Kentlands Update: What’s New and What’s Coming Soon (March 2024)

Below you’ll see a list of recently opened, closed and coming soon tenants to the Kentlands neighborhood in Gaithersburg:

Coming Soon- Prime IV Hydration and Wellness: Prime IV Hydration and Wellness has signed on to take the last remaining vacant location in the new Kentlands paseo, between Vine Alley and Neal’s Bagels.

Prime IV offers treatments And IV infusions provided by medically licensed staff to help with hydration, athletic performance, anti-aging, hangover recovery, weight management, immunity boosts, altitude sickness, jet lag recovery, and more.

Prime IV opened its first Montgomery County location at 4923 Elm Street Bethesda, the former home of arts & crafts shop All Fired Up. They have plans to open additional Montgomery County locations in North Bethesda and Olney. Construction will begin soon and an opening is possible later this year.

Photo Courtesy Prime IV Hydration and Wellness

New- Smoke World: A store that specializes in vape and tobacco products recently opened at 204 Main St., next to Grilled Oyster Co. The space was recently home to The Beauty Getaway and previously the longtime home of Alluring Smiles.


New- Poke Bros:
In November, Poke Bros opened its first Maryland location at 107 Market St W, in the space that was previously home to Next Day Blinds. An additional DMV location is also set to open soon in Lorton, VA. More bout Poke Bros: After the founders were introduced to the Hawaiian staple on a trip to California. The appeal of this fast and casual-while healthy-concept immediately inspired the founders to begin thinking how they could bring this unique dish to the midwest. From its inception, we were confident the foodies of Columbus would love the poké concept, but wanted to provide an inexpensive and accessible product in the larger market. After some intense research and trial and error, the Poké Bros founders developed their own brand of poké bowl flavor they are proud to share and call their own. Modeling similar assembly line casual dining concepts, we developed a unique way to build your “sushi in a bowl” and have fun doing so! As the poké movement has caught on, Poké Bros has rapidly expanded into multiple states across the Midwest and East Coast, offering the same fresh and authentic cuisine to a wider range of customers. We will continue to stick to our roots, as Poké Bros continues to grow, and offer only the best fresh ingredients that fill you up but don’t slow you down.

Image courtesy Poke Bros

New- Carmen’s Italian Ice: Carmen’s Italian Ice recently partnered with the owners of Kung Fu Tea at 130 Market St and is now open in the portion of the location that was previously occupied by Tutti Frutti. Earlier this year Carmen’s partnered with the Clarksburg Market at 23329 Frederick Rd to open a similar concept in Clarksburg. About Carmen’s: It started with a simple idea. Introduce homemade gourmet Italian Ice to the Washington DC area. Jason Mandler – a native of Parsippany, New Jersey – opened Carmen’s Italian Ice & Cafe in Rockville, MD in 2001. Tracing its roots back to Philly and South Jersey where this dessert has been a mainstay for years, Carmen’s offers homemade, gourmet Italian Ice in over 60 flavors. It also now offers frozen custard, shakes, and a toppings bar.
Carmen's Italian Ice is Coming to Kentlands - The MoCo Show

New- Ledo Pizza Corner Shoppe at Kentlands Giant: Ledo Pizza Corner Shoppe has opened its fourth Montgomery County location at Giant Food located at 229 Kentlands Blvd. (Serviced by Ledo Pizza on Darnestown Rd.). Ledo opened its first Montgomery County Corner Shoppe location in Olney earlier year and followed it up with the opening of the Orchard Center Corner Shoppe. Recently, the third Corner Shoppe opened within the Burtonsville Giant.  The “Corner Shoppe” offers take and bake pizza that allows customers to take home a frozen pizza to bake themselves at a later time. The store will also offer hot pizzas from the oven as well.

Courtesy Ledo Pizza

Relocating- Jessa Medical Supply: Jessa Medical Supply has relocated from its current location at 112 Market St, to 235 Kentlands Boulevard (previously Loyal Companion). According to its website, “Jessa Medical Supply, Inc., provides a wide range of medical supplies, as well as personal aid products for use in the home. We offer more than 15,000 high-quality products to meet diverse needs. We commonly assist seniors, people who are disabled, people recovering from injuries, and people with unique needs. Our products are well made and reasonably priced, and you will appreciate our long warranty period.”

Coming Soon- Scenthound: Scenthound has signed on to open a new location in Gaithersburg, taking the location that was previously home to Edible Arrangements near Bonefish. This will either be the first or second Montgomery County Scenthound location to open, as it has also signed on to open another Montgomery County location in the Clarksburg Village Center. Scenthound is a national grooming salon with over 30 locations either open or coming soon across various states. Scenthound offers a basic hygiene package that includes a bath, ear cleaning, nail trimming and teeth brushing with add-on options that include a blow dry and brush out, or haircut for dogs with longer fur. An opening date is not available.

Coming Soon- Potomac Cookie Co.: Coming soon signage is up at Potomac Cookie Co. at 109A Market St in the Kentlands Square shopping center in Gaithersburg, near Moby Dick and the upcoming Poke Bros. Potomac Cookie Co. is known for its “giant size” 4oz cookies and flavors include Choco-delight, Da Fudge, Dorothy’s Slippers, Double Dutch,  Peebee ‘n’ Yay!, and S’more Love. Construction is currently underway on the interior of the store and we’re told the restaurant is expected to open this winter.

New- F45 Training
F45, which has been opening locations across Montgomery County with recent openings in Potomac and Olney, is coming to Gaithersburg with an upcoming Kentlands location. The company had pre-Covid plans to make a move into Gaithersburg’s Rio Lakefront, which fell through, but has signed on to take over the space that was recently closed for a few years and previously home to Subway (between Caspian House of Kabob and the recently closed Edible Arrangements). F45 offers consumers functional 45-minute workouts that are effective, fun and community-driven. F45 utilizes proprietary technologies including a fitness programming algorithm and a digitally-enabled delivery platform that leverages a rich content database of thousands of unique functional training movements to offer new workouts each day and provide a standardized experience across F45’s global franchise. Construction is currently ongoing and no opening date has been announced.

New- Ed Studio Cake & Dessert: Ed Studio opened last summer at 360 Main St in Gaithersburg (former site of SPAGnVOLA chocoltier). The bakery, which is named after its owner Ed, specializes in Chinese desserts, milk tea, and birthday cakes.

New- Silky Gem: Silky Gem, which offers crystal candies inspired by Vietnamese Lunar new year traditions, is now open at 332 Main St in Gaithersburg’s Kentlands neighborhood. The store has been described as the first crystal candy shop to open in the United States.

New- Artichoke Art Studio: Artichoke Art Studio is a “professional art studio in the Washington D.C. area offering classes for all levels, from ages 2 – 103, with a wide variety of mediums.” It opened last September at 309 Main St. in the space that was recently home to Kentlands Photography Cafe and the longtime home of the Town Paper (publisher of The Town Courier from 2003-2020).

Coming Soon – Health Pack Meals: Health Pack Meals founder Levon Meliksetyan, or Lev, is a personal trainer in Montgomery County who decided to create a way to make healthy meal options easily accessible. In 2018 he founded Health Pack Meals with the simple idea that healthy eating should be easy, accessible, convenient, and delicious. He will be opening a storefront for his company at 340 Main St. in Gaithersburg’s Kentlands neighborhood that will allow for clients wishing to avoid delivery fees on standard subscription and those with one-time orders to have the option of picking up their meals at the store.

Coming Soon- Quincy’s Clubhouse: Back in June we reported that Quincy’s has officially signed a lease to bring its new concept, Quincy’s Club House, to 245 Kentlands Blvd. The country club style restaurant, bar, and golf venue will be taking over the location that was recently home to Not Your Average Joe’s. Fans of the original Quincy’s, located just a couple miles away at 616 Quince Orchard Rd, will be happy to hear that there is no current plan to close the existing bar and grille and that ownership believes both restaurant are sustainable due to the difference in concepts.

Quincy’s was approached by a golf professional who will run the golf-side of things. TrackMan, is the system that will be used for golf games, lessons, practice, and more. It will allow also for leagues that would provide customers with the experience of playing against people all across the world or country. Existing venues like Five Iron Golf (nearby locations in Baltimore and DC and many more across the country) have similar offerings on the golf-side and  Quincy’s Club House will allow you to play against their members as well.

Non-golfers need not worry, as Quincy’s Club House will also be home to a full-service restaurant and bar. The restaurant will offer a full-service breakfast during the week and a “heavy brunch” on weekends. New cocktails and higher end wine will also be available through the bar in addition to the regular drink menu. A deli featuring Boar’s Head items will be available and the dinner menu will offer a variety of steak, seafood, pastas and more.

Leagues, memberships, and even club-fittings and private lessons will be a part of the offerings. A private simulator area for businesses and other organizations to participate in team-building activities or hold special events will also be available. Each of the simulators will have couches, tvs (so you can watch games or even talk to people you’re playing against) and the ability to choose between a driving range, or simulated course from across the world. An opening timeframe has not yet been announced.

Closed- Baby Bar: Baby Bar, a concept that provided a space where parents could go with their young children where they could each grab a bite and just play, closed its doors on December 2. The unique concept opened at 375 Main St. in Gaithersburg’s Kentlands neighborhood this past summer. Owner Carolynne Nowrouzi was raised in MoCo and looked to offer “food, fun, and socializing” where “you enjoy a coffee and a bite, while your little ones get yummy food and a baby-friendly place to play!” Her announcement via Facebook states that she has made the decision to not renew the lease so she can spend more time with her family and working on her other business.

Coming Soon- Quincy’s Club House: Las summer we let you know that Quincy’s officially signed a lease to bring its new concept, Quincy’s Club House, to 245 Kentlands Blvd. The country club style restaurant, bar, and golf venue will be taking over the location that was recently home to Not Your Average Joe’s. We have not received an update regarding a possible opening timeframe. More here.

Coming Soon- Bach to Rock: Bach to Rock, a longtime tenant at 212 Boardwalk Place at Gaithersburg’s Rio Lakefront, will be moving from the location later this year. We spoke with a representative from Bach to Rock Gaithersburg who told us that the music school will be moving to the Kentlands later this year. More here.

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