A Smart
Place to Live

In 2012, the City of College Park 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.”

For more information, please visit our site.

College Park Think-A-Thon

Do you think the Route 1 corridor in College Park needs a facelift?
Do you think College Park is accessible? Do you frequent the local businesses?
What should a new Arts and Culture District along Route 1 look like?
What should it do? What should it have? How would it benefit the community?

Do you believe arts and culture can transform a community?

We want to know your thoughts. Join us for the College Park Think-A-Thon and let your voice be heard. This event is bringing together the larger
College Park community—residents, government officials, arts organizations, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and more—to discuss the role of arts and culture in the redesign of Baltimore Avenue. The College Park Think-A-Thon is a variation of the annual Baltimore Think-A-Thon—a “think and do” event where people come together to imagine and plan the ways in which arts and culture can address the city’s challenges.

Register Here
Registration is free and open to the public through Friday, October 3rd. Join us and let you voice be a part of change in College Park. For questions about the event, please contact arichers@umd.edu.

For further information about this project please visit the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy.

In partnership with the City of College Park.

Development Update –
September 2014 Edition

The latest edition of the College Park Development Update includes news on property purchases by Monument Realty and Toll Brothers to make way for their developments, a major financing transaction for Metropolitan Development Group, and the results of WMATA’s Joint Development Solicitation.

If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter please fill out this form on the City’s website and check the “Development News” list.

Season Kick-off Event
at The Clarice

For the first time ever, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at The University of Maryland is kicking off its season with four days of fun and frolic with the NextNOW Fest, this weekend from tonight, Thursday 9/11 through Sunday 9/14

Discover the next big thing in small, intimate and surprising environments: sonic massages, subway buskers, Terptastic jazz, deep theatre for your short attention span, dance mysteries, late-night art explosions, food frolics, an arts tailgate, and toast’ and then something curious’ and then’…

Most events are free….a few are ticketed or require free advance reservations.

There is also a special brunch on Sunday 9/14 where you can share a meal with UMD Symphony Orchestra musicians before they perform around the audience.  Tickets and info available here.



College Park Business Beat:
August 2014

This month’s edition of the College Park Business Beat features information on the stylish Korean BBQ restaurant opening in the next few weeks on Route 1, a custom-pizza option headed to Downtown, the 2nd Annual College Park Restaurant Week going on right now, and the 5th Annual College Park Day in September.

College Park Restaurant Week is Here! August 18th-24th

The 2nd Annual College Park Restaurant Week returns this summer from Monday, August 18th to Sunday, August 24th with nineteen local restaurants participating. Each restaurant will be offering either a special menu or discounts throughout the week, so it’s a great opportunity to check out one of your favorite local eateries. A full list of specials is available below.

All listed prices are exclusive of sales tax and gratuity. Restaurant Week specials are not valid with any other discount.

Trying to decided where to eat first? Check out our interactive map for all participating restaurants and deals!


$10.95 – $12.95 for a two-course meal and drink with one item from each category below (dine-in only):

  • Appetizers
    • Chicken tom yum soup: Traditional Thai-style hot and sour lemongrass soup with mushrooms, tomato, and cilantro
    • Spring roll: Cabbage and mushroom rolled in a noodle, deep fried with sweet and sour sauce
  • Entrees
    • New Stir-Fried Jasmine Rice Items – served with fried chicken breast filet, fresh veggies, and dipping sauce – $10.95
      • Bacon and ham fried rice: snow peas, carrots, bacon, and ham in their Thai-style sauce
      • Green curry fried rice: snow peas and carrots in their green curry sauce
      • Pineapple fried rice:  snow peas, carrots, pineapple, cashew nuts, ham, and raisins in their Thai-style sauce
      • Sweet and sour fried rice: snow peas and carrots in their Thai sweet and sour sauce
    • Favorites – choice of chicken, pork, tofu, or veggies ($10.95), beef ($11.95), or shrimp ($12.95)
      • Drunken noodle: Rice noodles, chili, garlic, basil leaves, onion, and tomato in a special brown sauce
      • Green curry (served with a bowl of jasmine rice): Thai green curry with bamboo shoots, eggplant, basil, and bell pepper in coconut milk
      • Pad Thai: Noodles, egg, bean curd, onion, bean sprouts, scallions, and crushed peanuts in a sweet tamarind sauce
      • Panang curry (served with a bowl of jasmine rice): savory curried peanut sauce with coconut milk and topped with red bell pepper
  • Drinks
    • Bottled Water
    • Lemonade
    • Pink lemonade
    • Soda
    • Unsweetened iced tea



$10.00 for a three-course meal with one item from each category:

  • Appetizers
    • Chicken or vegetable lettuce wrap
    • Drums of Heaven
    • Hakka chilly chicken
    • Samosa
    • Vegetable spring roll
  • Entrees
    • Fried rice (choice of chicken, egg, or vegetable)
    • General Tso’s chicken
    • Hakka noodles (choice of chicken, egg, or vegetable)
    • Sesame chicken
    • Shahi paneer/Butter chicken
    • Vegetable lo mein
  • Dessert of the Day



  •  Appetizers
    • $5.00 for chili con queso supremo: chili with ground beef, guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream
    • $7.00 for ceviche mixto: shrimp and flounder marinated in lemon juice, spices, onions, and cilantro
    • $9.00 for chicken nachos: refried beans, cheese, and charbroiled chicken
  • Main courses
    • $10.00 for two fish tacos: blackened tilapia with cabbage, pico de gallo, an a jalapeno dijon served with rice and beans
    • $10.00 for two tacos aztecas: grilled beef with avocado, cilantro, and pico de gallo served with rice and beans
    • $11.00 for huevos rancheros: eggs over tortillas with rice, beans, avocado, and pico de gallo
    • $13.00 for pescado frito: Salvadoran-style, pan-fried tilapia served with rice, beans, and salad
  • Desserts
    • $4.00 for gelato: choice of chocolate, coconut, strawberry, vanilla, or seasonal flavors
  • Drinks
    • $5.00 for a 12 oz. watermelon sangria
    • $6.00 for a 12 oz. summer margarita



Buy any deli or specialty sandwich and receive a free bag of chips and medium fountain drink.



$6.00 for any one breakfast item and specialty drink (add ons are extra)

1/2 off board game fee when gaming is completed by 2:30pm

$25.00 for a meal for two plus unlimited gaming. Meal includes 1 small plate and 2 sandwiches or salads. No menu exclusions.



Receive 20% off your dinner bill, excluding alcohol sales



$7.50 for each of the following items:

  • Beef brisket with choice of BBQ sauce served with corn on the cob and roasted red potatoes
  • Burger sliders topped with L.T.O. and balsamic onion jam served with crinkle cut fries
  • Chicken or beef burrito stuffed with pico de gallo, cheese, rice and black beans served with a side of sour cream and salsa
  • Mixed kale salad with onions, carrots, roasted walnuts, dried cranberries, and yellow peppers with a lemon zest vinaigrette
  • Pulled BBQ sliders served with corn on the cob and potato salad
  • Roasted turkey breast served with mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, and stuffing



$9.00 for a grilled cheese sandwich with local tomato soup

$10.00 for a tilapia sandwich with small coleslaw or fries and a small drink



$20.14 for a three-course meal and drink with one item from each category below:

  • Starters
    • Miso soup
  • Appetizers (choose one)
    • Gyoza: Japanese dumpling with pork or vegetable
    • Harumaki: Japanese spring roll
    • Kani Su: crabmeat wrapped with cucumber
    • Takoyaki: ocopus ball
  • Entrees (choose one from either the Sushi Bar or Kitchen)
    • Sushi Bar
      • Kamikaze: spicy tuna, salmon & avocado topped with spicy crab and plum sauce
      • Sunny: shrimp tempura and cucumber topped with spicy crab and caviar
      • UMD Roll (10 pcs): shrimp tempura and cream cheese topped with sweet potato, avocado, and red tobiko
      • Yamato: spicy roll of salmon skin, seaweed salad & crabmeat topped with salmon, avocado & caviar
    • Kitchen
      • Chicken Katsu: deep-fried chicken cutlet served with white rice (add $2.00 for fried rice)
      • Tempura Combo: mix of chicken, shrimp and vegetable tempura served with white rice (add $2.00 for fried rice)
      • Teriyaki: choice of chicken or vegetables served with white rice (add $2.00 for fried rice)
      • Yakiudon: stir-fried noodle with choice of chicken, shrimp, or vegetable
  • Drink
    • Thai iced tea



$5.00 for a fish sandwich

$5.95 for a quarter chicken (dark meat) with rice, peas, and steamed vegetables

Dine-in only



$9.00 for a grilled chicken Caesar salad

$9.00 for spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce and a fresh garden salad

$11.00 for their famous lasagna and a fresh garden salad



$15.00 for a three-course meal with one item from each category:

  • Appetizers
    • Mozzarella sticks (3)
    • Potato skins with bacon and cheese (2)
    • Small order of onion rings
  • Entrees
    • BBQ pulled pork & macaroni quesadilla
    • 1/2-dozen wings of any flavor
    • Peppercorn ahi tuna
  • Desserts
    • Blondie with one scoop of ice cream
    • Brownie with one scoop of ice cream



$13.95 for two combo meals and drinks



Buy two 10″ subs and receive one free order of fries and two large fountain sodas



$9.95 for a two-course meal and drink with one item from each category below:

  • Appetizer
    • Asian popper – golden ground brisket, tofu, onion, cilantro dip with Thai curry sauce
  • Entrees
    • Pho noodle soup (choice of any variety)
    • Rice bowl (choice of beef, chicken, or pork)
    • Vermicelli bowl (choice of chicken, pork, or veggie)
  • Drink
    • Thai iced tea



Buy one, get one 1/2 off for jumbo slices of pizza.



$5.99 for a caprese panini: fresh mozzarella with bruschetta mix, fresh basil, and pesto sauce on ciabatta bread

$6.99 for a California panini: fresh baked turkey breast or grilled chicken tenders with bacon, provolone cheese, tomato, and pesto sauce served on honey wheat bread

$6.99 for a southwestern chicken panini: grilled chicken tenders, bacon, green peppers, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle pesto sauce on ciabatta bread



Receive 15% off your order when you mention restaurant week.



$5.00 for each of the following appetizers:

  • Bruschetta
  • Chicken skewer
  • Chili
  • Shrimp tempura

$10.00 for each of the following entrees:

  • Beef tips with red onion and red pepper beef gravy served with mashed potatoes
  • Crab cake sandwich served with french fries
  • Grilled sesame shrimp salad
  • Pork chops with apple gravy and mashed potatoes
  • Spaghetti & meatballs

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