Archive for October, 2019

After 15 years, Downtown Silver Spring is getting a big update

A lot of things happened in the summer and the fall of 2004. What sticks out most is the night in August I stood with three of my closest friends at the entrance of a new parking garage in downtown Silver Spring, yet to open, daring each other to go in.

The concrete was still clean and smooth as we strode up the big ramp, our voices bouncing around seven empty floors as we ascended. At the top of the garage, we walked out onto the sun setting over the then- brand new development called Downtown Silver Spring: a 20-screen movie theatre, a Whole Foods, a hotel, a brightly-colored tile plaza with a fountain.

It felt especially surreal for the 16-year-old me, having lived in little-D downtown Silver Spring, land of boarded-up buildings and empty storefronts, until 5th grade. Now there were signs saying “Silver SprUng” (as in, Silver Spring had “sprung”) and even a TV commercial.

Read more Source: After 15 years, Downtown Silver Spring is getting a big update – Greater Greater Washington

Huge new food hall coming to downtown D.C. 

D.C.’s not done with food halls yet, apparently. The latest? A new food hall called Feria is planned for the Anthem Row development at Eighth and K streets NW, across from the Carnegie Library Apple store.

The food hall from an independent food hall operator has a signed lease for 17,000 square feet across two levels in 700 K St. NW. The venue appeared on a leasing flyer for Anthem Row, the new name for the project there.

Meridian Group is in the process of renovating the former TechWorldPlaza development and rebranding it. In addition to rehabbing the office above, Meridian is renovating 60,000 square feet of retail space and has already announced it will be home to a revamped Equinox gym and Truluck’s, a seafood and steak restaurant out of Texas.

Read more: Huge new food hall coming to downtown D.C. – Washington Business Journal