Shop Talk

GGCC Holiday Mixer Collects 50 Toys for Toys for Tots

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Give Thanks” Cocktail Mixer at Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape, 223 Kentlands Boulevard, contributed 50 toys to the store’s annual Toys for Tots drive. This is the seventh year that Pinky and Pepe Rodgers have sponsored the GGCC holiday mixer. Attendees gave thanks for each other—the support shown through advice and generosity.

Vasili’s Kitchen to Open Dec. 6

According to an announcement from the restaurant, Vasili’s Kitchen will open in Kentlands Market Square on Dec. 6. The 4,000-square-foot space triples the size of the original restaurant. The Vasilis family has owned and operated Vasilis Mediterranean Grill on Main Street for 15 years.

My Big Finds Celebrates First Anniversary

Mark your calendars for the My Big Finds SELL-ABRATION on Thursday, Dec. 15, 4 to 8 p.m. The 215 Market St. West store celebrates its first anniversary with live music by Kentlands Acoustic Jam and light refreshments.

Lipstick Lounge Receives 2016 Best Businesses of Gaithersburg Award

Lipstick Lounge recently was selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Gaithersburg Award in the Used category by the Best Businesses of Gaithersburg Award Program. This is the second time since 2014 that Lipstick Lounge has been selected for this award.

Fleet Feet Sports Plans Annual Caroling Fun Run

Run or walk from restaurant to restaurant on Thursday, Dec. 15. You’ll sing a holiday tune and enjoy treats at each stop. A $20 donation is requested. This will be donated to support young adults with osteosarcoma. For more information on the Caroling Fun Run that begins 6:30 p.m. at the 255 Kentlands Boulevard store, visit