Coming Soon…Small Business Saturday, and Selfies!

Small Business Saturday will take place on Nov 28th, 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 28th.
2.) Tag the businesses in each photo and post the photos using the following hashtags: #ShopSmall and #ShopCollegePark.

For more information contact Randall Toussaint at

Nando’s Peri-Peri Grand Opening

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.

Business Beat: October 2015 Edition

Many exciting things are happening in the City of College Park!

This edition of the College Park Business Beat highlights several of the new restaurants, stores, and events that are coming to College Park, Maryland.

Revamped Downtown Farmers market Reopens April 14th

The City of College Park, in partnership with the Downtown College Park Management Authority, is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Downtown College Park Farmers Market (DCPFM) for the 2013 season. Please join us as the market reopens weekly beginning Sunday, April 14th followed by a Grand Opening on Sunday, May 5th as more produce becomes available.  The market operates in the City Hall parking lot from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Free parking is available throughout Downtown on Sundays, including the parking garage off Knox Road.

In its third year of operation, the market is now under new management and will offer producer-only fruits and vegetables, while no longer allowing items purchased wholesale. The management team is currently recruiting vendors to provide a diverse set of products that will enable the DCPFM to become a premier market in the region.

Currently approved vendors include Bear’s Honeypot, Bill’s Backyard BBQ, Flower of the Forest Farm, Grandma Vera’s Bakery, Heavenly Created Desserts, Miller Farms, Pleitez Produce, and Smith Meadows. For more information on these vendors please visit the market’s page. Several other vendors are currently being considered, so we expect this list to grow as the season progresses.

The management team has currently scheduled events for both the season opening and Grand Opening dates:

  • April 14th – Farmers Market reopens for 2013 season
    • Cooking demo with Ferhat Yalcin, owner of College Park’s own Fishnet restaurant
  • May 5th – Grand Opening event
    • Cooking demo with Ferhat Yalcin, owner of College Park’s own Fishnet restaurant
    • Non-alcoholic cocktail demo with Gina Chersevani, owner of Buffalo & Bergen