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!
Topic archive - Business Openings
November 9, 2016
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.
October 12, 2016
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.
August 29, 2016
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.
October 20, 2015
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th – TUESDAY OCTOBER 27th
11AM – 9PM
Nando’s invites you to help give back to the community as you enjoy your first taste of their legendary PERi-PERi chicken!
During the restaurant’s first three opening days, 100% of your bill will go to the University of Maryland’s Campus Pantry! The UMD Campus pantry provides emergency food to students, faculty, and staff in need.
For more information contact (240) 582-8420. Nando’s Peri-Peri is located at 7400 Baltimore Avenue in College Park, Maryland.
February 9, 2015
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.
October 15, 2014
This month’s edition of the College Park Business Beat features information on the latest pizza operation in Downtown, a medical spa in Campus Village Shopping Center, a sleek Korean BBQ restaurant, and the launch of the Hollywood Commercial District Facade Improvement Program.
June 6, 2014
While a few construction-related delays have pushed backed the original spring opening date, The Board and Brew is ready to open their doors to the public next week. The board game cafe is a blend of an independent coffee house and a relaxed entertainment venue centered around more than 500 board games. Located on the ground floor of The Varsity student housing complex at 8150 Baltimore Avenue, the cafe will offer specialty coffees and teas along with a menu of homemade treats and small plates.
The brains behind the concept, Brian McClimens and Benjamin Epstein, are both graduates from the University of Maryland and they hope to bring a different form of entertainment to College Park. Beyond the vast selection of board games, the owners will have regular events like open-mic, trivia, and tournaments. Customers can rent board games for a flat fee of $5.00 for an unlimited amount of time.
The venue is the first grant recipient through the City’s Commercial Tenant Improvement Program, which was designed to attract small, locally-owned businesses through matching grants for build-out expenses.
The owners have created a parking map to help customers find the easiest options, which include on-site parking behind the business and free afternoon and weekend parking on the University of Maryland campus.
April 17, 2014
The latest edition of the College Park Business Beat features information on the opening of a women’s clothing store in Downtown, the pending arrival of a new pizza concept from California, and the opening of the City’s Downtown and Hollywood farmers markets later this month. Additionally, a new section on retail opportunities has been added to the newsletter.
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March 28, 2014
Earlier this week Downtown College Park saw the opening of an independent clothing store at 4513 College Avenue in the former On Cloud 9 space. StyleSurrender is a contemporary clothing store that delivers fun, fresh, and easy to wear styles for young ladies. Beyond clothes, merchandise includes handbags, jewelry, accessories, and even swimwear.
To celebrate their opening, StyleSurrender is hosting a Grand Opening event on Saturday, March 29th. The event features a special 20% off the entire stock, plus an additional 15% off with a University of Maryland student ID. For those spending over $75, the shop is giving away a free gift. Refreshments will also be available while they last.