Hollywood East is open in their new Wheaton Mall location, and the Gazette already has a (positive of course) review up. Brian Patterson focuses on the dim sum, which was HE’s strongest point in their former locations. I look forward to trying the new version myself sometime. The mall doesn’t seem like a great spot, and for me personally is much less convenient than New Kam Fong, or any of Wheaton’s other half-dozen Chinese restaurants, most of which are decent. But HE dim sum was great back in the day, so could still be worth the trip. Hope their ongoing former location lease disputes don’t prove fatal to the new outpost.
Gazette-o-rama: also the news that the MoCo Planning Board approved the 18-story Safeway/housing development across from the Wheaton Metro. That’s 14 floors of apartments and four floors of Safeway and parking, plus more parking underground. Construction to start by next spring, which seems a long way away. Can’t wait for demolition.