Comptroller to Present Cornerstone Award to Tastee Diner Monday

Franchot will also promote Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week


Comptroller Peter Franchot


Mr. Franchot on Monday will present the Montgomery County Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence to Tastee Diner, an iconic venue that is one of the oldest, authentic American diners in the country. Founded in 1935 and in its current location since 1958, the diner has survived amidst explosive development in Bethesda and a 2002 fire that forced its temporary closure. Owned by Gene Wilkes for nearly 50 years, Tastee Diner has hosted some of Washington's most notable politicians, entertainers and celebrities.

In the afternoon, the Comptroller will visit Remix Recycling Co. to promote the upcoming Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week. Formerly known as Mustard Seed, Remix offers affordable name brand new and secondhand clothing for men and women, making it an ideal shopping destination for school and business attire. During Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which runs from August 11 -17, qualifying clothing and shoes priced at $100 or less and the first $40 of any backpack purchase are exempt from the state's 6 percent sales tax.


Monday, August 5th, 2019


11:30 a.m
Tastee Diner
7731 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

1:45 p.m.
Remix Recycling Co.
7022 Wisconsin Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


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