Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Taste of Wheaton takes place June 9 this year.
The restaurants who set up booths at the Taste of Wheaton are there each year to sell inexpensive tastes of their food to the thousands of people who come to the festival. But on June 9, one Wheaton-based nonprofit will be at the annual festival asking for food donations. Mid-County United Ministries (MUM) will be running a food drive for the Capt. Joseph A. Mattingly, Jr. Food Pantry, along with Westfield Wheaton. Westfield has announced that it is doing its own Taste of Wheaton kick-off cooking demonstration and sampling event featuring Hollywood East Café on June 7 in the mall's food court. Taste of Wheaton will take place in the Wheaton Triangle at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive in downtown Wheaton (one block north of …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Montgomery County police have released the latest crime report for the Fourth District, from April 15-23. The list published here is not comprehensive, but rather selects incidents that occurred in or near Wheaton and Glenmont. An armed robbery occurred in a bathroom at Westfield Wheaton mall, Wheaton, on Wednesday, April 17, at 4:54 p.m. The suspects threatened the victim with a weapon and obtained property. Arrested: Male, 20, from White Oak; Male, 27, from Burtonsville. A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Loxford Terrace, Silver Spring, on Saturday, April 20, between 9:50 a.m. and 12 p.m. Unforced entry; property taken. A residential burglary occurred in the 10500 block of Glenhaven Drive, Silver Spring, on Friday, …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Montgomery Art Association has moved to a different location within the Westfield Wheaton mall.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
All Cell was another of the businesses to open near the Costco in Westfield Wheaton.
All Cell, a phone accessory store, opened last week at Westfield Wheaton, the day before the Wheaton Costco. The store carries accessories for Apple, Samsung and most major phone carriers. Other businesses that have recently opened nearby in the mall: - Mayorga Coffee "Café Latino" - Tutti Frutti frozen yogurt - Choice Wine & Beer - Allure formal dresswear
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, a cookie shop closure takes center plate. One meat: If a mouse gets a cookie... that mouse could close down the bakery. The owner of Bethesda's Cookies by Design cookie shop has had her franchise agreement revoked because of a WUSA9 report on a mouse infestation at the bakery, the station reported. Cookies by Design National President Jack Long told WUSA9 he revoked the owner's franchise following the report, saying he was "appalled that an owner could allow this to happen." Read more at Bethesda Patch. Three sides: With the arrival of Costco this week come several new businesses in the Wheaton mall, selling …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The "Café Latino" model is a new one for the Rockville-based company.
The Mayorga Coffee that opened Wednesday across from the Costco in the Westfield Wheaton mall is far from a Starbucks look-alike. There's no seating, and you won't find lattes or cappuccinos on the menu. Instead of croissants or muffins, you can order empanadas, flan or Cuban pastries called pastelitos. "Some people might be shocked, but it's more in line with the coffee culture that we know," said Martin Mayorga, president and founder of Mayorga Coffee. What the Rockville-based chain is doing in Wheaton is a test model for a walk-up coffee and pastry shop, he said. He calls it "Mayorga Café Latino." "It's a big risk," Mayorga said, but he's confident that it will turn out well. The construction issues that delayed Costco's originally …
Watch a video clip of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett speaking to reporters Wednesday morning at the Wheaton Costco opening.
Standing outside the newly opened Costco in Wheaton Wednesday morning, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett talked of the $4 million subsidy that the county gave Westfield Wheaton for construction of the Costco. Related Articles on Wheaton Patch: - Costco Subsidy Passes Council (May 17, 2011) - Costco Subsidy Takes Nine Years to Pay Back, Westfield Held to Conditions (April 28, 2011) - Wheaton Costco Opens (April 10, 2013) - Photos: Inside the Wheaton Costco (April 9, 2013)
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Allure is one of the new businesses opening at the mall near the Costco.
It's prom season, and a new formal dress store has opened in the Westfield Wheaton mall. Allure sells accessories and dresses for proms, quinceñeras and other formal occasions. Most dresses are in the $100-300 price range, but luxury name-brand dresses can cost up to $1,000. Owner Dan Bishel prides himself on customer service, and the store also offers alterations. Dan Bishel and May Bishel said they hope to open another store at the Wheaton mall in mid-June, called Fashion Lady. The Bishels also operate Montgomery American Bride, located in Fair Oaks in Fairfax, VA. They hope to move the store to Montgomery Mall in Bethesda in mid-May. Allure will be open during mall hours: 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m…
The membership warehouse store opened to a flood of customers at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Westfield Wheaton mall.
After a delay of almost six months, the Wheaton Costco is open for business. Pat Fahey, the warehouse store's general manager, cut the ribbon at the entrance at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, and a line of shoppers began streaming into the store, located in the old Hecht's location at the Westfield Wheaton mall. County Executive Isiah Leggett, whose office had announced that he would be cutting the ribbon, arrived shortly before 8 a.m. and the ribbon-cutting was re-enacted, holding up more shoppers who appeared impatient to get inside the store. Fahey said he decided to cut the ribbon earlier because "we have members who are waiting to shop." Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal (D-At large) also came to the Costco opening. "This is …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Take a look inside the new Costo at the Westfield Wheaton mall.