March 1, 2006
The property owner, Anchor Inn Properties, LLC, a subsidiary of local real estate developer Greenhill Capital Corporation, has donated all of the Anchor Inn contents to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Maryland, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of substandard housing by providing a hand-up to help families realize the dream of home ownership. Working in partnership with families, Habitat volunteers build affordable housing in Montgomery County. Habitat has already removed the building
contents, and will use elements of the building structure as well.
Over a year ago, the Anchor Inn restaurant in Wheaton closed its doors, its proprietors leaving the area. But now the Anchor Inn is serving again, this time not entrees but giving back to the community who patronized it for so long.
Greenhill has also given Wheaton Fire and Rescue permission to conduct emergency training on the Anchor Inn site. One day soon, Greenhill will demolish what remains of the building, in preparation for its redevelopment of the site.