Gaithersburg

Quince Orchard Shopping Center (now called Potomac Valley Shopping Center) was built in 1969. The first shops opened in 1970 and included a Safeway and a People's Drug as the two anchor stores. The People's Drug store actually had a soda fountain inside. Other businesses included Tool Shed Hardware, University National Bank, Pizza Barn, High's Dairy and Quince Orchard Dry Cleaners. In the mid-80's, I remember my father bringing our TV to the TV repair guy located in this shopping center. You don't see many of those around anymore. Eventually, the Safeway became Fuddruckers, which is now Rockafellas. The People's became a CVS, which is now Montgomery County Liquor.