Retro Moco Ads: 1990

Retro Moco Ads: 1990
This week we travel back 30 years to 1990..

Cable TV Montgomery
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Before Verizon, Xfinity and COX, Cable TV Montgomery was the area’s cable provider throughout the 80’s and 90’s.

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Who else got their Christmas trees at Hechinger?

Wheaton Plaza
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Wheaton Plaza is now Westfield Wheaton. While many people gave up on this mall years ago, it now features COSTCO, Target, and a Choice Wine & Beer. Who remembers Montgomery Wards?

Back to the Future 
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Dive-In Movie 1990
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DC Party Box 2020

Back in 1990 you could watch Back to the Future at the “Dive-in Move” at Stedwick Pool. In 2020,  the classic film was shown at DC Party Box’s drive-in theater in Rockville.

Montgomery Village Center
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We’ve been posting a lot about the Montgomery Village Center lately; here’s some advertisements from their grand reopening exactly 30 years ago!
The Bob’s Big Boys turned into a Shoney’s in the mid-90’s before becoming Denny’s in 2000. The building was demolished in 2019 and is now the site of Bank of America.
RIP Shcenck’s…..

Mr. Fingers
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Mr. Fingers had several locations in Moco. It’s Snouffer School location is now Ay! Jalisco and the Muddy Branch location is now home to First Watch.

The Toy Place

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The Toy Place closed back in 1992. In 2020, it’s almost impossible to find a toy store in the area.
Back in August one of the last toy stores in Moco, Toy Castle in Potomac, closed after 41 years in business. 

Did you know that the very first Toys R Us was in Rockville?

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Karen joined the Well-Paid Maids team as a cleaner in January 2021, and she was recently promoted to an operations manager! This well-deserved promotion is part of Well-Paid Maids' effort to deliver better customer service with responses to phone calls and emails seven days a week. To celebrate Karen's promotion, we caught up with her to learn more about her time at Well-Paid Maids, the area's only certified living-wage cleaning company.

 1. Why Well-Paid Maids?

Karen: I saw the company was paying a living wage and had great benefits. Also, they were very flexible with my schedule, especially since I have kids.

 2. How has it been working at Well-Paid Maids?

Karen: I feel very appreciated at the company. This is the first job where I feel I'm able to speak about any issue and that management will support me.

 3. How has working at Well-Paid Maids benefitted you?

Karen: Because Well-Paid Maids pays a living wage, I can now spend more time with my kids and not work double shifts like I did at my old job.

 4. How do you plan to spend your PTO this year?

Karen: I look forward to traveling to El Salvador to visit my family there.

 5. How would you describe Well-Paid Maids as an employer in three words?

Appreciated, valued and opportunity

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Washington City Paper is hosting its annual Best of D.C. contest -- and Well-Paid Maids is eyeing the Best Maid Service category. If you missed it: Well-Paid Maids has secured first place for the past three years. Can you help us snag gold again? Simply go to the ballot and write in your vote for the best maid service. In case you need a refresher before you vote, Well-Paid Maids is the only certified living-wage cleaning company in the D.C. area. We pay our cleaners, who are W-2 employees, at least $24 an hour and offer benefits like insurance, 24 paid days off per year and more. Voting is open until June 10 at 5 p.m., and the winner will be announced July 18. (We'll keep you posted!) Thank you for your support -- and if you still haven't booked a spring cleaning yet, now is the time!

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Movie being filmed in McLean, VA, needs your support

A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:

This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.


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