Rio Washingtonian Center

September 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Fantasticks on Rio’s Boardwalk Hopes to Open Doors in October

Fantasticks, a fast-casual spot for customized gelato bars and popsicles, is currently under construction at the Rio in Gaithersburg. It was supposed to open in May, but because of the coronavirus, construction on its physical location was pushed back. In the meantime, throughout the summer, a Fantasticks has had a mobile cart open on Rio’s […]

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October 31, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Nats’ Championship Merch Flying Off Shelves

Ten minutes before the clock struck midnight Wednesday, the Washington Nationals clinched the franchise’s first ever championship beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 of the World Series. About 40 minutes later—at 12:30 a.m.—Dick’s Sporting Goods at Rio Shopping Center in Gaithersburg had opened its doors to customers hungry to buy merchandise saying “World […]

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September 27, 2019 | Laura Rowles

‘Live Life Seamlessly’ at Comcast’s New Xfinity Store in the RIO Washingtonian Center

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Comcast today to celebrate the grand opening of its new Xfinity Store located at 31 Grand Corner Avenue, Suite 31, in the RIO Shopping Center in Gaithersburg, Md. The Gaithersburg Xfinity Store is the 25th one to open in the region, and the second store in Montgomery County, […]

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September 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 4, which means Beyoncé is celebrating her 38th birthday. Make sure to celebrate in Montgomery County by drinking lemonade, listening to  “Single Ladies,” or taking kids to see “The Lion King.” Here are five other important things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Meets Today: The Montgomery County Council is in […]

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August 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Silver Diner Now Open at Rio

The brand new Silver Diner at Rio in Gaithersburg is now open from 4 pm-2 am Friday and Saturday, 4 pm-midnight Sunday then officially opens Monday for full hours beginning with breakfast.  

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August 16, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Joe’s Crab Shack in Rio to be Replaced by True Food Kitchen

Years ago, Joe’s Crab Shack at the Rio Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg was the place to be with a good food, fun atmosphere and a scenic location overlooking the popular lake. But like so many others, Joe’s became the latest in a long list of casualties in the ultra competitive and ever-changing restaurant world. True […]

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July 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, July 24. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich to Address Media: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will address the media this morning at 11 a.m. to discuss the impact of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget and investments that were made this year about housing. 2. Protecting Seniors from […]

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July 2, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Dave & Buster’s Gets the Party Started in RIO

The RIO in Gaithersburg officially welcomed Dave & Buster’s on Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark its grand opening. Dave & Buster’s moved into a 35,000-square-foot space that once housed Sport & Health. The general manager for Dave & Buster’s RIO, Andy Smith, said that — being from Maryland — he’s “excited to share […]

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August 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Hope Someone Can ID Woman in Surveillance Photo

Woman wanted for fraudulent use of credit cards Montgomery County police detectives are asking whether someone recognizes a woman in surveillance photo who is wanted in connection with the Aug. 16 theft of credit cards. After the theft, the cards were used fraudulently at a Gaithersburg store, police said. About 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, […]

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August 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Residents Answer “Did You Vote in the Primary Election?”

MyMCMedia’s Marisa Fried spoke with residents recently to find their thoughts on the June 26 primary election. In Montgomery County voters will cast their ballot in county-wide races including County Executive, County Council, Register of Wills, Sheriff, and the Board of Education. Each person was asked if they voted in the June 26 primary election and […]

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