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.
Honey Pig in Germantown (19743 Frederick Rd.), a Korean BBQ restaurant, is rebranding as Honey One starting Tuesday, September 11th. Honey One will offer all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ.
Honey Pig recently opened a new Rockville location (12015-G Rockville Pike at Montrose Crossing), but that location will not be changing.
The switch to Honey One will offer Up-County residents an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ option much closer than Rockville.
The restaurant remains under the Honey Pig umbrella.
Code Ninjas is a place where kids learn coding by building (and playing) video games. Soon it’ll be open in Germantown.
The program offers various “belts” that students can earn as they progress through the different levels, similar to karate.
The company was created in 2016. They started franchising just last year and now have over 25 locations open across the country.
The Germantown Code Ninjas will be located behind the McDonald’s at 12974 Middlebrook Rd. and is currently enrolling students.
You’ll be able to drop in during center hours, enjoy a “parents night out” as your kids will learn to code, play games, assemble puzzles, build robotics, etc., and enroll them in half or full day camps when school is out!
Try the Open Face Meatloaf sandwich and many other delicious dishes at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg
In the last week I've spoken to a few people that were concerned about signage for development being removed from the planned Germantown Topgolf location (Century Blvd at I-270).
Today I spoke with Topgolf’s communications manager and was told that Topgolf is “hoping to break ground in the coming months!”
I know that things are behind schedule, but it looks like Topgolf Germantown is still ON!
Punkin Ale is now available at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg!
Everyone is invited to celebrate Germantown this Saturday, August 25th from 11am-3pm at Gunners Lake Park.
Hosted by the ACE Project (Athletes for Community Excellence), the event will feature fun games/activities for kids, face painting, and plenty of food!
This event will be managed and run by local athletes and they’d love for everyone to come be a part of this great event.
Hawa Lukulay began scouring yard sales in Bethesda and Potomac when she was still a student at Northwest High School.
In 2013 she started Messie’s Closet, her eBay store, and has gone on to sell over 10,000 items!
Hawa went to school at the University of South Carolina and continued to grow her business throughout college. Earlier this year she applied for eBay’s Shine Awards for Small Business program.
eBay’s Shine Awards for Small Business program, sponsored by Intuit, is a seller recognition program that celebrates the contributions of small businesses on eBay to the economy and recognizes the entrepreneurs who have used eBay to help build successful businesses. The finalists were selected from more than 1,300 submissions that came in from across the country.
A few weeks back Hawa became a finalist and tonight she was named the 2018 Shine Award winner for Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Hawa is a former student of mine and The MoCoShow is incredibly proud of her. She plans to use the $5,000 in prize money to open a small studio workshop and continue to expand her business. We wish you the best of luck, Hawa!
Listen to The MoCoShow podcast with Steve Solomon and Alex Tsironis!
After 7-11 moved to their former gas station location, we reported that Manginos was given less than two weeks to move out and that they’d be moving into Germantown Plaza (read here).
Their new location, 13015 Wisteria Dr., is now open. It contains 7 tables and 34 seats to dine-in, but is still awaiting fountain drinks (they have bottles for now).
The flyer at the restaurant still features the old address, but their phone number remains the same (301)528-5600.
Rockville will hold their Independence Day Celebration at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, in King Farm.
The celebration starts at 7pm and fireworks at 9:15 pm.
Parking is available in lots on Shady Grove Rd, Gaither Rd, and Piccard Dr., but driving is not recommended.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own food and beverage, although no barbecuing or open flames will be allowed at the event.
More info at www.rockvillemd.gov
MoCo will host Independence Day Celebrations at South Germantown Recreational Park and Albert Einstein High School In Boyds and Kensington today.
Germantown Glory will begin at 7 p.m. at South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle in Boyds. Driving is not recommended, but there will be on-site parking available.
Mid-County Sparkles will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Road in Kensington. Driving is not recommended, but there will be general parking and shuttle buses available at Westfield Wheaton.
More info at www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Honey Pig has officially opened in Rockville (12015-G Rockville Pike). The Korean BBQ restaurant, known for tabletop grilling, know has 5 locations (one other MoCo location, in Germantown).
Though the restaurant doesn’t offer an all-you-can-eat option like its main competitor in the area, Iron Age, it does offer later hours. According to the Honey Pig Facebook page, the hours of operation will be as follows:
Sun-Thurs 10:00AM to 2:00AM Fri&Sat 10:00AM to 4:00AM