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Photos | Submitted Local businesses celebrated grand openings this month. They are (L to R) Sweet Babe’s Creamery and Sage Physical Therapy & Wellness at CasaBella Commons on Urbana Pike, Kiddie Academy of Urbana in Landon Crossing on Urbana Pike, and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy on Gateway Center Drive in Clarksburg.

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Local businesses celebrated grand openings this month. They are (L to R) Sweet Babe’s Creamery and Sage Physical Therapy & Wellness at CasaBella Commons on Urbana Pike, Kiddie Academy of Urbana in Landon Crossing on Urbana Pike, and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy on Gateway Center Drive in Clarksburg.

Jasmine Mediterranean Grill to Open in November

The iconic Jasmine flower that flourishes in the warmer Mediterranean climate is the inspiration behind the name of this family-owned restaurant looking to make its soft-opening in CasaBella Commons in early November. Look forward to enjoying your favorite classic Mediterranean delights such as tabuleh, falafel, kibbeh, hummus, grape leaves, and chicken and lamb shwarma. In addition, Jasmine will be featuring some new delights to discover such as a dessert by the name of Knafeh, an appetizer dip called M’ahamara, and a chicken dish called Mskhan, just to name a few.

“Everything will be homemade and 100 percent fresh,” owner and chef Mr. Kouja emphasized, and “all meats will have no hormones and no antibiotics and wherever possible, organic ingredients will be used.” Initially Jasmine will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They will also feature a small market and takeout section. Visit their Facebook Page: Jasmine Al-Sham Mediterranean Grill & Market. Jasmine’s is located at 3532-B Urbana Pike, 301.363.5788.

Greenbriar Dog Park Renovated

Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort just completed renovation of their off-leash dog park with new doors, new fencing and an agility training area. The privately owned Greenbriar dog park is open to the public for free seven days a week from sunup to sundown. They also generously offer free bowls of water and free dog treats for all canine guests, as well as restrooms and tours of the veterinary facility for their human escorts.

The only requirement is a registration process inside at the reception desk so that your dog’s required rabies vaccinations can be verified. The dog park is divided into two equal sections, one side for smaller dogs and the other side for larger ones. The dog park venue is available for rental for doggy birthday parties and weddings. Greenbriar is located at 3051 Thurston Road, 301.874.8880. Their website is www.greenbriarpets.com.

Kyo Sushi

The Kyo Sushi restaurant will be opening in mid-November in CasaBella Commons. The Chen family who own and operate Kyo Sushi are residents of the Villages of Urbana. They chose the name “Kyo” for their restaurant, which means “house” in Japanese, not only because the restaurant is located in a house, but also because it communicates a warm and welcoming hospitality. Their full and extensive menu is located on their website, www.kyosushimd.com, and they will be open seven days a week with very generous hours.

They will be offering dine-in as well as takeout. Their address is 3532A Urbana Pike, and their telephone number is 301.798.8415.

Live Entertainment at Dominic’s

Dominic’s Sports Bar and Grill, located in the Green Valley Shopping Center in Monrovia, features karaoke every Friday evening from 8 to 11 p.m. as well as a variety of live local bands on Saturday nights. There is no cover charge for the live entertainment and their event and entertainment schedule is posted on their Facebook page. Dominic’s is located at 11791
Fingerboard Road in Monrovia.

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