MOM’s Gaithersburg (10 Upper Rock Circle in Rockville) will have their grand opening on June 1st, according to their Facebook page.
Here’s some of what will be included at the Grand Opening event and what to expect from the store (per their Facebook event):
You’re Invited! Join us at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Saturday, May 19th, 10am to 6pm, at Gaithersburg City Hall. FREE to attend, FREE to park!
This year, we’ll be hosting more than 100 fantastic authors – including dozens of New York Times best-sellers and award-winners – including:
· Alice McDermott
· Mark Bittman
· E.J. Dionne
· Gayle Forman
· Dan Santat
· Ted Bell
· Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
· John Feinstein
· Madeline Miller
· and many more for all ages and tastes.
Authors will be speaking about and signing their latest work. Other activities include free, interactive writing workshops, a Children’s Village, literary exhibitors, the Brew and Vine Cafe featuring live entertainment, and onsite book sales by Politics & Prose.
Admission, parking and accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are FREE. The Festival takes place Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877. For a complete list of all appearing authors, as well as up-to-date details about all the workshops for adults and kids, as well as activities hosted in the Children’s Village, visit the GBF website, www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org.
Texas-based At Home will open their first two Maryland locations this year.
The big box retail chain, specializing in home decor products, will open their first Maryland location in Frederick this summer and will follow up with their second Maryland location in Gaithersburg this fall.
The Frederick store will be located at 1811 Monocacy Blvd.
The Gaithersburg store will be located in the Kentlands at 209 Kentlands Blvd (the old K-Mart location).
For those unfamiliar with At Home, it was recently described to me as “Home Goods on steroids.” They currently have over 100 locations in over 33 states.
Watkins Mill High School was evacuated this afternoon after a sprinkler in one of the hallways near the main entrance went off.
Though some believe the heat may have been the cause, the exact reason for the sprinkler going off isn’t known. The fire department was able to come and take care of the situation.
The incident occurred late in the afternoon, so it did not impact classes during the day.
After a few months of speculation, I received another tip today informing me that Sephora will be coming to Downtown Crown.
After making a couple phone calls, a representative from the Pike & Rose location was able to confirm the rumor. She told me that an expected opening date is not yet available, but that it should be on their website as soon as it has been decided.
All MCPS employees are invited to the open house by Lifetime Athletic Gaithersburg from May 5th- May 15th.
What does this mean?
Any MCPS employee (with MCPS ID) will be able to use the club as often as they’d like from May 5th-15th. Lifetime only asks that you RSVP prior to your first visit (see details in the flyer below).
I recently experienced Lifetime for the first time and it’s a gym unlike any other. I’ll be taking advantage of the deal, so I hope to see you any MCPS employees there for that 10 day period!
Uncle Julio’s in Rio (Gaithersburg) will not be expanding their patio as they’ve done in years past for their Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Instead, they’ll be taking over the Joe’s Crab Shack patio, where they’ll be serving food and drinks.
Their regular indoor and outdoor seating will also be available.
No word yet on any possibilities for what may move in to the old Joe’s Crab Shack location permanently.
Malia Zahra moved to the United States from Pakistan when she was just in middle school. She attended Redland Middle School and Magruder High School in Derwood prior to transferring to Watkins Mill High School, where she graduated from in 2015.
She has modeled for Nike, Barney’s, and Marie Claire among others. She recently completed her first international beauty campaign with CVS, where she can be found on billboards across the country. The CVS beauty ads are all photoshop-free and we’re produced by women.
In between travel for her work, Malia still lives in MoCo and takes accelerated classes at Montgomery College. She majors in communications and hopes to get into entertainment law in the future.
When she’s in town, she loves going to brunch at First Watch or Barking Mad Cafe. She also does kickboxing at iLoveKickboxing in Germantown to stay in shape.
Malia is more than willing to speak with anyone in MoCo that’s interested in pursuing a modeling career. Her advice to aspiring models is to stay focused on goals and put in hard work in everything you do.
Follow Malia on Instagram @MaliaZahra www.instagram.com/maliazahra
Kentlands Rumor: “Family Owned Mexican Restaurant” To Move In to Bottom Floor Of Old Largent’s Location
Though this is still unconfirmed, I’m told a “family owned Mexican restaurant” will be moving in to the bottom floor of the old Largent’s location in the Kentlands (654 Centerpoint Way).
In the past this location has been home to The Last Mango, Zodiac Grill, Tony and James, 44 Sports Bar and Grill, and most recently Largent’s Restaurant and Bar.
A fourth car has driven into a storefront in just over a week in Montgomery County.
Earlier today a car drove into Express Pharmacy on S Frederick Rd in Gaithersburg. Luckily, there were no injuries.
Last week an accident caused an Orkin vehicle to drive into Chipotle in Germantown. Soon after, a car drove into Taste of New Orleans in Darnestown. A few days back, a car drove into Richey & Co. Shoes in Rockville.