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Photo | Submitted Attorneys Rada and Manny Machin will open the full-service Machin Law Firm on Feb. 3 in the Turning Point shopping center.

Photo | Submitted
Attorneys Rada and Manny Machin will open the full-service Machin Law Firm on Feb. 3 in the Turning Point shopping

Law Firm Opens at Turning Point

Two Urbana residents, husband and wife Manuel “Manny” Machin, Esq. and Rada Machin, Esq., are opening the second and primary location of The Machin Law Firm, LLC at 8923 Fingerboard Road on Monday, Feb. 3.

The Machin family moved to Urbana in 2018 and started establishing their personal and professional roots as soon as they arrived in Frederick County. “Our new Urbana office will be the epicenter of our operations,” said Rada Machin. “We want to make an impact on our community in a positive way.”

The Machins started their firm in 2016 in Rockville, Maryland. Machin Law is a full-service law firm offering legal representation in family law, business law, estate planning, DUI/traffic, personal injury and immigration.

The boutique firm is trying to change the narrative around lawyering. “We understand that clients come to us for legal advice, and sometimes, at the worst parts of their lives,” said Manny Machin. “It is our job to navigate muddy legal waters and counsel them through both the good and the bad of their case.”

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Urbana Pharmacy Holds Grand Opening

Tola Dara, Urbana resident, pharmacist and owner of Urbana Pharmacy, celebrated with a grand opening on Jan. 25. The 3420 Worthington Boulevard, Suite B compounding pharmacy opened its doors at the end of November.

Kite Pharma Anticipates 2022 Completion

Kite Pharma, a California-based biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative cancer immunotherapies, has been constructing a new biologics manufacturing facility on a 20-acre site in the Urbana Corporate Center. This facility will continue Kite’s work on a cutting-edge treatment for cancer called CART therapy, which uses bioengineering to retrain a patient’s infection-fighting white blood cells to destroy cancer cells. According to a company spokesperson, construction should be complete by 2022.

Pumpernickel + Rye Opens Deli Case

Customers can now purchase deli salads and meats by the pound at Pumpernickel + Rye, 3538 Urbana Pike. The deli is the creation of sister-owners Amy Nesbit, executive chef, and Megan Hook, general manager.

Comus Inn Temporarily Closed

The Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, is under new ownership and temporarily closed for renovations. According to their website, the inn will be a “family-friendly, community-driven, agritourist destination for both dining & play!”

Launch of the new inn will be summer 2020. For more information, visit


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