News Around MoCo (12/29/17 Edition)

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News Around MoCo (12/29/17 Edition)

Tommy Joe’s in the Kentlands is closing after a little over a year in business. Sunday’s New Year’s Eve party will be their last day. We reported it first on our Twitter account (our twitter feed is available on the home page of our website if you don’t have it).

Montgomery County Council Member, Roger Berliner, tweeted the following about prepaying property tax in MoCo: “The County issued an update on the property tax prepayment option & the IRS advisory on this matter: bit.ly/2E7UrZK. It is very disappointing. We did what we could. Do consult with your tax adviser before considering prepayments.”

Popular Silver Spring coffee shop, Bump ‘N Grind, is holding the grand opening of their kiosk at Ellsworth Place (formerly City Place Mall). Ellsworth Place is slowly but surely making the right moves.
https://t.co/viyNf5ifx2?amp=1

According to the NCAA, the state of Maryland has the highest percentage of Division 1 boys basketball recruits in the country.

Afnan Shafiq, The owner of Tasty 5 Pizza in Germantown, followed the armed robbers that stole from his store until police caught up with them. Maybe not the recommended course of action, but it worked out. His store deserves a visit, MoCo!

Troy Turner (of Clarksburg) has been missing his children, Sarah and Jacob, for three years. He is still searching for answers. People magazine has written a piece about the sad situation here: http://people.com/crime/troy-turner-speaks-missing-kids-sarah-jacob-hoggle/

On Thursday, I took a stroll through Lakeforest Mall. I counted over 40 empty store fronts in the mall (that’s over 25% of the available stores).

MCPS is proposing a longer school year (4 to 5 more weeks of school, not just redistributing summer vacation) for Arcola and Roscoe Nix Elementary Schools. If it works, it could be expanded to more
schools in a couple years.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/local/education/as-poverty-rises-one-maryland-school-system-tries-a-longer-school-year/2017/12/23/e7ed3990-e50a-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html#click=https://t.co/huAMS0rjui

Katie Ledecky becomes first Washingtonian to win AP female athlete of the year!
https://www.mocoshow.com/blog/mocos-katie-ledecky-is-named-the-ap-female-athlete-of-the-year

Smoothie King is opening soon in Plaza Del Mercado in Silver Spring! A bit expensive, but the smoothies are delicious.

Former Georgetown Hoya and NBA All-Star, Dikembe Mutombo, was walking around Rockville Town Square earlier this week. Many photos were tweeted to us #MoCoZ (like TMZ… 🤦🏻‍♂️).

Jasmine Bakery & Cafe has opened in the old Classic Bakery location in Gaithersburg (shopping center Bruster’s is in). Classic Bakery has moved to Gaither Rd.

Quince Orchard alum, Wale, will be performing at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on January 1st.

BiBim took over the Sligo Cafe location in Silver Spring early last year. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long, as it closes within the week.
https://www.sourceofthespring.com/bibim-restaurant-close-next-week/

Quench, in Traville Gateway (Rockville), will close within the week. No connection to Quench on New Hampshire Avenue.
http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Quench-in-Rockville-To-Close-Before-End-of-Year/

California based chain Jack in The Box has sold Qdoba to the Chuck E. Cheese’s owner. MoCo is down to 3 Qdoba locations (Rockville, Colesville, and Silver Spring). No word on their future.

For anyone curious, the structure being built on Shady Grove Road (where Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse was) is for a Carvana dealership. The iFly will be on Gaither Rd.

We successfully gave away two $50 Cava Mezze gift cards last week! Follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss our next big giveaway! www.instagram.com/TheMoCoShow

Bring the New Year in with Lionize live at Villain & Saint in Bethesda!
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