Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Very few, if any people, are out and about in Olde Towne Gaithersburg.
The sidewalks were empty and traffic on roads nearly as scarce Wednesday morning in Olde Towne as a storm that could bring as much as 10 inches of snow arrived in Gaithersburg. Have photos from around the Gaithersburg area? Send them to email@example.com or tweet them to @GburgPatch to be featured on the site. Include the time and location of the photo! Related Content:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The city's retail vacancy percentage for Q4 of 2012 is the lowest since 2008.
As Americans continue to struggle with the economy, local businesses may not be booming. But recent statistics show signs of Gaithersburg returning to pre-recession numbers. The city of Gaithersburg's retail vacancy numbers have shrunk to their lowest percentage since the recession, Gaithersburg Economic Development Director Tom Lonergan said, based on a report of around 300 retail properties from around the city. The report includes both shopping centers and freestanding retail sites, he said. "I'm pleased with the way things are trending right now," Lonergan said. "Obviously there are some spaces that their vacancies are more notiecable and we look forward to getting new tenants in there sooner than later." The numbers represent "the …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Detectives are investigating assaults in the Olde Towne Gaithersburg area on Dec. 16, 2012.
Gaithersburg police are seeking help from the public in identifying three potential suspects in a Dec. 16, 2012 aggravated assault in Olde Towne. At 2 a.m. on Dec. 16, an officer patrolling the 200 block of East Diamond Avenue was stopped by a citizen who stated he was stabbed by a group of unknown males, police said. As the officer was investigating, a call was dispatched for a second victim who was stabbed in the area of Brookes and Park Avenue. Police said the incident took place in the parking lot area of Mi Pueblitos Restaurant, located at 6 North Summit Avenue. The three suspects are described as Hispanic males, age 25-30, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, police said, adding they were all believed to be in the …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Two men were stabbed in Olde Towne Gaithersburg early Sunday, police said.
The Gaithersburg Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred early Sunday in the Olde Towne Gaithersburg area. Police said a citizen flagged down an officer patrolling in the 200 block of East Diamond Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. and stated that he was stabbed by a group of unknown males. As police investigated the incident, a call was dispatched for a second victim who was stabbed in the area of Brookes Avenue and Park Avenue, police said. Both victims sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Police said preliminary investigation indicates the victims are known to each other and were at a local restaurant in Olde Towne prior to the incident. Both victims were approached …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Olde Towne Advisory Subcommittee hopes to turn Olde Towne Gaithersburg into a local destination.
At the mention of Olde Towne, too many people in the Gaithersburg area associate with Old Town Alexandria, something Olde Towne Advisory Subcommittee co-chair Lenny Levy said he hopes to change. Seeking new members, the subcommittee hopes to serve as "the eyes and ears of Olde Towne," and "find out what we can do to bring new business, new residential prospects and new people," Levy told Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and the City Council during Monday's annual commmittee briefings. Levy called the committee's major project, the Archstone community, "an attractive amenity" that will help kickstart progress on making Olde Towne a local destination. Archstone is a new apartment complex along East Diamond Avenue which will lease retail …