Category: Business

Grape Escape

Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape will open at 223 Kentlands Boulevard during the third week of September, according to a note posted on the front door for passersby. The owners of the new Kentlands establishment are James and Evie Rodgers…

Kentlands Market “Thriving”

The Main Street Market is “thriving this year,” according to Gaithersburg’s Parks and Recreation and Culture Director Michele Potter. “We have added 29 new artists, replaced one farmer with a new farmer, offer flower, plants and baked goods,” said Potter.…

Shop Talk

Welcome Capital One Bank Chevy Chase Bank will begin to serve customers as Capital One Bank on September 13. For more information about how the transition will take place, www.welcometocapitalone.com. Save the Date: September 17 Birthday Celebration Whole Foods Market…

City Cites Verizon, Restoration Complaints Continue

Complaints about subpar restoration work are following Verizon as the company continues to install FiOS in the city limits of Gaithersburg. Currently, crews are digging holes for the fiber optic service in Quince Orchard Park (QOP). Community Manager Ruchita Patel…

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…