Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fillmore deal to bring music to Silver Spring - Gazette

Some neighbors strike dissonant notes, fearing clogged traffic and higher rents

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

After months of patiently — and at times impatiently — waiting for Montgomery County and Lee Development Group to announce an agreement paving the way for a Fillmore music venue in downtown Silver Spring, residents finally got word of the deal late Thursday night.

But questions still remain about the transparency of the negotiations, how the Fillmore will impact the downtown and whether nearby businesses can survive increased rent.

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