Friday, September 13, 2013

Silver Spring News 'N Notes

- The transit center could be open next summer. I'll take the over on that one.

- This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the 1938 opening of the Silver Theatre, and they are offering a free screening at 2:00 of Four Daughters, the very first movie ever shown at the theater.

- The proprietors of the future 923 Sligo Cafe look like they intend to invest some real money into refurbishing the nondescript commercial property they are converting into an eatery, at least based on these renderings.

- Apparently the former Stage Burger Lounge location on Skid Row is set to be the home of a new sushi restaurant called "Zen Sai". More on that as info becomes available.

- Chef Theo's, which had been serving greasy Greek and other comfort foods for ages from their location in the corner of the White Oak shopping center, has closed. Not sure how long it's been gone, since it's been awhile since I've been over there, but reportedly the restaurant is now vacant. I used to have lunch there once in a while when I worked over in that area, and it was usually fairly busy. Regrettably, I never got the chance to inquire as to whether Kevin Costner actually dined there.

- The Stuckey's mystery has been solved - the chain is owned by former congressman W. S. Stuckey, Jr., who still lives in the area and who moved the company HQ here when he bought back the chain in the 80's. His parents were the founders, but for a time it was owned by a company outside the family.