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Welcome to College Park Lidl!

Lidl, a grocery store company based in Germany, opened one of its first locations in the U.S. in College Park. The company (pronounced “leedle”) prides itself on its high quality products, low prices, and its efficient and enjoyable shopping experience. This is no cookie-cutter grocery store – it is designed to help customers get in an out quickly and easily. It also offers more than just food, including small appliances or kitchen gadgets, to stylish gear for the whole family, to toys and power tools, to home décor and gardening supplies, and much more. Lidl also manages to partner with local and regional farms and suppliers, while also offering new favorites and flavors from all over the world.

Gong Cha opens under terrapin row

Gong Cha teas can be blended with a variety of fruits, toppings and creative mixes. Gong Cha prides itself on offering fresh tea and toppings to our customer’s everyday by keeping their tea and tapioca pearls are fresh every four hours. Bubble tea is their specialty and they are excited to have their customers enjoy a great cup of tea with Gong Cha.

Downtown College Park welcomes CB Chinese Grill

The owners and operators of College Park’s bustling Northwest Chinese Food has opened their second restaurant in College Park. The restaurant serves traditional Chinese food called Chun Bing, or “spring pancake,” a cuisine unique to the northern China as well. The spring pancakes are wrapped around traditionally seasoned veggies and meats. If you’ve enjoyed Northwest Chinese Food, be sure to check out this new restaurant.

T-Swirl Crepe opens on Baltimore Avenue

This Japanese crepe franchise chose College Park as its second location in Maryland because the owner, Bryan Hu, believed the student body and surrounding community was open-minded and eager to try new healthy food options. T-Swirl Crepes offers 25 varieties of crepes, ranging from savory and meaty to sweet and fruity, in addition to vegetarian and gluten free offerings. Located in the heart of Downtown College Park, T-Swirl Crepes will no doubt soon become a community favorite.

Taqueria Habanero

Taqueria Habanero, one of D.C.’s most beloved taquerias, is opening their first new restaurant in none other than College Park. The restaurant is renowned for its authentic Mexican cuisine, with its owners Mirna and Dio Montero having worked for acclaimed D.C. chef José Andrés before opening their first location in 2014. The College Park location will have an expanded menu, including new taco and entree options, as well as a weekend brunch menu.

Wings Over lands in College Park

The fast-food restaurant, Wings Over, offers fresh chicken wings, chicken tenders and sandwiches in more than 20 different flavors, and is one of three new restaurants to open in the Terrapin Row retail space.

The new restaurant features a menu in line with the regional chain’s latest rebranding effort; Wings Over currently sells dry-rubbed or sauce-covered wings, fried chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, and other snack favorites.

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.