The Dirt: December 2015

Well, I blew it. After writing consistently every two weeks, I fell off for roughly a month. That being said, this will be the last of #TheDirt for the year. We’ve had some setbacks this year as well as some accomplishments. The biggest item we have outstanding is our own rebrand and site rebuild. We know we promised the release a while ago, and we appreciate your patience, but we want to make sure we get it right. Expect that in the new year. On to The Dirt:

Beatesub Market & Carryout (8201 Georgia Avenue) – Beatesub Market & Carryout just opened their doors, bringing one more location for Ethiopian Cuisine to Silver Spring.

Fenton Uniform – Fenton Uniform seems to be moving down the street into the old Bell Flowers building, behind Beatesub Market & Carryout. This adds a new storefront onto the growing activity on Silver Spring Avenue.

Ellsworth Drive Stairs – A permit sits in front of the stairs on Ellsworth Drive indicating a revision of the design and art of the stairs.

Strosniders (815 Wayne Avenue) – Has completely remodeled the interior. The space seems to be more vast, and more in line with the parent brand, Ace Hardware. There seems to be significant changes to staff, as well.

Langano (8305 Georgia Avenue) – Langano is undergoing renovation over the Christmas holiday. They will be closed until 12/25, Christmas Day.

We’ll be taking a break through mid-January, so don’t expect much over the holidays. Go home and love your family. Happy Holidays and New Year, Silver Spring! See you in 2016.

Pete Tan
A DC Native, people say I'm rude and abrasive; I say I'm passionate. I've been working in marketing since 2005. My brothers and I paid Geppi's rent through the 80s and 90s. My relief at an indoor wavepool never materializing in Silver Spring is balanced by my disappointment that City Place has dozens of shuttered storefronts. I love what you've done with your hair.

5 COMMENTS
  • Jonathan Bernstein
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    Congrats on your upcoming nuptuals Pete – we’re all very excited for you. And thanks to you Nate, Megan and all for how you’ve so enlivened our community. See you in 2016!

  • Woodsider
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    The Ellsworth stairs is just part of a much more extensive redesign, specifically in/around the parking lot area fronting Georgia and Colesville. They had a public presentation a few months ago and revealed plans to get rid of the “Downtown” sign/wall/fountain, shrink the parking lot a tad, add many café dining and seating areas (some with fire pits and arbors)to the front of the historic building. The landscaping will be greatly enhanced also.

  • Natalie zanin
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    I look forward to reading your posts in 2016!

  • Bob
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    What the. The “Downtown” sign/wall/fountain is the only design feature I like about Peterson Co.’s “downtown.” The clocktower wall and miles of painted dryvit is terribly cheap looking so hopefully that’s being updated as well…is there copy of the presentation anywhere?

  • Bob
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    The Site Plan amendment that includes renderings of the renovated stairs:
    http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2016/documents/item781999002LDowntownSilverSpring-staffreport.pdf
    No mention of a redevelopment of the “Downtown” sign area at Colesville & Georgia that Woodsider brought up.

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