168 Asian Burrito and Rice Bowl has opened in Olney. It has taken over the location attached to the Exxon gas station (18000 Georgia Ave) that was formerly home to Doner Kebab for a brief six month stint and Corned Beef King for years prior to that.
Asian Burrito and Rice Bowl will serve sushi-like burritos (think giant sushi rolls...the size of burritos) and rice bowls as their entrees. Other items include Korean chicken, Taiwanese chicken nuggets, and tuna/chicken sandwiches.
They are open and ready for business.
Phone number: (301)774-2930
We spoke with Taco Bar owner, Raul Valdivia, who told us that all inspections have been passed as of today.
With that news, Taco Bar Olney is expected to open at some point in the next two weeks in the old Jerry’s location at 18100 Georgia Avenue.
Taco Bar will offer authentic Mexican cuisine with items like tacos, tortas, quesadillas, burritos, and more. After the initial soft opening, they’ll be opening at 6am and will offer breakfast items as well. Full menu available here: Taco Bar Menu
The Olney Tavern (18200 Georgia Avenue) has closed permanently. They made the announcement in a Facebook post that stated the following:
“After over a decade and a half of memories, an era comes to an end this weekend.
The Olney Tavern has been pleased to have been a part of so many lives and special moments, and we want to thank you all for holding a place in your hearts (and bellies) for us!”
Today I spoke with an employee of OneLife Fitness in Rockville who told me that the gym is actively looking at Olney for a new MoCo location.
US Fitness, the parent company of OneLife Fitness and Sport & Health, sold a majority stake to two investment firms this past summer. Currently the company has nearly 50 gyms (3 different brands) and the investment has been rumored to include over $50 million for expansion.
I was told that nothing has been signed, but that negotiations are ongoing with an unconfirmed location in Olney. I was also told that Giant is in negotiations with a gym and that they are not currently accepting new offers at this time.
While there is no confirmation from either end, it seems like the writing is on the wall.
February 18th UPDATE: We are told Sardi‘s is not purchasing the building, but will be leasing it instead.
t’s not every day that I give credit to the Victor Litz Music Store in Gaithersburg for breaking news, but earlier today they broke the news of Sardi’s buying Greene Growlers in Old Town Gaithersburg.
I’ve made a few calls and was able to confirm the . I’ve also been told that Sardi’s is planning on maintaining the brewery. This should be interesting as the former Sardi’s Fusion in Olney rebranded as Sardi’s Taphouse this past summer.
I’m told that if all goes as planned, Sardi’s will be open in the Growler’s location (227 E. Diamond Ave.) as soon as this summer.
A few months ago we reported on Taco Bar opening an Olney location at the building that used to be home to Jerry’s (18100 Georgia Avenue).
Since then we’ve been swamped with questions about when they’ll be opening.
Yesterday I was told that they will try to have everything finalized in February so that the restaurant can be open for business in March!
Taco Bar currently has locations on Russell Ave in Gaithersburg, and in Frederick. Taco Bar Washingtonian (in Rio) is not related to the restaurant.
We just received word that Corned Beef King may be returning to Olney!
The locally famous gas station deli left Olney in April of 2018 for a new location in Rockville.
We’re told they’re bringing a food truck next to their old location at the Exxon on Georgia Avenue.
A couple months ago we reported on Taco Bar opening an Olney location at the building thatbused to be home to Jerry’s (18100 Georgia Avenue).
Earlier today, we received a question regarding the “For Lease” signs that are still up in the old Jerry’s location, but Taco Bar explained that they were never removed.
Everything is still moving forward as planned and owner Raul Valdivia is awaiting permits from the county to place signs on the building. Raul let me know that he is looking forward to serving the Olney area and can’t wait to open.
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Brew Belly Kitchen & Sudhaus has officially opened (18065 Georgia Avenue).
Located in the old 6-12 and Priti Beer location, the new restaurant/beer & wine/bar will offer a wide selection of beverages and small bites to eat.
Brew Belly will offer breakfast, brunch (on weekends), and dinner items.
Hours of operation are as follows:
Monday-Friday 11am-11pmSaturday 9am-Midnight
We are told Olney will be getting their first marijuana dispensary soon.
The dispensary will be taking over the location that used to be home to Armand’s Pizza in the Olney Center (18070 Georgia Avenue).