Author Archive for Laurie Enceneat

A Taste of Lebanon

Robert Jirikdjian came to the United States from Beirut, Lebanon, 12 years ago to attend Towson University and decided to stay. Now he’s about to embark on a new adventure. Jirikdjian hopes to open Kentlands Lebanese Bistro in November or…

Shop Talk

Chloe’s Coffee Obtains Hookah Bar Permit Chloe’s Coffee in Kentlands Downtown is a popular place. The coffee shop now offers beer and wine; features karaoke on Friday nights and live music on Saturday nights; and highlights the talents of a…

City Crime Report Reveals Increases

The Gaithersburg Police Department released the city’s 2012 Second Quarter Crime Analysis Report on Sept. 7. Crime has increased within Gaithersburg’s city limits by 1.8 percent when compared to the second quarter of 2011, but has increased by 10.1 percent…

Police Blotter

Aggravated Assault On Sept. 23 at 4:12 a.m., an aggravated assault was reported in the 700 block of Turtle Pond Lane. The victim stated that he and a known suspect were involved in a verbal altercation that then escalated to…

Lakeforest Mall Sold for $100 Million

After six months on the market, Lakeforest Mall has a new owner. Five Mile Capital Partners, LLC (FMC), an alternative investment and asset management company established in 2003, purchased the Lakeforest Mall property from General Motors Asset Management and Simon…

QOHS Celebrates 25 Years

On Sept. 6, 1988, Quince Orchard High School (QO) opened its doors and began a tradition of excellence in educating the children of Gaithersburg. On Sept. 6, 2012, past and present staff, students and parents came together to celebrate the…

Shop Talk

Footwear Shop Combines Function and Fashion After working in the medical footwear industry for 15 years, Joann Epps decided to open her own comfort shoe store. Jo’s Comfort Zone officially opened at 118 Market Street on Sept. 10. “The store…