CELEBRATING LONG BRANCH GATEWAY MURAL
Discover Long Branch Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Mural in Silver Spring
The Long Branch community celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 20 adjacent to El Golfo restaurant. The event was attended by community and governmental leaders, including Maryland Del. Lorig Charkoudian, County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Will Jawando, and Bill Tompkins, president/CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, which funded the project.
The new addition to the neighborhood represents a continuation of MHP’s commitment to working with the vibrant Long Branch community to create a strong sense of place centered on the diverse business district and surrounding residential communities.
The design is as an extension of the beloved toucan mural already on the El Golfo building. The bird is now hanging out in the jungle treetops backed against a blue sky. The mural serves as a gateway declaring that the area is “Long Branch,” further defining and strengthening the community’s visual identity.
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