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Old 03-24-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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Where is the Metropolitan property?
It's the vacant lot at 9091 Baltimore Ave owned by Metropolitan Development Group. They plan to build multifamily with ground floor retail plus 45 townhomes. The project has had an approved DSP for quite some time, I think we are just waiting for shovels to hit the ground. The builder of the homes has always been a mystery until now.
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:25 PM
 
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It's the vacant lot at 9091 Baltimore Ave owned by Metropolitan Development Group. They plan to build multifamily with ground floor retail plus 45 townhomes. The project has had an approved DSP for quite some time, I think we are just waiting for shovels to hit the ground. The builder of the homes has always been a mystery until now.


Thanks. How much retail can college park sustain? So many of these new builds do not have tenants in their retail space.
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Old 03-25-2017, 03:47 AM
 
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Thanks. How much retail can college park sustain? So many of these new builds do not have tenants in their retail space.
Until North College Park becomes less car-centric and more pedestrian/bike friendly, it will be tough for retail there. Which is probably why there was no retail at the Enclave for so long. Not too many people will venture outside of their cars from downtown College Park to walk across 193 for a sandwich when they have tons of retail closer to downtown.

Perhaps having a grocery store where the Clarion is will open up more retail traffic. But until the State Highway Administration fixes up that part or RT. 1 and more density develops up that way, retail will struggle.

Frankly, those two car dealerships are taking up a lot of real-estate that could be used for more mixed-use. A good example of that is what is happening at the old Ford dealership.
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:15 AM
 
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Some news today on new retail in College Park and the Cafe and Wine Bar. Seems like southern College Park is heating up this year.

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City officials, along with the property's owner, Tony Akaras, unveiled the new tenants — Junction Vintage, a D.C. boutique featuring vintage fashion and furniture, and The Halal Guys, a New York food-cart turned restaurant featuring Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes.

"It helps diversify our commercial offerings. I'm excited to see a vintage clothing store come in, I think that's something we lack in the city right now," Wojahn said. "We [also] definitely need more halal options in the community as well. We've got a large Muslim community in College Park, so it's good to have those options."

Junction Vintage and The Halal Guys will be located at 7207 Baltimore Avenue, between ZIPS Dry Cleaners and 7-11, according to a news release. The restaurant will be located on the top floors of the 3,000 square-foot building, with Junction Vintage just steps below, Akaras said.


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In addition to unveiling these new businesses, Akaras, who also owns the property located at 7131 Baltimore Avenue, formerly College Park Auto Parts, announced updates on D3 Coffee and Ale House, a coffee and wine bar planned for the site.

Permits will be submitted to the county in April, Akaras said, and construction will begin for the coffee bar this summer with an anticipated opening in the late fall or early winter 2017.

The space will include a selection of fine wines, craft beers and locally sourced food, Olson said, and will contain a stage for various performers. Olson, the executive director of the College Park City-University partnership, said he and Akaras discussed the need for a coffee shop in this area years ago, and when this property became available, they both thought it was a good fit.
http://www.dbknews.com/2017/03/27/co...ew-businesses/
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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Some news today on new retail in College Park and the Cafe and Wine Bar. Seems like southern College Park is heating up this year.





And on the Coffee and Wine bar at the old auto parts store:



Route 1 is getting a vintage fashion boutique and Halal restaurant - The Diamondback

Oh that is great news. I hope they put bike racks out front.

I am excited that this is the first Halal Guys in the state.

I am also excited that they mention the old diner and the hotel revitalization.

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Old 03-30-2017, 09:13 AM
 
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Some more press on Vigilante Coffee's new College Park spot.

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Vigilante Coffee Co. plans to open their first store outside of Hyattsville this summer in the site formerly occupied by #1 Liquors on Route 1 — a location surrounded by student residence towers and a new development under construction that includes a 150-room Cambria Suites hotel, a CVS and a new 275-unit apartment building.

Austin Redington, one of three partners who own and operate Vigilante Coffee, said that the site in College Park was chosen after a lengthy search across the Washington, DC, area.

“We want to take the same approach in College Park as we did in Hyattsville: focus on serving great coffee,” said Redington.
Vigilante plans second store, Aussie-inspired improvements to Hyattsville cafe | Hyattsville Life & Times
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Old 04-02-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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Has anyone ever been to the Moose Creek Steakhouse at the hotel by IKEA? I keep passing it by and have always wanted to try it out one day. I'm not sure if it is upscale or not. It's been there forever but I never hear anyone mention it when talking about nice places for steak.
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:30 AM
 
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Some press about the hotel boom along RT.1 and in College Park.

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After years of being dominated by motels along U.S. Route 1, the Maryland county has seen a shift of late. The most obvious example is the MGM National Harbor, which opened late last year as the county's first new full-service hotel in a long time.

But the growth isn’t limited to buzzy National Harbor. All over the county — from Riverdale Park to Largo and Bowie to Hyattsville — new hotels are cropping up.

Six new or redeveloped hotels have opened in the past year, and six more are under construction, including the Hotel at the University of Maryland, which is adding another full-service hospitality option to the county.
http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...otel-boom.html
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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The City of College Park recently issued its quarterly Business Beat report. Among other things it indicates one of the two restaurants that will be in the Cambria Hotel is named the College Park Grill. See http://www.collegeparkmd.gov/develop...at%2032717.pdf
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