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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


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.

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.

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

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.