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  1. Area nonprofit Silver Spring Cares has teamed up with a group of Silver Spring/Takoma Park restaurants to provide meals to needy area residents. To fund the effort and help to support the restaurants’ employees, SSC last week launched a Community Connection Go Fund Me page, according to Heather Foley, SSC’s executive director.
  2. Abol Ethiopian Restaurant closed last week after an unsuccessful attempt to rebrand the location, then returning to the original concept. The location at 8626 Colesville Rd. was rebranded as Blu Nile Restaurant and Lounge with a launch shortly before the holidays.
  3. El Sapo Cuban Social Club and Urban Butcher have begun providing free meals to senior citizens, according to chef/owner Raynold Mendizábal. “We went to The Bonifant building and we’re going to be taking care of them for the time being,” he said: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/local-restaurants-proving-fresh-meals-bonifant-discounts-take-out/
  4. The Sligo Creek Golf Course and a renovated Sligo Pit BBQ have reopened for the season and live music will return this year, according to team leader Laura Russell. The Friday night free concerts will kick off June 5 with The Loose Ends and a special appearance by County Executive Marc Elrich: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/sligo-golf-pit-bbq-reopen-live-music-will-return/
  5. The Eleanor will open its Downtown Silver Spring location this Monday, February 24: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/the-eleanor-open-silver-spring-location-monday/
  6. The former location of Ethio Express Grill at 952 Sligo Ave. in Silver Spring opens today, Feb. 8, as Debab Restaurant under new owners. Ash Edossa and his wife Abebech “Emu” Taddese took over the business in January: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/debab-restaurant-to-open-in-ethio-express-location/
  7. Owner Corrects the Record: The company behind El Sapo Cuban Social Club filed a counter claim against an area design-build firm in a contract dispute, according to court documents. 8455CSC LLC, whose managing partner is chef Raynold Mendizábal, is claiming about $400,000 in costs related to the build out of the restaurant by Virginia-based JSV LLC.
  8. Fenwick Beer & Wine just marked its 10th Anniversary last week: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/fenwick-beer-wine-mark-10th-anniversary-saturday/
  9. Mandalay will relocate to Georgia Avenue in DC in August 2020: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/mandalay-plans-move-to-georgia-avenue-in-d-c/
  10. The Eleanor will be opening its Downtown Silver Spring location in January: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/fuddruckers-closing-eleanor-plans-january-opening/
  11. Don Pollo Group is opening a location at Ellsworth Place in Downtown Silver Spring: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/don-pollo-isnt-and-is-coming-to-ellsworth-place/
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