Green Jeans Childrenâs Boutique
A new childrenâs clothing store, Green Jeans New and Recycled Childrenâs Boutique, will open soon at 375A Main Street, the former location of American Tae Kwan Do Academy. The owners, Kentlands residents Valerie Dugan and Diane Strodel, hope to have the store ready to open the week of June 1.
âThree weeks ago, Valerie asked if I wanted to be her partner,â said Strodel. âWe first talked about this idea two years ago at the Kentlands pool, and now itâs becoming a reality.â
Green Jeans will not be a consignment shop. Instead, it will resell childrenâs clothing and will offer new items as well. The store will accept clothing by appointment a few days per week. In addition, Green Jeans will offer pre-packaged gifts, toys and games for birthdays, bar mitzvahs and more.
44 Sports Bar Reopens
A sign on the front door of 44 Sports Bar at 654 Center Point Parkway let patrons know that the establishment was temporarily closed for renovations.
âWe had to move and replace some kitchen equipment last week,â said Lanie Nikes of 44 Sports Bar.
The restaurant closed on May 1 and reopened for business on May 4.
Saul Centers Seeks âGood Tenantâ
Saul Centers currently operates and manages a real estate portfolio of 58 neighborhood shopping centers including Kentlands Square, the shopping area that includes Giant, Kmart and Chipotle, and Kentlands Place, the area that includes Bonefish Grill and Elizabeth Arden, Red Door Spa.
While Kentlands Square is nearly 100 percent leased, one space is under construction and another is currently vacant. Not Your Average Joeâs restaurant plans to open in mid-June in the space previously occupied by Chicken Out, while the space Fashion Bug previously occupied has not yet been leased.
âWe are trying to find a good tenant for the space,â said Walter Minerbi, vice president of marketing for Saul Centers. âWe cannot share any information about potential tenants until their lease is secured.â Minerbi said the company has no immediate plans for any significant changes or development to the property.
Goodarzi Hair Studio
Goodarzi Hair Studio is now open at 122 Market Street. Though new to Kentlands, owner Nasrin Goodarzi has been in the salon business for more than 20 years, and stylists Deanna Moore and Michael Jackson previously worked at nearby Salon G.
In addition to regular salon services, Goodarzi specializes in creating custom hair replacements for men and women suffering from cancer, balding and alopecia.
âBusiness is starting to pick up, and Kentlands Day really helped,â said Jackson. âWe were braiding kids hair and giving away t-shirts. We had long lines all day.â
During its grand opening, Goodarzi Hair Studio is offering discounts of 10 – 20 percent off selected salon services.
Goodarzi Hair Studio, 301.869.1100, www.goodarzihairstudio.com