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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Welcome to College Park Lidl!

Lidl, a grocery store company based in Germany, opened one of its first locations in the U.S. in College Park. The company (pronounced “leedle”) prides itself on its high quality products, low prices, and its efficient and enjoyable shopping experience. This is no cookie-cutter grocery store – it is designed to help customers get in an out quickly and easily. It also offers more than just food, including small appliances or kitchen gadgets, to stylish gear for the whole family, to toys and power tools, to home décor and gardening supplies, and much more. Lidl also manages to partner with local and regional farms and suppliers, while also offering new favorites and flavors from all over the world.

Gong Cha opens under terrapin row

Gong Cha teas can be blended with a variety of fruits, toppings and creative mixes. Gong Cha prides itself on offering fresh tea and toppings to our customer’s everyday by keeping their tea and tapioca pearls are fresh every four hours. Bubble tea is their specialty and they are excited to have their customers enjoy a great cup of tea with Gong Cha.

Downtown College Park welcomes CB Chinese Grill

The owners and operators of College Park’s bustling Northwest Chinese Food has opened their second restaurant in College Park. The restaurant serves traditional Chinese food called Chun Bing, or “spring pancake,” a cuisine unique to the northern China as well. The spring pancakes are wrapped around traditionally seasoned veggies and meats. If you’ve enjoyed Northwest Chinese Food, be sure to check out this new restaurant.

T-Swirl Crepe opens on Baltimore Avenue

This Japanese crepe franchise chose College Park as its second location in Maryland because the owner, Bryan Hu, believed the student body and surrounding community was open-minded and eager to try new healthy food options. T-Swirl Crepes offers 25 varieties of crepes, ranging from savory and meaty to sweet and fruity, in addition to vegetarian and gluten free offerings. Located in the heart of Downtown College Park, T-Swirl Crepes will no doubt soon become a community favorite.

Playa Bowls opens in College Park

Playa Bowls is College Park’s most recent addition to increasingly popular fast-casual açai bowl establishments. The founders were inspired to start the company after falling in love with the açai and pitaya bowls they encountered while surfing in Hawaii, California and Central America. The College Park location is their first in Maryland, and offers a variety of super-food bowls, smoothies and juices.

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