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Business Improvement Fund

The College Park Business Improvement Fund is once again receiving applications. Applications will be accepted from now until January 20th. All applications submitted will then undergo an evaluation based on criteria outlined here in the program guidelines. For a copy of the College Park Business Improvement Fund application, click here.

Live Smart, Eat Local Tour to be hosted by Krazi Kebob/ Bread N Greens

On Monday, October 24th at 7:00pm, Krazi Kebob and Bread N Greens will be hosting the next stop in the Live Smart, Eat Local Tour. This month the featured speakers are Ray Benton and Trinity Greer, who will be discussing the Junior Tennis Champions Center. Krazi Kebob offers a combination of rich flavorful Indian-Pakistani cuisine with Mexican tastes and style, while Bread N Greens specializes in salad served three different ways: a classic salad bowl, served inside of a baguette, or smoothie. The restaurants are located at 4427 Lehigh Road.

New to College Park, Paisano’s

College Park’s most recent Pizza Restaurant, Paisano’s, opened it’s first University oriented location on Baltimore Ave. this fall. The gourmet pizza restaurant is very interested in being an active member of the community and has reached out to University of Maryland teams as well as local law enforcement.

Paisano’s prides themselves on making almost all of their ingredients fresh from scratch daily and the effort is paying off as the reactions by residents who have tried Paisano’s has been overwhelmingly positive. Paisano’s has dine in, take-out, delivery and catering for not only gourmet pizza, but also salads, pastas, subs, and more.

For a full menu, click here.

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Fat Pete’s Comes to College Park

On October 8th the much anticipated barbeque restaurant Fat Pete’s officially opened it’s College Park location with over 500 people coming by on Saturday.

Fat Pete’s is located at 7406 Baltimore Ave and is ranked among the “Best BBQ Joints in DC” Fat Pete’s College Park location specializes in smoked meats and vegetables.

Fat Pete’s BBQ Meat & Vegetable Smoking Company is open 7 days a week beginning at 11:30am and is available for private events, parties, and carry-out orders. Delivery will start soon on the University of Maryland Campus and the surrounding area.

September Development Update

The September 2016 edition of the College Park Development Update newsletter features:

  • updates on the status of development projects
  • new project announcements

CLICK HERE to read the publication.


Food Trucks Launch in Downtown College Park

On September 2nd, College Park is launching as the first operating Food Truck Hub in Prince George’s County.

The Q Truck, as seen on the Fox 5 News Zip Trip segment featuring the City of College Park, will feature fresh and exciting quesadilla flavors: Fresh Salmon and Chive Quesadilla, Caprese Quesadilla with a Balsamic Glaze, Whiskey Mac & Cheese Quesadilla and so much more. The Q Truck is excited to call Prince George’s County home.

Click here to read the official press release.

Development Update: May 2015

The latest edition of the College Park Development Update features updates on the construction at Landmark, Monument Village, and Terrapin Row, as well as information on the University’s plan for an Innovation District on the former East Campus site.

Shop College Park on Small Business Saturday!

Saturday, November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.  With the holiday season upon us now is a great time to purchase goods which suppor local businesses and contribute to College Park’s economic growth and vitality! Don’t forget to take a break from all your shopping to have a meal at a local restaurant as well.

How You Can Participate

Check some of the local and small business listed right here on the Shop College Park website

More information about Small Business Saturday 

Last Downtown Farmers Market of the season!

The 4th year of the College Park Farmers Market comes to a close this Sunday, November 23 from 10am-2pm. Each year the market has offered more vendors and a greater diversity of fresh produces, made to order food and specialty goods. In 2014, we had a rotation of 18 consistent vendors! Come out to support our local vendors one last time before they take a well-deserved winter break. Don’t forget to stock up on your Thanksgiving Day needs.

This Week’s Vendors

Alcoba Coffee
Bill’s Backyard BBQ
Cecilia’s Delight
Gentle Flours
Grandma Vera’s Bakery
Larry’s Produce
Miller Farms
Phil’s Dills Gourmet Pickles
Roy and RT’s Kitchen
True Honey Teas

The 2015 Farmers Market will begin in April. Currently all of our existing vendors plan to return for the 2015 season.

As always, free parking is available in Downtown on Sundays, including the parking garage across from City Hall.

Have comments or suggestions on how to improve the market in 2015?
Please send an email to



Visit the Farmers Market website


College Park Community Foundation Announces 2014 Grant Recipients & Winter Gala

Grant Recipients

In October,    the    College    Park    Community    Foundation    (CPCF)    announced    over    $4,000    in    grants    to   six    non-­‐profit    and service    organizations for    its   2014    grant    cycle.       Compared    to    its    inaugural    grant    cycle    in    2013,    CPCF    received    over    double    the    number    of    applications    and    granting    over    $2,700    above    2013’s    total    grant    amount.

“We’re very    excited    to    have    received    so    many    strong    applications    this    year,    and    are

honored     to   be extending    grants    to   a   wide    range     of    organizations     serving   the   College   Park

community,” said    Richard    Morrison,    Chair    of   CPCF’sBoard    of    Directors.

Please see for more information about Grant Recipients

Winter Gala

Awardess will be honored at the College    Park    Community    Foundation’s    annual    Winter    Gala    on    Saturday,    December    13,    2014    at    the    College    Park    Marriott    Hotel    &   Conference    Center.        The    Gala    will   feature    hors    d’oeuvres,    cocktails,    musical    entertainment,    and    a    silent    auction,    highlighting    items    from    local    businesses.

All are    invited    to    attend.    Proceeds    from    the    event    support    CPCF’s    grant-­‐making    and    outreach    activities.    Individual       tickets    for    the    Winter    Gala    are    $45    and    may    be    purchased    online    at

The 2014    Grant    Recipients:



Grant Project

Boy Scout Troop 298 $500 The matching grant funds will leverage scout fundraising activities that support the scouts attending summer day camp in Summer 2015.
The College Park Community Food Bank $1,300 The grant will fund a stipend for an intern to develop better organizational systems, story collecting, messaging, and data gathering, including a volunteer and donor directory, updated website, and developing a data collection tool for the clients they serve.
College Park Community Library $400 College Park Community Library will purchase a library software package that will allow the Community Library to improve their service capacity by being able to track their inventory an electronically check-out/in books.
Cub Scout Pack 298 $500 The matching grant funds will leverage scout fundraising activities that support the scouts attending summer day camp in Summer 2015.
Meals on Wheels of College Park $607 The grant funds an outreach and marketing efforts for clients and volunteers, including a redesigned website and targeted advertising campaigns.
National Museum of Language $700 The grant supports a week-long summer camp at the College Park Community Center, which will provide 60 children with an introduction to a variety of languages, including Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Japanese.