Showing posts with label grand opening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grand opening. Show all posts

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rita's Italian Ice grand opening this Saturday in Derwood

Rita's Italian Ice will celebrate its official grand opening at 7211 Muncaster Mill Road tomorrow, Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Derwood. Buy one treat, get one free all day long. There will also be a custard-eating contest, t-shirt unraveling contest, and taste-testing contest, along with other activities. Find out what their flavors of the day are each day by liking their Facebook page.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Salvation Army Family Store opens in Rockville (Photos)

Rockville's newest thrift store is now open for business. The Salvation Army Family Store opened on Saturday in the former Pier 1 store building at 1590 Rockville Pike. There's something for everyone at the Salvation Army store.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Dunkin' Donuts to celebrate grand opening this Saturday in Rockville

After a delay of a few days, the new Dunkin' Donuts at 1800 Rockville Pike opened its doors on Tuesday. Their rescheduled grand opening celebration will be this Saturday, October 8, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

As planned before, you will still be able to get a free small hot or iced coffee this week through Saturday, October 8. In addition, during the grand opening celebration this Saturday, there will be prizes and samples, and a balloonist and magician. WASH FM will be broadcasting from the store between 10:00 AM and noon during the event.

The new location is in the Galvan development near the Twinbrook Metro station. Street and garage parking are available on-site.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection grand opening September 1 in Rockville

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection has an evening of events planned for its grand opening on Thursday, September 1, at Rockville Town Square. The night will begin with a special dance performance on the square at 6:30 PM.

A ribbon cutting will follow. The new studio will be open afterward for tours and sample classes. DCDC is located at 152 Gibbs Street.

Friday, September 25, 2015

New Rockville Pike bank recalls Rockville history (Photos)

Rockville history buffs may want to attend the Grand Opening of a TD Bank on Rockville Pike this weekend. This new branch is in the Pike District, south of the city boundary. It opens this Saturday in the Montrose Crossing shopping center at 12003 Rockville Pike. Between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Saturday, they'll be providing food, giveaways, "fun and games", and - of course - banking offers.

Green features at the bank include solar panels, modern-design bike parking, LEED certification, and native plants growing in the landscaped area outside.

The bank also has an interesting easter egg inside that hints at the future of this site, which is currently labeled many things - Rockville by the USPS, North Bethesda by many, White Flint by many others, but newly branded as the Pike District. All of that nomenclature may be irrelevant in the not-so-distant future.

That's because there is real potential that the City of Rockville may eventually extend southward to Montrose Parkway, as more unincorporated territory is annexed by the city. The possibility is such that it frequently comes up in discussions of the city's Planning Commission regarding long-range annexation plans.

Tour the bank, and you'll find a premonition of that future on display. A display recalls a historic drugstore in Rockville's now-demolished and redeveloped downtown. That drugstore was built in the 1880s, and is known to many as Vinson's Drugstore, after it was bought in 1911 by Robert William "Doc" Vinson. But a previous owner of the store was D.F. Owens. 

A document on the Rockville website says the drugstore was also a popular gathering place for city politicians, and that President Woodrow Wilson once personally traveled there to buy Wolfhound tablets (they don't say what Wolfhound tablets were, though...). The building was torn down in 1962, and replaced with an office building during Rockville's "urban renewal" craze. According to Joanna Church of the Montgomery County Historical Society, artifacts from the drugstore can be found today in the Stonestreet Museum and Rockville Memorial Library (which has the store's soda fountain in one of its meeting rooms).

Here in this mural inside the bank is Owens Drug Store, as it looked at some point between the 1880s and 1911.
It's particularly interesting because the bank is not near the site of the former drugstore. But the bank will now be perfectly positioned if it finds itself annexed into the City of Rockville one day - the historic mural already on the wall in anticipation.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar has announced it will open its new White Flint/Rockville location on Thursday, August 15.

The opening will begin at 6:00 PM that evening with a ribbon cutting. A dinner featuring some of Paladar's most-popular dishes will follow. The cost of dinner will be $40 per person, not including gratuity. 100% of the dinner's proceeds will go to the Manna Food Center right here in Montgomery County.

Paladar co-president Andy Himmel says this is just the first example of how the restaurant will actively engage with the local community. "Manna Food Center, committed to providing food, food education and advocacy for residents of Montgomery County, is the right match for Paladar," he says.

The 180-seat restaurant will be located in JBG's North Bethesda Market development on Rockville Pike in White Flint. Free parking will be available after 5 PM weekdays, and all day on weekends, in the restaurant lot off of Woodglen Drive.

Inspired by the cuisines of Cuba and Central and South America, Paladar's menu will feature favorites like Grilled Skirt Steak and Fish Tacos. Its Rum Bar will stock over 50 flavored, spiced, white and gold, dark and aged runs. Best of all, you can order rum flights and tasting size pours.

Appetizers will include a chip platter featuring plantain, yucca, malanga and tortilla chips, and 3 kinds of guacamole for dipping purposes.

There will be 2 patios for outdoor dining.

Paladar's hours will be:

Sunday-Thursday: 11 AM - 11 PM

Friday-Saturday: 11 AM - 1 AM

Brunch Sat./Sun.: 11 AM - 3 PM

Happy Hour: 4-7 PM every day

Late Night Happy Hour Sun.-Thurs.: 9-11 PM

To make reservations for opening night on August 15, call 301-816-1100 weekdays between 9 AM and 6 PM. Hurry!