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.
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!