The Dirt: October 2016

We’re back! Finally. We appreciate your patience as we got a few things in order. Since it’s been nearly half a year since our last update, we have some fairly dated new, but we hope to be able to post more regularly as the craziness of summer has come to a close. We hope you like our new website, and you’ve purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of marketing services from us already. Tell your rich friends, too!

United Therapeutics – The parking lot at Colesville Road and Cedar Street has been demolished in preparartion for building the newest addition to the United Therapeutics. Also, if you didn’t know, they have some fresh Ralph Steadman artwork on their website and leadership page.

Corner Market (8309 Grubb Rd) – Owners of Chevy Chase Supermarket are opening “a complete neighborhood market”. The wheel goes round and round. When I was growing up a 5 minute walk from this location just inside DC, Rock Creek Supermarket was in the place of Rock Creek Sports Club. Over two decades since it left, a new market comes to replace it.

Veridian Salon (1133 East-West Hwy) – The ground floor of the Veridian will have a tenant, after countless years of vacancy. Between this salon and the European Waxing Spa in downtown, perhaps this is further sign of higher end businesses coming to Silver Spring.

European Waxing Spa (811 Wayne Ave) – The empty space formerly occupied by Metamorphosis will be filled by a European Waxing Spa. Adding to Veridian Salon, Silver Spring is about to be a very well-groomed unincorporated area of Montgomery County.

Not Your Average Joes (8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153) – Taking over the spot that used to be Marakesh, Not Your Average Joes kitchen bar is the latest in the makeover of Ellsworth Place. Think a fancier version of TGIFridays.

Silver Cycles (8307 Dixon Ave) – Silver Cycles moved into the Ripley District on the ground floor of 1155 apartments. With Silver Spring’s expansion of dedicated bicycle routes, user should have a local source for all their needs.

The Octave (1320 Fenwick Ln) – New, actual condos have been built in downtown Silver Spring (for real, Downtown Silver Spring), as opposed to the countless apartment buildings going up.

The Pearl (180 High Park Lane) – The Blairs are closing in on completing their latest development, The Pearl.

Taylor Gourmet (8535 Fenton St) – Taylor Gourmet is the latest high profile chain to join the rush of fast casual restaurants eager to provide meals for Silver Spring residents and workers. Taking over the old Pacers location, Taylor Gourmet brings Phildelphia-style submarine roll sandwiches (a term I use to frustrate my friends from Philadelphia who insist on “Hoagie”).

Fenton Cafe Expansion (8311 Fenton St) – Fenton Café quietly expanded into the adjacent unit, nearly doubling its size… which means double the crépes.

All In One Repair (8113 Fenton St) – The Vault smoke shop has been replaced by All In One Repair, which offers repair for all of your electronics needs.


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.

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