- Romano's Macaroni Grill, located at the top of DTSS since the development first opened, has closed without fanfare. I was never a fan, and based on the number of one star Yelp! reviews, neither were most people. I'm not sure I ever ate there when it wasn't an unfortunate choice for a work lunch. That's a big hole to fill, so hopefully Peterson has something new (and far better) lined up. Something along the lines of a Gordon Biersch would probably succeed in that spot.
- While it received a reprieve and was allowed to open for two nights this year, the Haunted Garden is not out of the (haunted) woods yet. There is a hearing scheduled for November 5th where a judge will rule on whether it will be permitted to operate in the future. I went on the first of the two nights it was open, and the line to get in stretched down the block. There's no way to say for sure if all the publicity drastically increased attendance, but I wouldn't be surprised. We had someone at our house the week prior giving us an estimate on some work, and he was asking if the Haunted Garden was nearby, as he had heard about it on the news (and this guy was from NoVa).
- DC is considering extending streetcar service to Silver Spring. This seems like a no-brainer to me, so hopefully MoCo will work with the District to make this happen ASAP.
- You'll soon be able to hit the hookah while enjoying Premier League matches at Zeke Hookah Lounge, coming soon to Thayer Avenue. Incredibly, hookahs have somehow remained legal in Montgomery County. Presumably this establishment is related to Zeke Sport Cafe, the hookah bar located just across the District line on Georgia Avenue.
|Thanks to MG for the photo.|
- I appreciate all the work the county has done of late related to pedestrian safety, but this sign recently installed near my house was ill-conceived. It's one thing if you construct a new median at a crosswalk like they have done in many places, but just sticking a sign in the middle of the street isn't the best idea. If I stand by and wait a few minutes, I will usually witness at least one car plow over it. Somehow it has remained standing after all this abuse, but it can't last much longer.
|You should see the pedestrian.|