Category: Business

Growler’s Remains Closed

A Historic District Commission (HDC) meeting planned for September 1 to discuss roof repairs at Growler’s restaurant was canceled a week beforehand because the owners decided not to change the materials, according to city officials. “They are going to replace…

Groundbreaking Marks Big Start

A groundbreaking ceremony with federal, state and county officials was held for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at 9601 Medical Center Drive on September 1. The JBG Companies was selected to develop the complex as twin, seven-story buildings with a…

Kentlands Foundation Narrows Director Search

The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) has narrowed its search for the next executive director down to five finalists. KCF Chair John Schlichting said the board of directors interviewed the five candidates on September 1 and he describes the five as…

PSC Launches Pepco Investigation

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) is launching an investigation into the reliability and quality of the electric distribution service of Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) following a slew of complaints from Maryland customers after the July 25, August 5…

MedImmune: A Busy Work Site

It’s one of the largest construction sites in Montgomery County as hundreds of construction workers report to MedImmune every day to build the company’s newest tower and parking garage adjacent to Great Seneca Highway in Quince Orchard Park. Passersby may…

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Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Set for Sept. 4 Registration for the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Race and Fun Run is now open. Registration thru August 29 costs $30. The entry fees go up to $35 (in person only) on September 2 and 3 and…

Power Restored, Fallout Continues

A severe thunderstorm with winds exceeding 60 miles per hour knocked out power to over 200,000 Pepco customers in Montgomery County on July 25. The storm lasted less than 30 minutes but packed high winds that sliced through trees, knocked…

Leggett Blasts Pepco

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett blasts Pepco’s response to the July storm that left thousands without power in a letter sent to the company’s CEO on July 29. “I am at a loss to explain to county residents and business…

Staircase to MedImmune on Hold

Construction of an exterior staircase up a grassy bank along Great Seneca Highway and leading to the MedImmune campus was temporarily stopped after questions about the project were raised by The Town Courier. Gaithersburg’s Planning and Code Administration Director Greg…

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“Shop Maryland Week” Begins August 8 Just in time for back-to-school shopping, August 8 – 14 has been designated “Shop Maryland Week,” according to state officials. During this week, Marylanders can enjoy tax-free shopping on clothing and footwear under $100.…