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Two Restaurants Close in Kentlands Market Square Hakuba Restaurant at 706 Center Point Way (next door to Kentlands Starbucks) and Star Diner at 705 Center Point Way have both closed. Chris Saa, leasing agent, said in an email that Beatty…

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Halloween Fun Run/Walk With Fleet Feet If you’re looking for a way to exercise to balance out all the Halloween candy noshing, Fleet Feet is hosting another one of their fun runs. On Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m., Fleet…

New at Crown

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens With ‘Steak Cutting’ On Monday, Oct. 13, Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz, President and CEO of Ruth’s Hospitality Group Michael O’Donnell, Gaithersburg restaurant General Manager Hicham Bennani and Blitz for the Better Foundation Board member…

Crown Celebrates Principles of New Urbanism

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

Angel Briscoe is general manager and Gregory Webb is executive chef at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar in Downtown Crown.

Crown and its busy retail/service/mixed-use heart, dubbed “Downtown Crown,” will require several years to reach maturity as a transit-oriented community and as a community embodying all the blessings bestowed by a design that embodies New Urbanism principles. Still, the community,…

Fast and Fresh Food Arrives in Kentlands

Photo | Jenny Chen

William Martinez serves Zoës Kitchen fast and fresh fare at the new 177 Kentlands Boulevard location.

Kentlands Boulevard is host to a new lunch and takeout option: the fast casual Mediterranean restaurant Zoës Kitchen has replaced the old Cosi at 177 Kentlands Boulevard. Zoës Kitchen opened its doors on Sept. 18, and within a few days,…

Farmers Market Goes Year-Round

When summer turns into fall and then winter, a sad sign of the passing seasons is the closing of the farmers markets. You get used to eating fresh produce, dairy and meats that taste better than grocery fare and make…

Around Town

Ride Allegheny Surpasses One Million Dollars in Fundraising for Operation Second Chance Shortly before undertaking its annual 320-mile, four-day bike ride from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Gaithersburg, Maryland, local nonprofit Ride Allegheny reached one million dollars in fundraising for Operation Second…

Clover Boutique Celebrates 10 Years

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Jenn O’Brien and Michon Frick, owners of Clover Boutique in Kentlands, have brought high fashion to busy moms for 10 years now.

Jenn O’Brien and Michon Frick call themselves the bartenders of fashion. “People tell us all their problems,” O’Brien said. “We’ve heard it all. And like a good bartender, we don’t tell.” O’Brien and Frick are the co-owners of Clover, the…

Staying Safe on a Winter’s Night Run

By Brittany Jackett As we approach the—dare we say it—cold winter months, daylight hours become a precious commodity. We often rearrange our fitness/running routines this time of year to catch additional hours of daylight. We wake up earlier, extend our…

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MBT Begins First Year in New Home and Hires Executive Director Metropolitan Ballet Theater’s Development and Marketing Director Paula Ross, a Lakelands resident, has recently transitioned into the role of executive director. “Paula has been and will continue to be…