Moda Salon Studios opens on Montgomery Lane in Bethesda

Business Notes: Moda Salon Studios opens in Bethesda

Plus: José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen recognized by Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Moda Salon Studios has opened at 4711 Montgomery Lane in Bethesda.

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Moda Salon Studios opens in Bethesda

The beauty and wellness company Symmetry Salon Studios has opened its second Moda Salon Studios at 4711 Montgomery Lane in Bethesda, the company announced in a press release.

Moda Salon Studios features hair stylists, barbers and beauty professionals, according to the press release. MODA has “value-added and turnkey private spaces” where the employees artists do their work.

Moda Bethesda has 19 customized studios in a 6,600-square-foot building, according to the press release. There is a waiting room, a retail area and a beverage bar, as well.

Moda also has a location in Catonsville and will soon open a location in Germantown, according to the website.

Chamber honors José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit started by celebrity chef José Andrés, is the winner of this year’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

Andrés, a Bethesda resident, started World Central Kitchen after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti to help people in distressed communities following natural disasters.

The chamber’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award honors an individual or company that has shown commitment to community service and demonstrated “exemplary business practices,” according to a press release.

Also during the ceremony, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins will accept the 2020 Visionary of the Year Award on behalf of NIH.

The award recognizes innovation and “tremendous contributions to the County and beyond.”

Others being honored on Thursday are:

  • CuriosityStream
  • The Emmes Company, LLC
  • Gregory Coleman, the CEO of Sworkit (Nexercise Inc.)
  • Lisa Renshaw, the president of Penn Parking Inc.
  • Edward J. Quinn Jr., the chairman of TW Perry
  • Christine P. Williamson, a partner with the government contracting industry practice CohnReznick LLP
  • Mathew Blum, the associate administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget

New barber shop opens in Gaithersburg’s Rio development

Roosters Men’s Grooming Center has opened in Gaithersburg’s Rio development, according to the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce.

Rooster’s, at 20-C Grand Corner Ave., features oversized leather chairs at seven barber stations, including a private “VIP room” according to a press release.

The store offers haircuts, shaves with hot towels, face conditioners, deep cleansing facial treatments and hair coloring.

Rooster’s is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, according to the website.

Affordable senior housing community opens in Fairland area

Montgomery County officials dedicated an affordable senior housing community for residents 62 and older Friday in the Fairland area of Silver Spring.

The Willow Manor at Fairland is a $24 million, three-story apartment building with 121 units, according to a press release. It is near the East County Regional Services Center, East County Recreation Center and the new Flash bus rapid transit line that runs along U.S. 29.

Of the 121 units:
• six are for people who earn less than 30% of the area’s median income (AMI)
• six are for people with income between 31% and 50% of AMI
• 48 are for people who earn 51% to 60% of AMI.

The other 61 units are rented at the market rate, according to the press release.

County Executive Marc Elrich said in the press release that the new development helps keep the county’s commitment to making sure seniors stay active in their communities.

“We have leveraged County-owned land to produce many more affordable units for seniors than would have been possible,” he said. “It is a great community adjacent to two community-based government centers with strong vibrant programs for residents, and a host of community and government services and transit enhancements to provide both affordability and amenities for maintaining quality of life and community connections.”

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