After five years of wheeling and dealing, owners of the Birchmere say the club won’t be moving to Silver Spring.
“The Birchmere wishes to sincerely thank all of its many supporters for all of their hard work in the effort to bring the Birchmere to Silver Spring,” the Journal quoted a company statement. “The Birchmere deeply shares in their disappointment.”
Patrick Lacefield, a county spokesperson, told the Journal that negotiations with the Alexandria-based nightclub had reached an impasse. The county was already pursuing alternative development for the former JC Penney site, Lacefield said.