Monday, October 1, 2012
Life is rich in Montgomery County. We'll prove it to you.
Sometimes it takes looking back at the bad times to appreciate the good. Tomorrow, Oct. 2, is the 10-year anniversary of what became known as the DC sniper case -- a horrific chapter in local history that began in Montgomery County and became a national story. It's hard to describe to those who weren't here what it was like to fear a random bullet during routine trips to the grocery store or gas station, or to drive past playgrounds and parks empty of children, runners and bike riders. The perpetrators, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, were regulars at the YMCA of Silver Spring. New details of their time there emerge in an account in The Atlantic magazine by Jim Ross, a public health researcher. Read Ross' article here. The …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The community adds its first major retailer in decades.
Aspen Hill welcomed retailer Kohl’s to the neighborhood this week with grand opening sales and a Wednesday morning ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by county officials. Kohl’s will anchor the Northgate Plaza shopping center. Lee Development Group “has invested several million dollars” to renovate the center, the company said in a news release. Northgate Plaza also features a Michael’s craft store and a Rite Aid Pharmacy among its more than 30 tenants. The Lee family built the center, at 3901 Aspen Hill Road, in 1958. The renovation includes expanding the space occupied by Kohl’s from 46,000 square feet to 60,000 square feet. Expanding the space cost about $2.5 million, Washington Business Journal reported. The space had been occupied by …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The department store is hiring for several full-time, hourly positions.
A new Kohl's department store will celebrates its grand opening Wednesday in Aspen Hill. A Superfresh occupied the space at 3901 Aspen Hill Road, but the store closed in 2011 after its parent company filed for bankruptcy, according to the Washington Business Journal. Kohl's is hiring for the following full-time hourly positions at its Aspen Hill location: Area supervisors, customer service supervisors, department sales supervisors, operations area supervisor, jewelry sales specialist, loss prevention supervisor, shoes sales specialist and more. Update: This article has been corrected to reflect the fact that Kohl's opened earlier this week, but is celebrating its grand opening on Wednesday.