Category: Business

Lidl Plans to Open Store in College Park

The European discount grocery store Lidl is planning to open a new store in College Park, at the site of the current Clarion Inn Hotel, which is proposed to be razed. The representatives from the store will come to tomorrow’s City Council meeting to talk about their plan. Lidl US Operations, LLC, is requesting the approval of a […]

Monday September 19th, 2016 in Business | 1 Comment »

E-Z Storage May Move to North College Park

According to City staff, the M-NCPPC has accepted a Detailed Site Plan application for construction of a proposed EZ Storage building and surface parking to replace an existing business known as Hydra Lift Industrial Truck, Inc. at 5151 Branchville Road. Staff attended a Subdivision and Development Review Committee meeting with other referral agencies to discuss […]

Tuesday August 16th, 2016 in Business | No Comments »

Colleeg Park Food Truck Hub May Operate until Midnight

At this week’s Council worksession, the City Council will consider extending the proposed downtown food truck hub until midnight. College Park Ventures LLC received City support for a food truck hub located in Downtown College Park at the former Little Tavern site, at the intersection of Route 1 and Lehigh Road. Operation of this hub […]

Saturday July 30th, 2016 in Business | No Comments »

Free Parking in Downtown College Park

Weekdays after 5 p.m., Weekends all-day Downtown College Park Garage and City Hall lot May 28 through August 14, 2016 Your evening and weekend plans just got even better! The City of College Park is offering Free Parking in the Downtown College Park Garage and City Hall lot, weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all day on weekends. Free Parking in Downtown College […]

Wednesday July 27th, 2016 in Announcements, Business | No Comments »

Polystyrene Ban Goes in Effect in Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County Council has finally banned the certain use of polystyrene in the food industry. Last year County Councilwoman Mary Lehman introduced and passed CB 5-2015, legislation prohibiting the use and sale of certain expanded polystyrene food service products and loose fill packaging effective July 2016. These containers are not easily recycled, do not […]

Monday July 18th, 2016 in Business, County | No Comments »

Petition Launched Asking REI to Stay in College Park

An online petition was launched yesterday morning asking REI’s Board of Directors to keep its College Park branch. It hasn’t been even 24 hours since the launched, yet has gathered more than 400 signatures. Here is the link: The petition reads the following: We understand that REI is considering closing its College Park store. […]

Tuesday June 28th, 2016 in Business | No Comments »

Please Ask REI to Stay in College Park

It has come to our attention through multiple sources in the community – through the City, business, and non-profit contacts – that REI’s College Park location is planning to close in the coming year. REI is opening a new store near Union Station in Washington, DC and is expanding the size of its Rockville store, […]

Saturday June 25th, 2016 in Business | 1 Comment »

Council Mulls Making Parking at Downtown Garage Free During Summer

At this Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council will consider allowing free parking on summer weeknights after 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall lot and the downtown parking garage from May 28 to August 14, 2016. The parking has been traditionally free all day Saturday, originally authorized only for the downtown parking garage to include […]

Sunday May 22nd, 2016 in Business | No Comments »

Food Trucks May Soon Be Seen in College Park Downtown

At tomorrow’s City Council meeting, the Council will approve a resolution supporting aa letter inviting food trucks in downtown College Park. College Park Ventures is preparing to submit an application for a food truck hub license to the Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) for the former Little Tavern site at […]

Monday May 9th, 2016 in Business | No Comments »

Council Discusses Incentive Programs to Attract Tech Businesses to College Park

At last night’s worksession, the City Council discussed incentive programs in the form of property tax credits to attract businesses to College Park.  The new incentives will be only eligible to businesses in innovation district (or RISE zone) in College Park. For some time, the City has been working with the University, the County, the […]

Wednesday April 20th, 2016 in Business | No Comments »

Three North College Park Motels to Get Conversions

Three North College Park motels are in the process of getting conversions – hopefully with better service. The Comfort Inn & Suites on Baltimore Avenue is in the process of being converted into a Holiday Inn hotel. In 2016 the 62,818-square foot property will undergo an interior renovation that will transform the property’s 125 rooms. […]

Monday January 11th, 2016 in Business | No Comments »

Live Smart Eat Local With City Manager Scott Somers

The next College Park Live Smart Eat Local event features new City Manager Scott Somers! Hear about College Park’s new leader and eat some great local Italian food! What: Live Smart Eat Local w/College Park City Manager Scott Somers When: Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 p.m. Where: Mamma Lucia Pizza and Pasta, 4734 Cherry Hill Rd., […]

Monday December 14th, 2015 in Announcements, Business | No Comments »

December Live Smart, Eat Local Tour

The next next “College Park Live Smart, Eat Local” Tour will take place on Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Mamma Lucia Restaurant, at 4734 Cherry Hill Road (next to Shoppers). Please spread the word. Thanks.

Tuesday November 24th, 2015 in Announcements, Business | No Comments »

Small Business Saturday, November 28

Small Business Saturday will take place on Nov 28th, and College Park is going to celebrate with a #ShopSmall Selfie event! At last week’s Council meeting, the Mayor and Council proclaimed November 28th as the Small Business Day. How it works: 1.) Show your support by taking selfies while you shop at your favorite local […]

Sunday November 22nd, 2015 in Business | No Comments »

City to Ask Revoking Backyard Grill’s Liquor License

At next Tuesday’s council meeting, the City Council will ask the County’s liquor licensing commission to revoke the liquor license of College Park Backyard Grill. The letter requests that, based on the severity of the case, and the fact that this is the second incident involving a serious violation of the law, the liquor license […]

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Saturday November 21st, 2015 in Business | No Comments »