Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Gusto Silver Spring space now available for lease

Gusto Farm to Street
closed in January at 8512 Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring. At the time, the chain said it was closed "until further notice." It's now clear that they won't be returning, however, as the space is now being marketed for lease.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Copper Canyon Grill construction update at Downtown Silver Spring (Photos)

A new structure is being constructed onto the facade outside Copper Canyon Grill at Downtown Silver Spring. The restaurant remains open for business during the work.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Islands Lounge reopens in Wheaton

Islands Lounge
, the largest Caribbean restaurant, bar and lounge in the D.C.-area, has reopened at 11300 Fern Street in Wheaton. In addition to reopening, Islands Lounge has also updated its website. You can now review your favorite dishes right on the website, share them electronically with friends, and set reminders for menu items you want to be sure to try on your next carryout or delivery order. Hours of operation will be Wednesday through Sunday, 2:00-10:00 PM.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Old Hertz rental car office in Silver Spring to become convenience store

A former Hertz rental car office at 8203 Georgia Avenue is about to get new life. The space is being taken over by a new convenience store retail business selling groceries and tobacco products, among other general merchandise. This spot was most recently home to a wig store, which closed last fall.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tobacco Hut coming to Burtonsville

Tobacco Hut
is coming to Burtonsville. Workers were busy constructing the interior of the store yesterday at the Burtonsville Town Center. Tobacco Hut appears to have several Northern Virginia locations.

Kensington bank building for sale

Want to buy a bank? For real estate investors, the question might be, want to buy a prominent crossroads property with redevelopment potential? The property at 10707 Connecticut Avenue in Kensington currently leased by Capital One bank is now for sale for $3,500,000.

Capital One has eight years and two months remaining on its lease. There are some lease extension options - two 10-year options, and one 5-year, according to the brochure prepared by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty.

Obviously, you have location, location, location at this site, which is passed by thousands of commuters in the Connecticut Avenue and University Boulevard corridors twice daily. It is only 0.4 miles from the Kensington MARC station. The 2012 Kensington sector plan recommends a maximum building height of 45' at this location.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Wayne Avenue utility relocation scheduled for Thursday in Silver Spring

Heads-up for drivers traveling Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring later this week: On or about Thursday, February 25, 2021, Purple Line-related utility relocation will take place at the intersection of Wayne and Cloverfield Road. The work is expected to take place over one night, from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Watch for lane closures in that area.