Dunkin Donuts will be taking over the old Capital One bank location in the Cloppers Mill shopping center on Mateny Rd. in Germantown.
Construction has already begun and it’s expected to open this winter.
Seneca Valley football head coach, Fred Kim, will not be coaching the team going forward. We wish Coach Kim the best of luck going forward!
His statement below:
Seneca Valley Supporters,
I announce with utter sorrow and disappointment that there will be a change in leadership with the Seneca Valley Football Program. The administration felt that a new and different direction was needed to revitalize the current state of the football program.
As most of you are aware of, I have spent the better part of the last 33.5 years of my life being connected to Seneca Valley Football. This has been my life’s work, my love, and an incredible journey in my attempt to reach self-actualization of my coaching career. But unfortunately my odyssey here at Seneca Valley has come to an end.
Seneca Valley will always be a special place for me. I only have wonderful memories of my experience as a former player, an assistant, and as the Head Football Coach. I’ve always and only wanted what was best for this football program and see it thrive. And if a change in leadership is deemed necessary, then with great humility I support the decision.
I can take comfort in knowing that I have committed every ounce of my fiber and soul to the student athletes who have been a part of the program under my guidance and been a small part of their growth into adulthood. Unfortunately, it had come to a point where my efforts were not worthy enough and I will humbly accept responsibility.
My sincerest apologies goes out to the school, alumni, community, and especially the football student athletes. I thank all Screamin' Eagles Supporters for the opportunity to serve as your Head Football Coach. It has been an incredible honor and privilege to lead the most storied program in Maryland Football History. And at the end of my run here at Seneca Valley, I can honestly say, “I DID MY BEST!”
GO SCREAMIN’ EAGLES!!!
Ever since it was announced back in 2016, Top Golf Germantown has probably been the topic I’ve been asked about the most.
It was expected that Top Golf would be ready by fall of this year, but anyone who has driven by the Century Blvd./ I-270 location has probably seen that it’s still just a big field.
A couple months back, I spoke with a Top Golf representative who told me that “it has been pushed back at this time” in response to me asking if the plans have changed. Without giving me any further details it looks like 2019 will be the year Top Golf comes to MoCo (I was assured they’re still coming).
Today, I was informed that Top Golf has broken ground in Germantown!
For more information regarding the Top Golf plans, as well as plans for a “Town Center Core District with a mix of residential, retail, office, and cultural uses in a compact and walkable form”, check out these preliminary plans from the Montgomery County Planning Department: http://montgomeryplanningboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Topgolf-Germantown-Preliminary-Plan-Amendment-No.-12007065B-and-Site-Plan-No.-820170010.pdf
Check out Code Ninja’s Holiday Hack-A-Thon (December 9th, 2018)! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week and the holidays with Code Ninjas! Join the Holiday Hack-A-Thon, where kids will hone their game building, coding, and teamwork skills using Scratch®. You could win amazing prizes both locally and nationally!
It looks like Mission BBQ will be taking over the old Ruby Tuesday location in Germantown (19800 Century Blvd.).
According to the sign below, a development application has been filed by Mission BBQ. It would include the addition of outdoor seating.
Glen Bernie-based Mission BBQ currently has one other MoCo location, in Rockville. The first restaurant opened on September 11th, 2011 and they’re currently up to nearly 50 restaurants in over 10 states.
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From the Montgomery County Sentinel in 1876.
"As the story goes, during the Civil War a soldier was decapitated by a saber in a skirmish around what is now Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg. After the fight, his fellow soldiers hastily buried him in an unmarked grave, even though they couldn’t find his head to bury with his body."
The story has been passed down for many generations and many have told tales about the supposed unmarked grave of the headless man. Some have recalled strange noises and apparitions with glowing eyes. Others have seen the figure of a headless soldier (sometimes on a horse and sometimes without it).
Another legend stated that if you drove into the underpass and turned off the engine, you would be unable to restart the car and would hear hands touching your car– the hands of a woman that supposedly killed her baby in the area many years ago (no stories match this legend, so it was likely borrowed from nearby “Crybaby Bridge” in Westminster).
Ruby Tuesday in Germantown (19800 Century Blvd.) has closed permanently.
A report that came out a few few months ago mentioned Ruby Tuesday closing 51 locations nation-wide this summer, but it seemed as if Germantown was safe. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to survive this round.
The only Ruby Tuesday left in MoCo is currently in Lakeforest Mall.
Siriwan Thai will be opening their third location!
A new location will open soon in the Seneca Meadows shopping center in Germantown.
If you’d like a preview of what the restaurant has to offer, you can stop by their Silver Spring or Gaithersburg locations.
This morning we received the news, from reader Jason Silverberg, that the Zoes Kitchen in the Kentlands (Gaithersburg) would be closing permanently.
I spoke with a Zoes Kitchen employee who told me that tomorrow, Sunday, 9/30, will be their last day.
We're told the closing does not have anything to do with Zoes being acquired by Cava and that it was due to issues with the landlord.
You can still find two other Zoes Kitchen locations in MoCo, as their Germantown and Park Potomac locations remain open.
Code Ninjas is hosting their Grand Opening event on Saturday, September 29th from 11:30am-2:30pm.
This event is for the whole family! You’ll be able to check out their exciting Dojo: the STEM space where kids can try activities like Scratch, Drones, Robotics, Circuit Building, and Coding.
Enjoy a day of coding, treats, and raffles!
Make sure to RSVP for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-opening-celebration-tickets-50386664871?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing
More on Code Ninjas here.
We received word that a site plan to expand the old Bob Evans location (21044 Frederick Rd.) has recently been approved so that it can be turned into a Patient First urgent care health center.
A Patient First employee told me that they do plan on opening a Germantown location, but was not able to confirm the location.