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Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf Ranken Noodle House, serving ramen, udon and soba, is coming to the Kentlands Market Square paseo. The restaurant anticipates a spring 2020 opening

Photo | Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf
Ranken Noodle House, serving ramen, udon and soba, is coming to the Kentlands Market Square paseo. The restaurant
anticipates a spring 2020 opening

Occasions Gift Store Coming to Kentlands Market Square

Local resident Stephanie Menick is opening her second store location close to home—right on Market Street between Bath & Floor Stiles, Inc. and Kentlands Dentistry. The Cabin John location of Occasions Gift Store carries a wide selection of items, including home accessories, clothes, jewelry and more. Watch for updates on the store’s Facebook page, or visit www.occasionsgiftstore.com.

Gazebo Café Closes

Ji and Tim Sung, owners of Gazebo Café, are closing their popular bistro at 422 Main St. According to City Councilmember Robert Wu, the space’s new tenant will open as F.D. Book Café, offering food and a downstairs bookstore.

Lakeforest Mall Sold Again

WRS Inc., based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, has purchased the core of Lakeforest Mall. Anchor stores Lord & Taylor, Sears, J.C. Penney and Macy’s continue to own their pad sites and parking lots. Lord & Taylor will close at Lakeforest next month, and J.C. Penney is already closed. WRS Inc. specializes in developing anchored retail shopping centers.

Bring a Bit of Kentlands With You

College-bound residents can accessorize dorm rooms with Kentlands and Maryland memorabilia, thanks for My Big Finds.
The 215 Market St. West store has signs, photos, t-shirts and more.

Share-A-Haircut Supports Underprivileged Children

The Hair Cuttery chain will be donating back-to-school haircuts to children who need it the most this summer. Through Aug. 15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to an underprivileged child in the community.

Hair Cuttery is aiming to donate tens of thousands of free haircut certificates ahead of the new school year. Certificates will be
distributed with the help of more than 200 local government and non-profit organizations in communities across the country. The goal is for these children to associate feeling good about themselves with getting ready to head back to school.

The Kentlands Square Hair Cuttery is located at 257 Kentlands Boulevard.

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