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Old 10-20-2022, 05:27 PM
 
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Well, well, well. Looks like that main street may get some life after all. Too bad it looks the way it does right now. That hotel is lookin mighty necessary after this:

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After more than 20 years, the Washington International Horse Show, one of the biggest horse shows in North America, is set to return to Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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Starting this weekend, one of the biggest competitions on the continent is finally coming back to the county. The last time the Washington International Horse Show was held in Prince George’s County, it took place at the old Capitol Centre (known at the time as U.S. Air Arena). After that, it moved to what’s now known as Capital One Arena.

For those in the horse show industry, this event is on par with the Super Bowl or even the Olympics, since international competitors will be present, as will the U.S. Olympic team that competed in Tokyo in 2020.
https://wtop.com/prince-georges-coun...pper-marlboro/
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Old 10-20-2022, 06:49 PM
 
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I'm sure the horse show site must be the Show Place Arena, a 5,800-seat facility with major events of all kinds, year-round, located within walking distance of downtown Upper Marlboro.

https://The_Show_Place_Arena

These events for many decades have included the annual County Fair. In earlier days the site was called the Marlboro Race Track.

https://www.countyfair.org
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Old 10-21-2022, 03:40 PM
 
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Biggest problem you have is they don't want it! The Zoning laws will not allow many of the things suggested and if you go for anything other then work or Jury duty like a weekend it's a ghost town. Remember just about a half mile outside of town you have a nice shopping center and it's not on 301
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Old 10-21-2022, 06:30 PM
 
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Biggest problem you have is they don't want it! The Zoning laws will not allow many of the things suggested and if you go for anything other then work or Jury duty like a weekend it's a ghost town. Remember just about a half mile outside of town you have a nice shopping center and it's not on 301
It's not really about where is there to shop. But it's a main street that has potential. If someone either allowed it or gave it a little spark. I mean at least a Christmas store? lol. Or a seasonal store that sells Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving stuff. No banners with horses on them to give a nod to the area's history.

There's a grill but I've had better food at a cafeteria. I'm not saying it has to be a Silver Spring. But can we get a facade grant to freshen up all the building facades? Fix some of the sidewalks. Get a little bodega or a deli that sells wine, cheese, cured meats. Etc. Not to compete with a grocery store, but to liven up main street a tad.
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Old 10-22-2022, 06:19 AM
 
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The Town of UM has a history of being difficult to work with. The residents are very active and fight development tooth and nail. I would guess that’s part of the reason most of the county services have relocated to Largo. They have quite the uphill battle. However, they have recently annexed nearby areas to include the Show Place arena so maybe they’re finally getting with the program. I agree Main St could offer so much more than bail bond services.
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Old 10-22-2022, 06:45 AM
 
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It's not really about where is there to shop. But it's a main street that has potential. If someone either allowed it or gave it a little spark. I mean at least a Christmas store? lol. Or a seasonal store that sells Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving stuff. No banners with horses on them to give a nod to the area's history.

There's a grill but I've had better food at a cafeteria. I'm not saying it has to be a Silver Spring. But can we get a facade grant to freshen up all the building facades? Fix some of the sidewalks. Get a little bodega or a deli that sells wine, cheese, cured meats. Etc. Not to compete with a grocery store, but to liven up main street a tad.
You ignored what I said in my post, they don't want it!
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Old 10-22-2022, 08:27 AM
 
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So many want to pay their money at the Courthouse and then get the hell out of UM.
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Old 10-24-2022, 08:00 AM
 
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So many want to pay their money at the Courthouse and then get the hell out of UM.
I don't blame them.
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Old 10-24-2022, 08:01 AM
 
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You ignored what I said in my post, they don't want it!
I read your post. I'm talking about appearance. Not just retail. But hey, if they want their main street to look like a piece of crap, it speaks to the people that are in leadership.
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Old 10-24-2022, 08:03 AM
 
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The Town of UM has a history of being difficult to work with. The residents are very active and fight development tooth and nail. I would guess that’s part of the reason most of the county services have relocated to Largo. They have quite the uphill battle. However, they have recently annexed nearby areas to include the Show Place arena so maybe they’re finally getting with the program. I agree Main St could offer so much more than bail bond services.
And that was my point. I'm not talking about creating a new city around main st. But just clean it up a little. I've seen better main streets in more rural areas.
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