In 2012 the City of College Park, Maryland began research to create a brand that would raise awareness of the City’s numerous assets and promote it as a great place to live and work. Upon completion of the research, a logo and tagline were selected to market the City to potential residents, businesses, and visitors.

Given a thriving university, an educated population, proximity to the nation’s capital, and a growing transit network, the City of College Park has been branded as “A Smart Place to Live.”

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CAVA OPENS ITS DOORS WITH FANFARE

After months of anticipation, Cava has finally opened its doors. Students and College Park residents gleefully waited in line hoping they would be one of the first 150 guests to receive a free meal. Those waiting in line were entertained by the UMD marching band, cheerleaders and even Testudo! Cava, founded in Rockville and now a nationwide chain, is the brainchild of three first-generation Greek Americans who wanted to bring authentic Mediterranean flavors with a modern twist to a wider audience. If you go to Cava, you’ll find a dizzying array of delicious menu items to build a customized healthy and flavorful meal at this “chef casual” restaurant.

Dunkin’ Donuts is among six new businesses coming to Terrapin Row

Dunkin Donuts, have opened their second franchise location within
College Park. Also coming soon to Terrapin Row are SeoulSpice, Wings
Over, Cheers Cut, Poki District and Gong Cha who have all signed leases
for the vacant ground floor space. There has been no word on when the
other businesses are expected to open.

Vigilante Coffee

Vigilante Coffee has replaced #1 Liquors on Baltimore Ave. Vigilante specializes in serving unique coffee and providing coffee education. The building has been transformed from a cement block into a warm and welcoming coffee shop. The ceiling has been painted blue and natural light and plants have been added to give a more open feel.

Krazi Burrito opens in College Park!

Bread N Greens, which shared space with Krazi Kebob, has been converted to Krazi Burrito, a fast casual Mexican concept by Naumaan Hamid. Using locally sourced fresh ingredients, Krazi Burrito also offers tacos, nachos, quesadillas and bowls. The new restaurant is creating a big push for online ordering and delivery, allowing customers to get in and out with their food quicker. Krazi Burrito is open seven days a week and will provide extended hours on Thursday Friday and Saturday nights to give residents more late-night options.

Get ready to celebrate Small Business Saturday®

College Park is proud to support Small Business Saturday® this Nov 25. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day celebrates and supports the small businesses that make communities unique.

 

From family-run corner stores to food trucks to online boutiques, small businesses are an important part of our lives. When they succeed, we all do. This year, we want to help them connect with more customers like you in their community.

 

Here are some ways to participate before, during, and after the big day:

 

  • Leading up to Small Business Saturday, tell the people you love about the small businesses you love. Encourage friends, family, and neighbors to do the same using #ShopSmall on social media.
  • On Nov 25, get out and shop the small businesses in your community! Be sure to share your favorite places using #ShopSmall and #SmallBizSat.
  • See the impact small businesses have on your community and learn more about the
    Shop Small® Movement at ShopSmall.com.

 

We hope you’ll join us in supporting small businesses on Nov 25, and that you’ll remember to Shop Small year round.

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