Shop Talk

Amy Wolff Returns to Urbana

Senior Loan Officer Amy Wolff has opened up a new office in Urbana. Formerly with NFM, Inc. in a nearby location, the Amy Wolff Team of Direct Mortgage Loans is now on the first floor at 3510 Worthington Blvd.

Direct Mortgage Loans offers a wide range of loan products including USDA, FHA, conventional, VA and rehab and construction loans. Wolff’s “dream team” consists of senior loan officer and Urbana resident Wolff, junior loan officer Roni Bray, loan officer assistant David Ayala and production manager Dale Pankow.

“With the addition of the CDA/MD mortgage program for down payment and closing costs, we can now offer down payment and closing cost assistance throughout the entire state of Maryland,” said Wolff. For more information, visit, or call 443.541.5455.

Pediatric Center Expands

The Pediatric Center, with six locations around Frederick, is moving the Urbana location to a larger space to accommodate a growing clientele. As of February 2015, the Urbana Pediatric Center is in the same building at 3400 Worthington Blvd., but on the upper level, accessible at the back of the building. Office hours for all Pediatric Center locations are 8:20 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the Taney Avenue office is also open for sick and emergency visits only on evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings. More information is available at or at 301.662.0133.

Smash Burger Open in Frederick

A new choice in burgers is now available at the FSK Gateway Shops, on Spectrum Drive across from the Frederick Scott Key Mall. Smash Burger calls itself a fast, casual better burger restaurant, where burgers and sandwiches are “smashed, seared and seasoned to order.” It also offers chicken sandwiches, assorted toppings and sides, salads, kid’s meals, plus milkshakes made with Haagen Dazs ice cream. The Denver-based company sells a special regional burger for each location. For the Maryland-Virginia-D.C. area, the Capital Burger will have apple smoked bacon, grilled onions and arugula on a French brioche bun. Check out the menu and other details online at, or call the restaurant at 240.215.3314.


1 comment for “Shop Talk

  1. January 19, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Correction on Amy Wolff phone number. It is 443.541.5545 can also reach me by cell phone at 443.463.7734

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