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Kentlands Square Infill Sites Not Approved Despite staff and Planning Commission recommendation for approval, the Kentlands Square Infill Sites SDP-7712-2017 was voted down by the City Council on April 16 with a 3:2 vote. Nay votes from Laurie-Anne Sayles, Robert…

Passing the Torch: Fleet Feet Has New Owners

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Robyn and Chris Gault have sold Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg to Ilene and Ethan Lish, longtime members of the Fleet Feet running community.

After owning and operating Fleet Feet Sports, one of the Kentlands’ most community-engaged retailers, since May 19, 2005, Robyn and Chris Gault have sold the store. The new owners, Ilene and Ethan Lish of Rockville, took over on Friday, March…

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Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg running program participants ran in the 2018 Lucky Leprechaun 5K/10K at Urbana District Park on March 17.

Cutesy Celebrations & Boutique Plans Grand Opening Drop by Main Street’s newest shop on Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for special treats and fun giveaways. Owned and run by a local mother-daughter team, Cutesy will offer birthday…

Proposed Drive-Through Ignites Discussion

Courtesy of Michael Watkins Architect, LLC
The proposed infill buildings shouldn’t be considered in isolation;  Watkins depicts some suggested changes for the center.

The three commercial infill buildings proposed for the Lowe’s parking lot area in Kentlands Square—Kentlands Square Infill Sites SDP-7712-2017—are moving through the city’s development process again with the close of the Planning Commission’s public comment period on March 9. Framed…

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This year’s Young Artist Award winners performed March 2 to a sold-out audience at the Arts Barn

Kimco Realty Requests Approval for Long-Term Redevelopment of Market Square Kimco Realty has requested approval of Sketch Plan Application SK-7837-2018, outlining a plan for redevelopment of Kentlands Market Square per the 2008 Kentlands Boulevard Commercial District Master Plan. The application…

CandyCakeExplosion Sweetens Any Occasion

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Jenna Goldblatt made her first candy cake for her son Bennett’s 11th birthday.

CandyCakeExplosion has raised the bar—candy bar, that is—on confection perfection. The sweet idea came to Lakelands resident Jenna Goldblatt when she was seeking dessert alternatives for her son Bennett’s 11th birthday. Bennett loves sweets, but he wasn’t a fan of…

Business Play Day Builds Community Connections

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Winners of "The Capitol Benefits Amazing Race" are (L to R) Juliana Henao, Jackie Adams, Bruce Ulizio and Jerry Hollander.

Kentlands is booming with small businesses, but that does not mean they always join forces, or even interact. Joshua Lavine, president of Capitol Benefits, LLC, an insurance agency on Main Street, wants to change that. On Jan. 18, Lavine and…

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Parcel Plus Offers New Sunday Hours Parcel Plus, 267 Kentlands Boulevard, is now open on Sunday to better accommodate today’s busy lifestyle. Stop by on Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., to ship packages via UPS, USPS, FedEx and DHL. Parcel…

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KCF Welcomes New Executive Director Elisabeth Monaco, known to friends and family as Liz, has joined the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) as executive director. She is a 25-year Kentlands resident. Former KCF Executive Director Mariann Zylstra stepped down at the…