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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 9:05am  ET

Flickr photo by robheadrick

Calling Local History Buffs — The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center and the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee are looking for volunteers interested in researching and documenting the history of both areas. The work would include light research and interviews of local authorities. Contact B-CC Regional Services Center Director Ken Hartman at ken[dot]hartman[at]montgomerycountymd.gov.

County Nabs Mover For Holding Goods Hostage — The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection issued six civil citations to Adam Shaikh, owner of Big Brothers Moving in Gaithersburg, for violating consumer law. According to the county and a District Court judge who ordered the citations, Shaikh and his company held goods hostage, didn’t say whether moving estimates were binding, charged extra for services after estimates and misrepresented that the company was licensed and insured. Shaikh was ordered to pay $3,000. For a database of merchant complaints received by the county, go to the Office of Consumer Protection’s site. [Montgomery County]

Cheesecake Factory Makes Move To Westfield Montgomery — The Cheesecake Factory will complete its relocation from White Flint Mall to Westfield Montgomery Mall today when it opens at 11:30 a.m. [Business Wire via Wall Street Journal]

Council To Hold Three Worksessions On Zoning Rewrite — The County Council will hold worksessions on Jan. 14, 15 and 16 to clear up issues in the zoning ordinance rewrite. The Council’s Planning Committee had 13 worksessions on the rewrite in 2013, but the Council has decided to delay the passing of it by six months for another set of reviews. [Montgomery County Council]

Flickr photo by robheadrick