UPDATED to reflect the correct address: 931 Ellsworth Ave, which was formerly home to Lincoln BBQ.
The Eleanor, a neighborhood ‘bowling lounge’; a comfortable, casual dining and drinking establishment with the addition of skee ball, mini bowling and other games, is coming to Downtown Silver Spring.
This morning Biz Journals reported that Downtown Silver Spring will undergo a $10 million overhaul that will include the 7,700 square foot bowling lounge.
The Eleanor will be located at 931 Ellsworth Ave, which was formerly home to Lincoln BBQ.
Signage for The Eleanor was up last week next to Lebanese Taverna. There is currently a location at 100 Florida Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002,across the street from the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station. They also offer free on-site parking for anyone who wants to check it out prior to the Silver Spring location opening.
According to BizJournals “the venue will serve brunch, lunch and dinner, host two happy hours per weekday and offer six bowling lanes, more than a dozen arcade games and multiple outdoor patios.”
There is no expected opening date available at this time.
Ninja Sushi is coming to the Colesville Shopping Center. The sushi restaurant will take over the old Patches Gift Shop location (13452 New Hampshire Ave), a few stores down from Greek Village.
We do not have an opening date for Ninja Sushi.
Fat Fingers, a concept from the owners of Big Greek Cafe, is opening in Downtown Silver Spring.
Though we currently don’t have information on what kind of restaurant this will be, we know it will take the place of the recently closed Paisano’s at 8213 Georgia Ave.
More info when it’s available.
The Compound, a local veteran-owned martial arts studio, is celebrating its Grand Opening on May 4, 2019 from 1-4pm, at 12210 Plum Orchard Drive, Suite 207, in Silver Spring. Next to the Target Shopping Center in Cherry Hill. The grand opening is free to the public and will feature an open house, food truck, kids’ activities, music, open mat and more!
The Compound is a martial arts school built on a foundation of self-defense and three key pillars - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MuayThai, and Military/Law Enforcement Combatives. Not only do they have classes for all ages and all levels, they also offer an extremely special after-school program and summer camp for ages 5-12 that focuses on teaching kids the importance of self-confidence, discipline, and perseverance. Their goal in these programs is to provide parents with a SAFE environment that is EFFECTIVE and AFFORDABLE for their child to reach his or her maximum potential!
“We are extremely excited to bring this martial arts studio into the community. We believe in the power of teamwork, self-discipline, and integrity to create positive change. Teaching kids how to empower themselves and help others around them to promote an anti-bullying environment is one of our main goals,” says owner Pow Srikachorn.
The Compound is a true American Dream story: Fueled by their passion for health and wellbeing, it was founded by two American military veterans, Pow Srikachorn, a first-generation Thai and Filipino-American and Pasha Palanker, a two time Purple Heart recipient and a naturalized citizen from Moldova. They both believe in hard work and possess a spirit of never, ever giving up. Their commitment to this country, along with their ability to overcome obstacles and to inspire perseverance in others really sets these two apart from so many others who find themselves in the fitness industry.
District Taco is opening their first MoCo location.
Last March the D.C. based Mexican restaurant signed a lease to open up a new location in The Blairs shopping center in Silver Spring.
After some delays we are told that the restaurant is “very close” to opening.
District Taco is taking over the vacant Oriental East location.
Back in October, Thompson Hospitality announced the decision to close Hen Quarter in Downtown Silver Spring (919 Ellsworth Drive) and replace it with Matchbox.
Yesterday, Bethesda Beat reported that Matchbox will be opening on Friday, 4/5.
Matchbox currently has a location in MoCo on Rockville Pike and will be opening their Bethesda location this summer.
There were previously rumors of Matchbox also replacing Ted’s Bulletin In Downtown Crown (Gaithersburg), but they never materialized before Matchbox sold off the Ted’s Bulletin brand last year.
Last September we reported that Hip Hop Fish & Chicken is coming to MoCo! Since then, many have expressed concern at how long it was taking. The news could be worse, but we’re told Silver Spring/Burtonsville will have to wait until the fall for the restaurant to open.
The restaurant is located in Briggs Chaney shopping center in the spot that used to be home to Marina's Pollo A La Brasa (13820 Old Columbia Pike).
Hip Hop Fish & Chicken has 19 other locations sprinkled across Maryland and 1 in D.C. They specialize in fish and chicken platters as well as wings, fries, and lots of other sides.
Mandalay Restaurant & Cafe, a popular Burmese restaurant in Silver Spring, will be closing its doors soon.
The restaurant has been in the current location (930 Bonifant St.) for 14 years. While they don’t have an exact closing date, I was told they will be closing “soon” and are hoping to find a place to relocate.
Last October, our friends at Just Up The Pike shared renderings of the upcoming White Oak Town Center (12345 Columbia Pike).
Usually these renderings are filled with generic restaurants, grocery/retail stores, etc., but these contained logos and fonts that looked very familiar.
In October we speculated based on the renderings that a Shake Shack, Morton’s, and Trader Joe’s could be headed to White Oak.
Today, BisNow has reported that Finmarc and Bernstein Management signed Trader Joe’s to anchor the first phase of the White Oak Town Center (just 3 miles away from their other Columbia Pike location).
A few of the renderings, courtesy of klnb, below.
Krazy Steve’s will open in late March at 1909 Seminary Rd in Silver Spring, in the location that was the longtime home to Armand’s Pizza.
The restaurant is owned by Stephen Adelson, who also owns multiple Carbivore BBQ food trucks and day-to-day operations will be handled be General Manager, Danny Mutany.
The restaurant is being described as a “neighborhood joint” that will deliver and cater events, and offer bbq, mac, salads, pizza, and more!