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Morning Notes

by BethesdaNow.com — January 31, 2013 at 8:30 am 0

Bruce Variety Officially Moving To Woodmont Triangle — The shop signed a lease to take over the blue and green house (8011 Woodmont Ave.) that Creative Parties Ltd. occupied for 16 years. Creative Parties recently relocated to the Landow Building because of concerns over future redevelopment of the Woodmont Avenue site. Bruce Variety will open March 1. [The Gazette]

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club Reportedly Opening March 1 — The much awaited venue in the old Bethesda Theater (7719 Wisconsin Ave.) is set to open on March 1 and has already replaced its head chef. [Bethesda Magazine]

Bag Tax Nets More Than $2 Million For MoCo In First Year — The county made $2.1 million off the bag tax in the first 11 months of 2012, the first year of the tax and double the projected total. Environmental activists say the tax appears to have led to a decrease in plastic pollution. [Washington Examiner]

Public Property Smoking Ban Goes To Council Committee — A proposal that would ban smoking in Montgomery County parks, around recreation centers and outside county buildings will be discussed this morning in the County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee. The session starts at 10 a.m. and can be viewed on County Cable Montgomery. [Montgomery County Council]

Flickr photo by Colleen Henderson Fine Art

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