Shop Talk

Tommy Joe’s Closed New Year’s Day

Tommy Joe’s Kentlands location went out in style with a New Year’s Eve party before closing its Kentlands location doors for good on New Year’s Day. Their Bethesda location remains open. According to Aileen Cullen, assistant vice president with Saul Centers, Saul has several parties interested in the Tommy Joe’s Kentlands location but no formal agreements yet.

Stay Tuned for Artists on Market

The pop-up Holiday Art Market at 201 Market St. West closed Dec. 23, but an artist collective plans to open at the same location soon. You can find information about the gallery and artist workspace in Kentlands Market Square at www.facebook.com/Artists-on-Market-1165628410206488.

Photo | Submitted Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg’s annual holiday caroling run on Dec. 21 spread cheer around the neighborhood with stops at Coal Fire, Tommy Joe's, Vasili's Kitchen and Pinky & Pepe's. Sprightly carolers made merry at an after-caroling party at Pinky & Pepe’s.

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Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg’s annual holiday caroling run on Dec. 21 spread cheer around the neighborhood with stops at Coal Fire, Tommy Joe’s, Vasili’s Kitchen and Pinky & Pepe’s. Sprightly carolers made merry at an after-caroling party at Pinky & Pepe’s.

Bubble Tea Coming to Main Street

Bobapop with cafes in Hanoi, Vietnam, is coming to Kentlands’ Main Street this spring. Bobapop offers “bubble tea, reimagined,” according to the website. For opening updates, visit www.bobapop.com.

A New Challenge for the New Year at Kentlands Nutrition

Kentlands Nutrition, 240 Main St., launches a new weight-loss challenge on Jan. 9 designed to help you lose weight, build muscle and win cash. The recently completed seven-week weight loss challenge gave out $2100 to first-, second- and third-place winners. The next Jan. 9 through Feb. 20 challenge features live and online weigh-ins. Call 301.573.1381 or visit kentlandsnutrition.com for more information.

Edible Arrangements Delivered Joy and Comfort at Holidays

Newly open in mid-October, Edible Arrangements in Kentlands enjoyed their first holiday season. “We recently delivered several arrangements on a street where a lady had ordered them for her neighbors to wish them happy new year,” said Iram Shahzad who owns the Kentlands store with her husband, Khurram. “Although the majority of arrangements were happy occasions where people are sending season’s greetings and wishes for the holidays, we also delivered to homes where during the holiday season, there has been illness or passing away and a nice arrangement and a thoughtful message from a friend or family member is much appreciated and makes a difference.”

Shahzad said their goals for the new year are to become more a part of the vibrant Kentlands community. With their new smoothie bar, the Shahzads and staff look forward to meeting more residents—especially when the weather warms and people need a healthy respite.

Photo | Submitted Pritchard Music Academy musicians perform holiday classics at Washingtonian Rio.

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Pritchard Music Academy musicians perform holiday classics at Washingtonian Rio.

PMA Ensembles Max Out Holiday Season

Pritchard Music Academy (PMA) musicians gave a stunning 34 performances in 30 days, spreading holiday cheer far and wide. PMA co-owner and music director Becky Pritchard said, “Some of our highlights this year included National Tree Lighting in DC, National Zoo for ZooLights, Kentlands Arts Barn (twice), Fitzgerald Theater, Jingle Jubilee, Washingtonian Rio, Lakeforest Mall, Asbury Methodist Village (Hefner Hall and Wilson Center), Wreaths Across America, back to DC and Ellipse Park, Breakfast with Santa (twice), two holiday recitals at the Kentlands Mansion, Caroling in the Kentlands and back to the Arts Bar for a Holiday Concert. What an amazing season this has been!”

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