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Silver Spring: still awesome. The world has been shook by the news of Fenton Street Market’s departure from Veteran’s Plaza. It reemphasizes the diffusion of attention to other areas of Silver Spring besides the intersection of Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive. While Ellsworth Place is bringing new indoor shopping on Ellsworth Street, development is running rampant throughout the surrounding areas.
With a Rite Aid about to move into the old Wells Fargo/Long & Foster on Georgia Avenue in the Zalco Building, and several ready, yet empty, retail spaces on Cameron street, there could emerge another shopping area. The Octave promises new condos across the street from Fenwick Beer & Wine, and that’s only the first of several buildings to be redeveloped, including Alexander House.
All of that being said, what is Silver Spring still missing? What types of businesses would help round out the offering? A few things I’d still like to see: a bigger skate park, a full fledged bakery, and a parking garage rooftop park. What about you?
On to the updates:
Fenton Street Market (Address TBD) – Fenton Street Market is moving from Veteran’s Plaza. The very last date that you’ll be able to patronize them in that location is December 19. For any noobs out there, this is actually the second time FSM has moved. The original location used to be in the parking lot at Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue. FSM Boss Lady and Silver Spring Inc homie, Megan Moriarty, has a few potential locations, but is still exploring all of her options for 2016. If you’ve got a great spot, let her know. In the meantime, FSM has tons of great shopping options for December.
- Check out their dope new site, Shop Silver Spring.
- Holidaze is returning for its second year at Pyramid Atlantic from December4-23.
- Holiday Market Mash Ups with Whole Foods December 3rd, 10th and 17th.
Sligo Cafe (923 Sligo Avenue) – Sligo Cafe recently closed their doors to revovate. New owner, Jung-Ah Park is turning the cozy restaurant into a Korean joint with hopes of opening in December. Check out their Kickstarter campaign if you want to help make that happen.
**Correction (H/T Woodsider) 8621 Georgia Avenue – An as of yet unnamed 16 floor, 292-unit with ground floor retail has broken ground. This was originally posted as the Lee Development Group’s new offices.