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CAVA OPENS ITS DOORS WITH FANFARE

After months of anticipation, Cava has finally opened its doors. Students and College Park residents gleefully waited in line hoping they would be one of the first 150 guests to receive a free meal. Those waiting in line were entertained by the UMD marching band, cheerleaders and even Testudo! Cava, founded in Rockville and now a nationwide chain, is the brainchild of three first-generation Greek Americans who wanted to bring authentic Mediterranean flavors with a modern twist to a wider audience. If you go to Cava, you’ll find a dizzying array of delicious menu items to build a customized healthy and flavorful meal at this “chef casual” restaurant.

Dunkin’ Donuts is among six new businesses coming to Terrapin Row

Dunkin Donuts, have opened their second franchise location within
College Park. Also coming soon to Terrapin Row are SeoulSpice, Wings
Over, Cheers Cut, Poki District and Gong Cha who have all signed leases
for the vacant ground floor space. There has been no word on when the
other businesses are expected to open.

Vigilante Coffee

Vigilante Coffee has replaced #1 Liquors on Baltimore Ave. Vigilante specializes in serving unique coffee and providing coffee education. The building has been transformed from a cement block into a warm and welcoming coffee shop. The ceiling has been painted blue and natural light and plants have been added to give a more open feel.

Krazi Burrito opens in College Park!

Bread N Greens, which shared space with Krazi Kebob, has been converted to Krazi Burrito, a fast casual Mexican concept by Naumaan Hamid. Using locally sourced fresh ingredients, Krazi Burrito also offers tacos, nachos, quesadillas and bowls. The new restaurant is creating a big push for online ordering and delivery, allowing customers to get in and out with their food quicker. Krazi Burrito is open seven days a week and will provide extended hours on Thursday Friday and Saturday nights to give residents more late-night options.

Get ready to celebrate Small Business Saturday®

College Park is proud to support Small Business Saturday® this Nov 25. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day celebrates and supports the small businesses that make communities unique.

 

From family-run corner stores to food trucks to online boutiques, small businesses are an important part of our lives. When they succeed, we all do. This year, we want to help them connect with more customers like you in their community.

 

Here are some ways to participate before, during, and after the big day:

 

  • Leading up to Small Business Saturday, tell the people you love about the small businesses you love. Encourage friends, family, and neighbors to do the same using #ShopSmall on social media.
  • On Nov 25, get out and shop the small businesses in your community! Be sure to share your favorite places using #ShopSmall and #SmallBizSat.
  • See the impact small businesses have on your community and learn more about the
    Shop Small® Movement at ShopSmall.com.

 

We hope you’ll join us in supporting small businesses on Nov 25, and that you’ll remember to Shop Small year round.

Kapnos Taverna opens in College Park

Celebrity Chef Mike Isabella has opened Kapnos Taverna in the Hotel at the University
of Maryland, his twelth restaurant in the D.C. area. Kapnos Taverna will offer an
extensive list of Greek mezze, including crispy brussels sprouts with butternut
squash, octopus Santorini and roasted pork shoulder with apple, mostarda and tahini.

Potomac Pizza opens within the Hotel

Potomac Pizza uses fresh ingredients to create both traditional and specialty
pizzas and offers a fun and memorable atmosphere that local residents enjoy.
Pizzas are constructed using trans-fat and cholesterol-free pizza dough and
their sauce is made from scratch every day without dairy, nut or egg products.

Bagels N’ Grinds

Bagels ‘n Grinds has brought a new breakfast option to the base of
The Hotel at the University of Maryland. Bagels ‘n Grinds has an onsite
water treatment facility that’s visible upon entering the site
to ensure that their product tastes like true New York style bagels.

Old Maryland Grill comes to College Park

Local restaurateur Mike Franklin, who also owns Franklin’s restaurant in Hyattsville,
has opened the upscale Old Maryland Grill in The Hotel at the University of
Maryland. Old Maryland Grill serves a number of locally-sourced dining options
including Maryland-themed dishes such as crab cakes and Chesapeake blue catfish.

POH-YO Charcoal Chicken is officially open!

POH-YO gives you chicken at it’s finest: marinated in special seasonings, slow roasted over a charcoal flame, and meat so tender it falls off the bone. Founded by food enthusiasts that met in college, POH-YO brings food bursting with flavor and ethnic spice to College Park.