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Monthly archive - August 2013

Another Pizza Option Set to Open in Downtown This Week

Opening on Thursday, August 29th, in the Terrapin Station shopping block, Slices Pizza Co. hopes to differentiate themselves from the other pizza options in Downtown by offering more than just your traditional slice. At any given time, patrons will find 12 or more pizza varieties to sample ranging from The Mona Lisa (mozzarella, grilled vegetables – eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, goat cheese, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze) to The Taco Loco (refried beans, mozzarella, cheddar, taco beef, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and tortilla strips). Beyond pizza, the restaurant offers several panini and salad options plus the unique pizza log – stuffed pretzels with the claim of being “highly addictive.”

The entire menu focuses on fresh ingredients, including secret recipe dough that is made from scratch daily. Slices uses locally-sourced vegetables whenever possible and provides several vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

In celebration of their opening, Slices is giving away free slices for up to one year for guests that dine between August 29th and September 8th and enter the contest. The College Park location is their second store following the opening of a location in Greensboro, NC earlier this year.

With their interesting pizza (and non-pizza) combinations, do you think they can find a niche among the crowded pizza market? What’s your current favorite in Downtown?

2013 Downtown College Park Farmers Market Survey

With the Downtown College Park Farmers Market more than halfway through the season, the City is soliciting your feedback. Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think of the revamped market by taking the survey, which will help us make any necessary changes for the rest of this season and next year.

Please click this link to take the survey: 2013 Downtown College Park Farmers Market Survey

Thank you for your time!

Tired Of Seeing These Buildings?

If that’s the case you will be glad to know the City issued a Request for Bid Proposals to demolish these two vacant buildings last week. After receiving a grant through the State of Maryland’s Community Legacy Program in 2012 to demolish blighted properties along Route 1, the City has signed agreements with the property owners of 9091 Baltimore Avenue and 9339 Baltimore Avenue  to remove these eyesores. Bid proposals are due by September 9th and the City is aiming to select a contractor later that month with demolition to follow before the end of the year.

At 9091 Baltimore Avenue, Metropolitan Development Group is expected to construct a mixed-use development with 228 apartments, 55 for-sale townhomes, and just under 4,000 SF of retail on the 4.4-acre site. The property has sat vacant for several years following the failed redevelopment by a prior company. While there is no such development scheduled for 9339 Baltimore Avenue, the former waterbed store has been vacant for several years and would remain that way without the City’s assistance.

Excited to see these buildings disappear from the Route 1 Corridor?

 

 

College Park Business Beat – August 2013 Edition

Each month the City of College Park’s Department of Planning, Community, and Economic Development publishes a newsletter to update residents and interested parties on the latest development projects, local business happenings, and community events. The newsletters alternate between a Development Update and Business Beat edition.

This month’s newsletter is the Business Beat, which covers local business news including openings, closings, events, and other information of interest. The August edition features news on College Park Restaurant Week, the opening of The Common, and the relocation of the Maryland Book Exchange.

Let us know which of the “Coming Attractions” you’re most looking forward to in the comments section below.

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