Berries & Bowls is coming to the Kentlands!
The “Superfood Cafe” will be located at 120 Market St., just opposite of the Wine Harvest on the paseo.
They will specialize is açaí bowls, smoothies, fresh juices, and more. They’ll have açaí, pitaya, spirolina, and kale super food bowls, and will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Berries & Bowls expects to open early this summer. Until then, you can follow them on Instagram.
Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar, is coming to the Kentlands!
As of now we don’t have word on where in the Kentlands it will be located or when they expect to open, but we should have that information in the coming days.
Cinco De Mayo is a smaller, local chain with locations in Westminster, Columbia, and Middletown in Maryland. They also have a West Virginia location in Martinsburg and new Maryland location coming soon to Urbana.
Last April we discussed a rumor about a Mexican restaurant moving in to the bottom floor of the old Largent’s location. Could this be it?
You can view that article here.
Per their website:
”At Cinco de Mayo, tradition is part of everything that we do. From the decor of our four restaurants to the preparation of every dish, we use the traditions our parents set out for us as children. Whether we are cooking at home for our family and friends or in the restaurants for our customers we have a passion for traditional, home-cooked Mexican cuisine.”
Quince Orchard football announced that former Seneca Valley Head football coach, Fred Kim, will be joining their coaching staff as defensive coordinator.
Fred Kim was previously head coach at Seneca Valley– a position he held from 2004 until this past season. Before that he spent two years as head coach at Quince Orchard (2002 and 2003).
We received word today that The Baked Bear will no longer be opening a location in the Rio Washingtonian Center. It was announced last June that the specialty dessert spot would be opening a second MoCo location where 16 Handles was located in Rio, but today we were able to confirm that this new location is no longer in their plans.
I was told that Baked Bear may soon be opening a NoVa location and that they’re still looking for other potential locations in MoCo.
Authentic Chinese eatery, Lanzhou Hand Pull Noodle, will be opening either this weekend or early next week across from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Kung Fu Tea will open in the coming months, while Dave & Buster’s and Silver Diner both plan to be open by mid-summer.
Temporary retailer, Fashisa Bridal, will open next week at 26 Grand Corner Ave., and the Carousel opens for the season this Saturday!
We Are a Community is located at Quince Orchard Plaza in Gaithersburg, MD, and joins a number of other public works of art at Federal Realty properties in Montgomery County, including Pike & Rose, Rockville Town Center, Congressional Plaza, Bethesda Row, and Wildwood Shopping Center.
The artist, Katie Giganti, who was hired through the organization Artists Circle Fine Art, grew up in Gaithersburg, MD, and frequented Quince Orchard Plaza during her youth to purchase art supplies. Her inspiration for the mural stemmed from the evolution of Quince Orchard to become the hub of diversity it is today, emphasizing the present and future while reflecting on its past. The mural features blossoming quince flowers, a map of the surrounding area and represents the future potential for growth in this community-centric destination.
“My early visits to Quince Orchard Plaza for art supplies and tools fueled the career I love as an artist,” said Katie Giganti. “I was honored to have been selected by Federal Realty to share my talents in a community that means so much to me.”
Her mural was introduced last week on International Women’s Day.
Spicelife Indian Fare has opened in Downtown Crown (128 Ellington Blvd.).
Located in the former home of Venti Tre, Soicelife offers authentic Indian cuisine, including traditional Indian appetizers, hearty and delectable entrees, and a variety of breads. Spicelife balances classic Indian dishes with an elegant fast casual dining atmosphere.
Almost all entrees range between $12.95 and $14.95, and they are running a Grand Opening Special that gives you 20% off for the entire month of March.
On Thursday JCPenney announced that they would be closing 18 stores nationwide.
Among the closings will be the Lakeforest Mall location, which is one of two MoCo JCPenney locations (the Wheaton Mall location is not currently scheduled to close).
I just got off the phone with the Lakeforest JCPenney and was told they would be closing on July 5th.
Since the start of 2019, Lakeforest has either closed or announced the future closing of McDonald’s, Starbucks, and now JCPenney.
A year ago today, we broke the news of Dave & Buster’s executing a lease with the Rio Washingtonian Center. Today we were sent an update from the official D& B website listing the tentative grand opening date as June 24th!
Dave & Buster’s will be joining Silver Diner, Kung Fu Tea, Baked Bear, and Lanzhou Hand Pulled Noodles as new spots at Rio this year.
George’s Hotpot & BBQ is coming to the Diamond Square Shopping Center in Gaithersburg!
The restaurant will feature Korean style BBQ meats cooked on tabletop grills as well as Asian hot pots.
It will be located next to Silk Road Choyhana. An opening date has not been provided yet.
Gaithersburg Craft Smoked Barbecue, available only through Uber Eats, is now open.
To my knowledge, this is the first restaurant of its kind in our area. It is serving Gaithersburg and surrounding areas and is only available through the food delivery service, Uber Eats.
They offer BBQ (brisket, ribs, fried chicken sandwiches, pulled pork, etc.), sides (coleslaw, Mac & cheese, rice & beans, etc.), and desserts (Oreo brownie, Saturday morning cereal treats, and cocoa crispy treats).
The food is prepared by Dogfish Alehouse in their Gaithersburg restaurant.