Category: Business

Letter to the Editor

As you may know, Peppers Taco & Wine Bar closed its doors earlier in February after completing a five-year lease term. Over the past five years we have feasted, cherished, laughed, danced and created beautiful memories we will hold dear…

Taco Daddy Brings Fresh Food, Fresh Take on 555 Quince Orchard

Photo | Phil Fabrizio Chef Damian Portugez sends a plate of tacos ready to be served through the kitchen window.

When Kentlands resident Neel Kamal opened a second, lively Taco Daddy Cantina & Tequila Bar (the original Taco Daddy in downtown Frederick was opened about a year ago) in the Quince Diamond Executive Center at 555 Quince Orchard Road, he…

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Photo | Nora Fitzpatrick Covered in snow, the Kentlands Mansion is a popular wedding venue all year long.

Mansion Wins 2019 Couples’ Choice Kentlands Mansion received the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for a seventh time. “Kentlands Mansion received this esteemed award based on their outstanding experience working with real newlyweds. WeddingWire features more than three million reviews, and…

MorFIT Promises a Well-Run Hometown Gym

Photo | Submitted The former Gold’s Gym North Potomac is now MorFIT Gym.

Morgan Barnes appears to have just what the former Gold’s Gym North Potomac needed. Effective Jan. 15, she took over the facility, renamed MorFIT Gym, with plans and “confidence in my ability to give members the comfortable and high-level experience”…

Town Architect Urges Design Changes for Luxury Apartment Building

Illustrations | Duany Plater-Zyberk DPZ’s suggested redesign for entry from Kentlands Boulevard along the new Commerce Square Place incorporates more public space and adds more parking.

Kentlands Town Architect Marina Khoury, a partner with Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), shared suggestions for Kimco’s Phase 2 redevelopment of Kentlands Market Square at the Jan. 23 Kentlands Citizens Assembly Board (KCA) meeting. Proposed is a six-story luxury apartment building with…

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Chaat and Dosa Indian Café Now Open The owners of Hot Breads have opened a new casual dining restaurant, the Chaat and Dosa Indian Café at 70 Market St. The Hot Breads bakery remains next door at 69 Market St.…

Friends Team Up to Empower Women

Photo | Submitted Women in Uriel Casas’ self-defense class enjoyed a wine and cheese happy hour at Bella Ballet afterwards.

Bella Ballet is typically filled with bubbly little girls dressed in pink leotards and tutus, working on perfecting their plies and tendus. However, this Saturday afternoon the mood was more serious, as the Kentlands ballet studio hosted a self-defense class…

Kimco Contemplates Phase 2

Photo | Pam Schipper Existing tenants Buca di Beppo, the U.S. Post Office, My Gym and Orangetheory Fitness will be relocated within the center during Phase 2, which will bring luxury apartments and a garage to Block F.

Kimco’s long-term plan for Kentlands Market Square envisions a true mixed use development with residential added. Phase 1 commercial is well underway with completion of new facades by the end of this current quarter and anticipated opening of the paseo…

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Capitol Benefits Kicks Off 2019 With Home Run Brian Mitchell, NBC Sports Washington Redskins analyst and former Redskins player, spoke to Capitol Benefits staff on Jan. 9. The 2019 kickoff meeting focused on “Becoming Your Best Self.” Kira Sansone, Capitol…