Wine Harvest Brews Fun for St. Patrick’s Day
The Wine Harvest, 114 Market St., is putting on the green for St. Patrick’s Day. They will be pouring Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s beer and running specials on corned beef and Reuben sandwiches, as well as a variety of drinks.
PMA Anticipates April Opening in New Location
Pritchard Music Academy, which has been located at 325 Main St. for more than nine years, will be moving to Kentlands Square next month. The bigger, 2700-square-foot space at 221 Kentlands Boulevard (the former Payless ShoeSource space) offers additional retail space and two more lesson rooms. Look for professional sound and lighting equipment and a drum department to be added to PMA’s current retail offerings.
Eat at Jersey Mike’s to Support Luke’s Place
As part of Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving this March, the Kentlands Square location is collecting donations for Luke’s Place, a recreation center for the developmentally disabled coming to Cumberland, Maryland.
The project was launched a few of years ago by Jersey Mike’s Team Washington owner Dan Malamis and Dr. Sean McCagh of Western Maryland Dermatology, who has organized Hooley Plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland and other developmentally disabled programs for more than 15 years.
Throughout the month of March, all Jersey Mike’s Team Washington locations will collect donations for Luke’s Place. Then on Wednesday, March 27—Jersey Mike’s nationwide Day of Giving—all Team Washington sales, every dollar that comes in, will be donated to Luke’s Place.
Malamis and McCagh hope to grow Luke’s Place into a statewide and, some day, nationwide organization. Luke’s Place will provide a space where developmentally disabled people can gather, make friends, learn and have fun.
MISC. Distillery Donates to Making Strides
Mount Airy-based Miscellaneous Distillery, a vendor at the Main Street Farmers Market and co-owned and run by Kentlands native Meg McNeill, recently donated more than $1500 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The distillery also supports Rails to Trails and Habitat for Humanity.
Lakeforest Mall Changes
According to Tom Lonergan, assistant city manager for the City of Gaithersburg, J.C. Penney at Lakeforest Mall will close within four months as part of the company’s national restructuring. J.C. Penney is one of five Lakeforest Mall owners. The core of the mall is owned by U.S. Bank, and this is currently being bidded out “invitation only.” Look for movement on this in the next month or two.
SpiceLife Indian Fare Opens in Crown
SpiceLife Indian Fare opened in Downtown Crown, 128 Ellington Boulevard, on March 6. The restaurant serves Indian/Nepalese cuisine.