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Thursday, September 27, 2018

September / October Updates

 Updated 10/31/18

Burlington is now open in its new location at Waldorf Shoppers Word.  Its a much brighter store with a better layout.

Now that Burlington has moved they can begin construction on new tenants Aldi and Harbor Freight Tools that will take over two thirds of Burlington's former space.   No projected opening date yet but I'm thinking early spring 2019.  There will be one additional space for another tenant.  The shopping center is also working on a new facade for the buildings.

Shark Bar and Seafood Restaurant is scheduled to open this fall Late October in the Pinefield South Shopping Center in Waldorf.

The former Lonestar will become a Middle Eastern restaurant.  There is no opening date set.

Kahn Grill will open in the former Bucca space in the St. Charles Town Center Mall.  It is supposed to open this fall.

Fosters grill is looking to open a new location in La Plata in the former Red Oak space by Roy Rogers.  Looking at early 2019 opening.

Urban BBQ has closed in La Plata

Rite Aid closed in La Plata due to Walgreen's buying the company.

K-Mart in Prince Frederick will close due to Sears Bankruptcy.

Cafe Rio has closed in Waldorf

Ulta Beauty is coming to the Wildewood Shopping Center in California, MD.  It will take over the former Dollar General and some retail next to it.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Aldi Coming to Waldorf

Aldi Market will be coming to Waldorf Shoppers World.  They will occupy a section of the former Burlington store which is moving to the former Sports Authority space.  Harbor Freight Tools will occupy part of the space as well.  Construction should start as soon as Burlington has moved all of their inventory over to the new space.  The Shopping center is also working on a remodel to update its look.

Aldi is a German discount grocery chain with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries and 1,600 stores currently in the United States.  They are no-frills stores and many of its products are their own brand.  Getting a shopping cart requires paying a quarter but you get it back when you return the cart.  Sometimes items in the store are only available for a short amount of time so if you want something don't wait.  Bring your own bags because they are not supplied.

New Updates Good and Bad

Some good news and bad news coming in:

Einstein Bagels and Fuddruckers have closed in Brandywine Crossing.

Starbucks will replace the Brandywine Einstein location with a drive thru.

Verizon store coming to Cadillac Crossing in Brandywine.

Genghis Grill has closed at the Shops at Waldorf.  No word on if there is a replacement.

Splash of Colour paint bar and bistro will be coming in the Fall to White Plains next to Sky Zone.  Parking is going to be a nightmare.

QCI Behavioral Health has expanded to our new building at 5010 Regency Place in White Plains.

Cheeseburger in Paradise has closed in St. Mary's

Big Mommas Soul Food has opened in the Smallwood Village Center in Waldorf

Kabobbq in Waldorf is stated for a early fall opening.

Last Updated 8-30-18

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Opening Dates for Harris Teeter and Marshalls

Opening day ribbon cutting dates for stores at The Shoppes at Apple Greene in Dunkirk.

Marshalls Department Store Grand Opening
Thursday, August 16th at 7:45 a.m.

Harris Teeter
Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:00 a.m.

Dates are always subject to change.

UPDATE: Both tenants are now open.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New Tenants for St. Mary's Marketplace

Klein Enterprises has let me know that they have just signed some tasty new tenants to the St. Mary's Marketplace.  Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Cold Stone Creamery will be located in one of the out parcel buildings next to Panda Express.  Cold Stone is Co-Branding their space with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory which adds chocolates, confections and candy apples to their stores.  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has locations world wide.  This will be their first store in Southern Maryland.  More tenants are working for St. Mary's Marketplace.  Stay tuned!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Casey Jones Restaurant Closing

Casey Jones Restaurant in a La Plata, which has been a landmark in the area since 1980, will be closing August 4th.

A D.C. restaurant group called EatWell DC will be opening a new restaurant in the location called The Charles-Farm Table & Public House.  EatWell has a farm close by which is one of the reasons it chose the area. This will be EatWell's  sixth restaurant and the first in Maryland.  Some of their other restaurants include The Pig and The Bird which will have some of its dishes featured at the new location.  Look for it to open October 1st of this year.  The address is 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD.

Friday, July 13, 2018

A Few More Updates

Just a couple of updates on things happening in the area. 

We have sold the former Lonestar restaurant to a group that is planning a middle eastern restaurant.  They should start the remodel immediately.

The Raley's Furniture buildings in Waldorf and Lexington Park were sold and are being renovated.  They are now owned by Regency Furniture but will keep the Raley's name.

Five Guys Burgers in La Plata will be moving in the future to a new freestanding building next to Panera Bread.

Coldstone Creamery is still going thru permits in La Plata from what I'm told.  Its taking forever!