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.”

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Farmers Market Season is Finally Here

As the weather finally warms up that signals the arrival of fresh produce and the opening of farmers market season. The City actively supports two markets, the Downtown College Park Farmers Market on Sundays and the Hollywood Farmers Market on Saturdays. Both markets feature close to 20 vendors with a wide variety of good produced in the Washington, DC region.

Celebrating its fifth year in operation, the Downtown market is set to open on Sunday, April 12th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The market features original vendors in Bill’s Backyard BBQ and Miller Farms, which are now joined by more than 20 other vendors offering products including artisan bread, cheese, crafts, crepes, fudge, meat, pickles, root beer, spices, tacos, wine, and much more. Most weeks at the market feature live music from Birds on a Wire between 11:00am and 1:00pm, while other events throughout the season include cooking demos, community tables, wellness seminars, and free massages.

Located in north College Park, the Hollywood market is opening on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00am to 1:00pm for its third season. Started by community members, the market is conveniently located next MOM’s Organic Market and features a range of vendors offering products including artisan bread, cheese, coffee, crepes, honey, jewelry, meat, pickles, vegetarian dishes, and much more.

Business Beat:
February 2015 Edition

This month’s edition of the College Park Business Beat features news on the openings of a vegan restaurant at the Varsity and a grocery option in Hollywood, plus the announcement of the signature restaurant at The Hotel at the University of Maryland development.



Live Smart, Eat Local Tour Returns to Kangnam BBQ

On Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00pm, Kangnam BBQ Bar & Grill will be hosting the second event in this monthly series designed to support local businesses and promote community. The featured speaker is State Senator James Rosapepe of the 21st District, who will be discussing the current legislative session in Annapolis. Kangnam BBQ, which opened in October 2014, offers traditional Korean food, sushi, and much more. The restaurant is located at 8503 Baltimore Avenue.

halal butcher and grocer opens in Hollywood

Open since last week, Star Halal Meat and African Grocery is a family-owned butcher shop providing authentic West African products and halal meat. The family opened their first location in Takoma Park and decided to pursue a second location in the Hollywood Commercial District along Rhode Island Avenue. Their butcher shop carries a selection of beef, chicken, goat, and lamb that can be cut to the customer’s specification. Additionally, they have a charcoal grill onsite, where they’ll cook any meat purchased for patrons and serve it with rice and a spicy sauce. Beyond halal meet, the store carries dried spices, herbs, seasonings, palm oil, clothes, and other daily items.

Star Halal is located at 4936 Edgewood Road in the shopping plaza with A-1 Pawn and New York Deli.

Development Update:
January 2015

The latest edition of the College Park Development Update includes news on the construction of Landmark College Park, the site selection for a new City Hall, and plans to revitalize the Hollywood Commercial District. 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.

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