News Around MoCo, 5/8/17 Edition

Staples on Georgia Avenue has closed permanently (Silver Spring).

​After 41 years, Seneca Valley held the last sporting event at the stadium last Thursday (Germantown).

The five most challenging schools in Maryland are located in Montgomery County, according to the Washington Post’s list of most challenging schools in the nation. Full list available here:(

Brio Tuscan Grille, located on the corner of Rockville Pike and Executive Blvd. (North Bethesda) has closed permanently.

The brand new Spring/Summer 2017 menu has rolled out at Cava Mezze locations (Olney/Rockville).

Peruvian Chicken and Grill will be opening soon in Damascus.

The creators of Serial (including host Sarah Koenig) will be at Strathmore on May 11th (North Bethesda).

Le Madeleine in Silver Spring has closed permanently.

The principal of Kensington Parkwood Elementary School that set up a “smash space” for teacher will step down following this school year (Kensington).

Class 520 (Thai ice cream) has opened a second MoCo location in Bethesda.

Takoma Beverage Co. (coffee, beer, cocktails, and wine) will open in Takoma Park this month or next.

MoCo liquor stores used to card people that “looked under 35.” Starting July 1st, everyone will be carded.

Pie 360, Coal Fire’s quick pizza experiment, has closed after just 5 months off of Twinbrook Parkway (Rockville).

The MoCo Council voted unanimously to pass a bill that would fine owners of abandoned homes to avoid eyesores that attract crime and reduce property value (per WTOP).

MoCo Police will be visiting MCPS schools to enforce cell phone and seat belt laws in and around the schools (parking lots, drop-off/pick-up loops, etc.).

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