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Old 11-03-2022, 06:08 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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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.
We who?

Go the next Town Meeting (fourth Tuesday of the month) and give them a piece of your Adelphi resident mind.

https://www.uppermarlboromd.gov/
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Old 11-05-2022, 12:44 PM
 
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PG county planning in general doesn’t care about dense small towns. The reason Hyattsville became what it is now is because of the city of Hyattsville planning committee.
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Old 11-05-2022, 12:59 PM
 
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PG county planning in general doesn’t care about dense small towns. The reason Hyattsville became what it is now is because of the city of Hyattsville planning committee.
And the same thing holds for Upper Marlboro. Any change has to come from the municipality.
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Old 11-05-2022, 09:20 PM
 
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And the same thing holds for Upper Marlboro. Any change has to come from the municipality.
True. They’re just very small.
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Old 11-06-2022, 02:17 AM
 
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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.
Good for you, how many are County hubs, Courts, Government?
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Old 11-09-2022, 07:52 AM
 
Location: the future
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I think that area is supposed to remain rural apart of the land preservation in PG county. Even if it were built up whats the point? Its ok to not build up every area possible. There's really nothing to clean up its just old over there. There's no trash or litter just a little country looking.
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Old 11-09-2022, 08:23 AM
 
Location: It's in the name!
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I think that area is supposed to remain rural apart of the land preservation in PG county. Even if it were built up whats the point? Its ok to not build up every area possible. There's really nothing to clean up its just old over there. There's no trash or litter just a little country looking.
No one is asking for main street to be built up. Just dressed up. It's the main street of the county seat and a half a mile away from a historic venue. I figured there'd be a little pride shown for that reason.

It has been said in this thread that the locals want their main street to continue looking the way it does. So, it is what it is.
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:12 AM
 
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No one is asking for main street to be built up. Just dressed up. It's the main street of the county seat and a half a mile away from a historic venue. I figured there'd be a little pride shown for that reason.

It has been said in this thread that the locals want their main street to continue looking the way it does. So, it is what it is.
Some of it, and I have decades long experience, is that the business/property owners have to do a lot of it. And the first thing that happens if the idea comes from the local government is that those owners start crying how hard it is make it as a small business.

Just Christmas decorations becomes a major exercise in frustration, forget about painting a building. That's when cries of having to go bankrupt start being heard.

I have to say that is a major change from when I first got involved in local politics. Then the business people lived in or near the community and saw themselves as partners with the municipality. Every committee had at least a couple of business people on it. Now, not so much. In fact, if you tell them you need some business representatives on something the common response is that they close their business at whatever time and after that their time is theirs. Of course, they also complain about everything.

That's how I went from early in my political life as being known as a strong supporter of business to being anti-business. I finally got tired of their bull**** about everything.
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Old 11-10-2022, 08:14 AM
 
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Some of it, and I have decades long experience, is that the business/property owners have to do a lot of it. And the first thing that happens if the idea comes from the local government is that those owners start crying how hard it is make it as a small business.

Just Christmas decorations becomes a major exercise in frustration, forget about painting a building. That's when cries of having to go bankrupt start being heard.

I have to say that is a major change from when I first got involved in local politics. Then the business people lived in or near the community and saw themselves as partners with the municipality. Every committee had at least a couple of business people on it. Now, not so much. In fact, if you tell them you need some business representatives on something the common response is that they close their business at whatever time and after that their time is theirs. Of course, they also complain about everything.

That's how I went from early in my political life as being known as a strong supporter of business to being anti-business. I finally got tired of their bull**** about everything.
Thanks for sharing your inside perspective. I wasn't aware that it could be that frustrating at times. Good to know. I'll keep that in mind.
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Old 11-10-2022, 11:35 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Thanks for sharing your inside perspective. I wasn't aware that it could be that frustrating at times. Good to know. I'll keep that in mind.
It's even more fun when the business people don't get along and start two competing business groups with somewhat opposing aims.

Like I said, it all changed when the local owners closed/sold and people from elsewhere "followed their dream".

There are several "dreams" that I would consider the most..........questionable but I have to give the prize to the homemade gourmet dog food store. In second place would be a group-businesses that focused on beach related items that opened in January.
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