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By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 7/11/2014, 9:30am  ET

Bethesda Lane on Bethesda Row

New Laws Mean Some Restaurants May Stay Open Later – About 10 restaurants so far have applied for a new liquor license that would allow the businesses to stay open one hour later and abide by a less strict alcohol-to-food sales ratio. One of those restaurants seeking the new license is Brickside (4866 Cordell Ave.). [Bethesda Magazine]

Metro Could Go To Directional Labeling – Metro officials on Wednesday shared a new labeling system that would identify trains by direction instead of the end stations on the lines. [Greater Greater Washington]

Former NFL Commissioner Buys In Chevy Chase – Paul Tagliabue bought a $2.8 million condo in Parc Somerset in April, making the former NFL commissioner a suburban Maryland homeowner. [Washington Business Journal]

County Phone Service To Undergo Maintenance – A maintenance upgrade means Montgomery County telephone systems serving extensions (240) 777 and (240) 773 will experience outages beginning Friday at 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday. The outages will affect inbound and outbound calls and include calls to the county police district stations, Animal Services Division and some investigative units. Callers may call 301-279-8000 for a police non-emergency. Inbound calls to 911, 311 or the DHHS Crisis Center won’t be affected. [Montgomery County Police]