Fire Wok across Falls Road has opened three months ago while Walgreens in the Potomac Place Shopping Center has just opened. The new Walgreens is located at 10134 River Road and Fire Wok is a bright presence at 9812 Falls Road, Unit 104.
According to the www.connectionnewspapers.com, “The new Walgreens, not to be confused with another Walgreens also in Potomac Village on the northeast side of River and Falls roads, was a Rite Aid until just recently. Walgreens made a deal in 2017 to buy 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.4 billion, according to money.CNN.com. The actual buy-outs began in 2018, according to the CNN article. Potomac’s Rite Aid closed for five days, converted to a Walgreens, and opened on Friday, Feb. 21 with a new look, according to store manager Rashidi Semiti.”
As per www.connectionnewspapers.com, “Fire Wok is a bright presence at 9812 Falls Road, Unit 104, with its large white signage showing a red flame coming from under a wok. The inside is also colorful, with Asian decorations on the walls. The restaurant has dine-in table seating as well as carry out and delivery services. The name comes from the cooking methods: fire: heat and the use of a wok. It does not refer to the spiciness of the food, manager Anson Chen said. The menu is mainly Cantonese style Chinese, he said, with Asian fusion and curries. Chen is particularly proud that the locally owned restaurant features fresh ingredients and is far from fast food.”