universal pre-K. Improve roads. Support public safety. Create affordable housing. Provide free community college tuition.
On the campaign trail, the lists are long and the promises sincere. We all want bigger, better, newer. Clearly our wish list outpaces our resources – even with Montgomery’s $5.6 billion budget – but that’s the fuel that fires political debates.
We must also address the quality of life issues, the daily annoyances that make taxpayers question what they are getting for their money. I know we need to focus on the big-ticket issues, but are we overlooking the more in-your-face, obvious issues?
I believe Montgomery County must pay more attention to the quality of life issues that matter to each and every one of us: Pothole repair. Graffiti removal. Poorly timed traffic lights. Overgrown, weedy medians. Broken recycling containers. Unplowed winter streets. Attention to these concerns make a county a community – unless they go ignored. It’s been said that if you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. I believe we have the capacity to do both. That’s what I think we owe to every resident, to every taxpayer.
I’m running for County Executive to bring my experience, creativity and careful financial management to all of Montgomery County. I did that for Rockville residents, and I will do that for the entire community as County Executive.
I hope you will cast your vote for me on June 26.