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OpenBarre is open for business!

College Park is now the home of OpenBarre, a new fitness studio, founded by University of Maryland alumni Lauren Filocco. OpenBarre aims to provide a unique workout experience that incorporates pilates, yoga and ballet with other exercises like squats and planks. There are four types of barre classes offered and you can sign up for classes on the studio’s website here!


Small Business Saturday will take place on Nov 26th, and College Park is going to celebrate with a #ShopSmall Selfie event!

How it works:

1.) Show your support by taking selfies at your favorite local businesses on Nov 26th.
2.) Tag the businesses in each photo and post the photos using the following hashtags: #ShopSmall and #ShopCollegePark.

For more information contact Ryan Chelton at

Numi Yoga Now Open on College Ave.

Kelsey Starr is the founder of Numi Yoga, now open on College Ave. Kelsey has been practicing yoga since 2010 and has completed over 500 hours of training with local and nationally recognized teachers. Previously having taught yoga in communities surrounding University of Michigan and University of Illinois, Kelsey now brings her expertise to another Big10 college town.


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Mtg. for Downtown Businesses: Wednesday November 2nd, 1:30PM

The next meeting of the Downtown College Park Management Authority will take place on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 1:30pm. The meeting will occur in the Council Chambers in City Hall (4500 Knox Road).

The following topics will be discussed during the meeting:

  • Small Business Saturday
  • Permit Parking Fees in the Parking Garage
  • Future Items and Plans


We look forward to your participation in this week’s meeting.

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.