Category: Business

Roundtable Discussion Aims to Create College Park’s Next Great Neighborhood

On June 27, Friday, at 8:30 am to 11:30 am, City’s annual real estate forum returns with a focus on efforts to create a new neighborhood in the area adjacent to the College Park-UMD Metro Station, which is home to the College Park Airport and M Square Research Park. The vision for the area includes […]

Wednesday June 18th, 2014 in Business, Development | No Comments »

Free Saturday Parking Starts Today

Heading Downtown on a Saturday this summer? Starting today, the City is covering the parking meters in the Downtown parking garage for the third year in a row, so take advantage of the opportunity to visit your favorite restaurant or try one of our newest additions. Two years ago, the Council authorized a pilot project […]

Saturday May 31st, 2014 in Announcements, Business | No Comments »

Book Exchange Moves to Knox Road

The longtime Route 1 fixture has found a temporary home as construction of the mixed-use development on its former site progresses. The new location opened on January 24th and is significantly smaller than the previous store. With the reduced space, the bookstore has less merchandise on hand but the usual selection can be found on […]

Friday February 14th, 2014 in Business | No Comments »

College Park Restaurant Week Ends Tomorrow

College Park Restaurant Week is back in full swing with 16 locally-owned restaurants participating in this edition. Specials include multi-course meals for a nice evening out or individually-discounted items to grab on your lunch break. CPRW runs through Sunday, January 26th, so we hope to see you around town trying one of the newer restaurants […]

Saturday January 25th, 2014 in Business | No Comments »

Bag Bill Comes Back To County Council

Prince George’s County Council is considering to vote on the disposable bag fee in their upcoming legislative session. The bill will allow retailers in the County to charge consumers 5 cents a bag (plastic or paper) as part of their retail sales. The bill failed 3 times in the past, but Council Woman Mary Lehamn […]

Monday December 30th, 2013 in Business, County, Environment | No Comments »

Restaurant Week Returns Next Month

Following the success of the inaugural restaurant week in August, the City is again working with local restaurants to offer a variety of specials for diners. The City is anticipating for more than 20 participants, but a full list of restaurants will be available in early January on the Shop College Park site ( The […]

Friday December 27th, 2013 in Business | No Comments »

Group to Help Attract Local Businesses to City

In February of this year, Council initiated the Commercial Tenant Improvement Program, a matching grant program to attract new locally-owned businesses to the City by providing funds to prospective commercial tenants to build out the properties that they will be leasing. To initiate the program, the City decided to pursue an agreement with the Maryland […]

Monday November 25th, 2013 in Business | No Comments »

City Awards Tenant Improvement Grants to Seven Retail Businesses

The City of College Park recently announced a total of $25,000 in Retail Business Improvement Fund awards to seven locally-owned and independent businesses for tenant improvements to their buildings. The City received ten applications, this year’s seven awardees are Azteca Restaurant and Cantina, Bananas Hair Design, Cornerstone Grill & Loft, Fishnet, Hanami Japanese Restaurant, RJ […]

Thursday November 21st, 2013 in Business | No Comments »

New Businesses in North College Park

Here is a list of businesses that have opened or are set to open in north College Park (1) Peg Leg Vintage Goods will be opening soon at 9600 Baltimore Avenue. It’s not often that a furniture store opens in College Park, but Peg Leg Vintage Goods will provide shoppers with an assortment of furnishings […]

Saturday October 26th, 2013 in Business | No Comments »

New Businesses in College Park, Tutti Frutti, Casey’s Coffee and More..

Here is the monthly news roundup about new businesses that have already come or coming to College Park. Tutti Frutti [Opening Fall 2013 at 3711 Campus Drive] Opening on the ground floor of the recently completed Domain housing complex, Tutti Frutti is an international soft serve frozen yogurt brand offering over 50 great tasting flavors […]

Tuesday August 20th, 2013 in Business | No Comments »

Tax Free Shopping Week Ends Today

The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland tax-free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. Accessory items are not included. The tax-free week for 2013 started Sunday, August 11, and will end today, Saturday, […]

Saturday August 17th, 2013 in Business | No Comments »

City to Suspend Downtown Garage Parking During Upcoming Restaurant Week

At last Tuesday’s meeting, the Council voted to suspend parking enforcement at the downtown parking garage after 5:00 pm from August 11th to August 17th. At the May 23, 2013 meeting of the Downtown College Park Management Authority (“DCPMA”), the group’s officers voted to request that the City expand its free summer parking program to […]

Thursday July 25th, 2013 in Business, Parking | No Comments »

College Park Restaurant Week Is Finally Here: August 11th to 17th

Mark your calendars for the tastiest week of the year, as the inaugural College Park Restaurant Week is set to take place from Sunday, August 11th through Saturday, August 17th. Over 15 of the City’s restaurants are participating in the event with specials including a variety of three-course meals and other discounts. If you’re visiting […]

Thursday July 18th, 2013 in Business | No Comments »

New Smoothie and Yogurt Shops Open in North College Park

This month has seen the opening of a smoothie and a yogurt shop in north College Park. The popular smoothie chain Mr. Smoothie will open in the shopping complex near IKEA, where as the yogurt shop will open in the College Park Market Place near Shoppers / Best Buy shopping complex. Mr. Smoothie: Since 1996, […]

Wednesday June 26th, 2013 in Business | No Comments »

Reason #2 to visit the Hollywood Farmer’s Market – Community

Hollywood Farmers Market will not only be a place to buy your fruits, vegetables and crafts, but it will also be a place to meet your neighbors, check out some of their work at the tables and see what your community groups can offer to you. You will meet our very own local produce and […]

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