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
un 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).
Last week we heard from Jorge Portalea’s Washington Metropolitan Business Brokers, who confirmed the new location.
I’m told that construction has not began yet, but they expect to open in the fall– as early as late September.
Silver Spring residents, Sarah O’Herron and Ed Boyce, bought their first farm in Mount Airy (Frederick County) in 2002. Six years later they started selling their wine and soon after they became one of the most respected wineries in Maryland.
As first reported by Biz Journals, Black Ankle Vineyards has recently decided to expand, purchasing farms in Carroll County and Montgomery County. “The Montgomery County location, a 230-acre farm at 25201 Peach Tree Road in Clarksburg, was purchased for about $1.7 million in December, and they bought the Carroll County farm, a 150-acre property on Rinehart Road in Westminster, the next month for $706,000.” (https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/03/26/with-two-new-farms-mount-airys-black-ankle.html)
The Carroll County location will primarily be used to grow more grapes for wine production, while the MoCo location in Clarksburg will include a tasting room similar to their Mount Airy location.
It will take 3-5 years for the vineyard to produce viable grapes, so it may be a while before the Clarksburg tasting room is available, but it’s on the way!
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For the sixth time within a 30 day period, a vehicle has struck a commercial building in MoCo.
A driver picking up a family member from the dentist’s office accidentally struck the building causing propert damage.
This occurred on the 23200 block of Brewers Tavern Way in Clarksburg. There were no injuries to the driver or office patrons, according to MCFRS PIO Pete Piringer.
The images below are courtesy of Pete Piringer.
Early this morning I was told that the owner or manager of a current MoCo Chick-fil-A has been looking to open a new location upcounty. The new location would be in Germantown, where Bob Evans used to be located.
I was also told that previous talks to open a Chick-fil-A in Clarksburg fell through. The talks then moved to a lot next to Giant in the Milestone shopping center (Germantown), but those fell through as well.
According to the person I spoke with, the thought is that Germantown can easily accommodate two locations and that adding a second location will allow for faster service at both locations.
Governor Larry Hogan proposed the addition of toll lanes along I-270 and the beltway last year. His 7.5 billion dollar plan will be the subject of two open houses scheduled for later this month in MoCo.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
6:30-8:30pm on Thursday, April 19th.
Clarksburg High School
6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, April 18th.
I received a tip that Villa Maya is the Tex-Mex restaurant that will be moving in to the old Pazzo Pomodoro location in Clarksburg Village.
It’s my understanding that everything has not been signed, but it’s very close.
Their current restaurant is located in Rock Creek Village Center in Rockville. Per their website, “It is a great option to share with the family, a place with delicious food. Our extensive menu offers a wide selection of Margaritas ranging from traditional to modern recipes, appealing to all tastes.”
I’ve never been to Villa Maya, but have heard great things from many who have. Enjoy, Clarksburg!
After running our story on the Tex-Mex restaurant taking over the old Pazzo Pomodoro location in the Clarksburg Village shopping center yesterday, there was some great speculative conversation about which Tex-Mex restaurant it will be (we still don’t know what the restaurant will be).
In one of the comments a reader mentioned that the Harris Teeter in the same shopping center could be closing. I reached out to the reader, but wasn’t able to get a response.
After doing some research, I was able to find that the Harris Teeter rumor began due to listings on multiple commercial real estate websites. While Harris Teeter is listed, the available space is much smaller (just over 3,000 square feet).
I then spoke with an NVRetail representative who told me that Harris Teeter is actually exceeding their own expectations and that he does not believe closing is even a possibility.
In addition the Harris Teeter rumor, which has been disproven for now, I was asked privately about the possibility of a new gym coming to the area. I spoke with a representative from LA Fitness who told me that it is just a rumor, but that “it’s a possibility within the next two years.”
I spoke with a NVRetail representative that was able to confirm that a Tex-Mex restaurant will be moving in to Clarksburg Village Shopping Center.
NVRetail didn’t want to reveal which restaurant will be moving in just yet, but I’m told that the restaurant coming in has one other MoCo location.
I’ll make sure to share any news as soon as I get it. May the speculation begin...