10 MoCo Firsts You May Not Know About


Montgomery County has been home to many firsts, but here are ten you not have known about:

Cava opened their first fast-casual restaurant on Bethesda Avenue in Bethesda in 2011. Cava now has 100 locations across the country.
Curtis Pride, a Kennedy High School graduate, became the first deaf baseball player in the majors since 1945.
The first Toys R Us ever was on Rockville Pike in Rockville. It opened in 1957. Read more about the local history of Toys R Us here.
First Kid, Barron Trump, attends St. Andrews Episcopal School in Potomac.
The first Jerry’s opened in Wheaton in 1964.
​Rockville native and Wootton High School graduate, Mack Hollins, caught his first touchdown against the Washington Football Team. He also won his first Super Bowl in his first season with the Eagles. He now plays for the Dolphins.
The Persian kabob chain started out in MoCo in 1989. Their first location was in Behesda.


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Katie Ledecky is the first athlete from the D.C. metro area to win AP Female Athlete of the Year. She grew up and still lives in Bethesda when she’s not at school at Stanford.
The first California Tortilla opened on Cordell Avenue in Bethesda in 1995.
Jeff Halpern is the first MoCo (and D.C. area) player to play for the Caps. He attended Churchill High School in Potomac and recently won the Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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