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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brandywine Crossing Phase 2


Brandywine Crossing phase 2 in in full construction mode and we will have lots of space to fill.  The two major tenants for this phase are CarMax and Great Escape Theater.  also on site will be Navy Federal Credit Union, McDonald's and Cheddar's.  Philly Flash is in negotiations as well as a few more I can't reveal until the lease is signed.  Sorry no Cheesecake Factory, they are just not able to work for our area.  More to come!

UPDATE:2/15/2013  Trailer on site for applications for Xscape Theater and here is their facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/XscapeTheaters?ref=ts&fref=ts

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there any plans to extend the road that runs behind Safeway, Target and Cosco and connect it with Cedarville Road by the Panda power plant. It would greatly benefit access to the shopping center from Pinefield and s.e. P.G. You wouldn't have to go out onto 301 and would cut down travel time.

Chris Shasho said...

As of now there are no plans for the roads to meet. Mattawoman drive runs behind the shopping center and would most likely connect with the other part of mattawoman dr. at brandywine road.

Big John said...

Hey Chris this is John from Brandywine, I asked you a couple of months back when the theater was scheduled to open and you told me you did not have a date yet. Have you heard anything yet. I work in CONST in Va and I can tell you these guy building that plaza are the slowest jokers I have ever seen, talk about milking the cow good grief. In Alexandria they started 2 new buildings, a restaurant Depot and, an office building adjacent to the patent & trade building not 2 months prior to them starting Brandywine Station Phase 2 and they've open the Restaurant Depot, and not far from finishing the office building. Maybe there is a reason they are going so slow. But I hope that thing opens in our lifetime, pun intended.

Chris Shasho said...

I think the biggest issue was the permit process. Construction is underway now and the theater will open in December.

Anonymous said...

Chris, I commute from Waldorf to Pax River Naval Base for work and I was wondering in the future are there any plans for adding over passes and eliminating few of the red lights on the road? The road is not safe to drive and especially when it rains. I see a car accident almost every other day. 301 north route to DC traffic is real bad around Brandywine as well? Are there any plans to fix 301? It will be greatly appreciated.

Chris Shasho said...

As of now there are no plans to add anything to Crain Highway. Any plans from the past including the bypass of 301 are not in consideration at this time.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris. Thank you for your blog. It is very informative and it's great to hear about all the up-and-coming places in (and around) Charles County. By any chance, have you all considered recruiting PF Chang's to build a location out here?

Chris Shasho said...

Thanks for checking out the blog. The 2 restaurants I am asked for the most are PF Changs and Cheescake Factory. Unfortunately unless we gain another 100,000 people within a 3 mile radius of the shopping center, they won't even consider us. They tell us they have to be in densely populated urban areas with large lunch crowds. Until we get more of our workforce to work closer to home we are out of luck.

Anonymous said...

My family and I visited the movie theather over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I feel Waldorf is lacking the one restaurant where the price point is above what an average teenager can afford. I believe having Bonefish has created that but do you see more restaurants coming in the future or shops?

Chris Shasho said...

There is more coming to Brandywine but waldorf definately lacks what we call "white tablecloth" dining. I have sites available for them but they have not been looking in our area. Have you ever tried Silver Skewers on 925? It's a great restaurant in an overlooked location, they do persian cuisine and it is excellent.

Anonymous said...

No I haven't. That is something my wife and I will consider. Much thanks.

Mindi @ Simply Stavish said...

Not related to Brandywine crossing but any idea about the construction right next to chick fil a in Waldorf!

Chris Shasho said...

Its just utility work. Nothing exciting. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Any idea when the checkers in brandywine will open ?

Chris Shasho said...

I don't know yet but it looks like its very close, perhaps another 30 days, if they started hiring yet. I need to get up there more and check things out.

Anonymous said...

Checkers in now open in brandywine md

Anonymous said...

Chris, I have to second your recommendation on Silver Skewers. If anyone has never been there you must try it out. One of the best restaurants in southern Maryland.

Chris Shasho said...

Thanks for the update on Checkers, I was just by there a few days ago looking for signs of life.

Thanks for the recommendation of Silver Skewers. They are definitely worth the trip and such great people.

Anonymous said...

How about putting some shopping here in charlotte hall!! Like a wegmans and target!!! We need something down here too

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, when will My Organic Market open in Waldorf? Thanks

Chris Shasho said...

Couple of months, they are just starting the work inside now. The Beauty supply store should be right behind them.

Chris Shasho said...

Mckays will start on a new shopping center in the near future. I have been working on tenants for the area, its been a slow process for the Charlotte Hall area. Need more population for many users.

Anonymous said...

I live across in chaddsford. The cell reception sucks. Any plans for a tower?

Chris Shasho said...

I have not heard of any plan for a tower, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone suggested a Sonic as a possible restuarant? It seems the closest is in the Annapolis area?

OB said...

Hey Chris,

Are there any plans for a Luxury Car dealership for Charles Country?
(Mercedes, BMW, Lexus) Or is that like PF Chang and Cheesecake Factory?

Anonymous said...

Any plans for a Sonic Drive-In?

HarrisM said...

Chris

Did a new restaurant owned by Hubbard open in Brandywine Crossing? I heard people were there Sunday but it sounded like a soft grand opening.

Chris Shasho said...

I have not heard yet. I put in a call to the landord to check. If they did it's about time.

Anonymous said...

any word when the theater may be completed

Chris Shasho said...

Saying by march now.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe PF Chang has that requirement. If they were to visit any restuarant in Waldorf area, on any given day, they are crowded; and surely on the weekend.They wouldn't hurt for business, that's for sure. Their loss! Any thoughts on bring SteinMart to the area?

Chris Shasho said...

Nothing that I know of from steinmart. I also think that a few of these restaurants that dont open till later in the day could get an extra boost being open for lunch. corporations and their silly rules..

Anonymous said...

I heard a Fudruckers was coming. Is that true???

Chris Shasho said...

Yes I announced it on my blog not to long ago. Go to the right of the blog and click on 2012 and then november. That will display the latest posts. you may also want to clear your cookies.

Warren said...

Hi Crhis,

First, Happy New Year to you and your family.

Second, can you set up a zoom-able version of the Brandywine Croossing Phase 2 image section? The current image can not be magnified to effectuate easier reading of furture commercial vendors who will be occuppying the Phase 2 spaces.

Chris Shasho said...

Warren Thanks and Happy New Year to you and your family as well. The site plan does not show any of the tenants just the space available mostly. I will be doing a new post soon and I will try to do a layout showing where tenants will be. I have posted a list of tenants coming in my November or December posts. Make sure you arent bookmarked on an old page and are not seeing updated I do.

Anonymous said...

Great blog, Chris. Keep pushing for finer dining in SoMD. I'm excited that Casey Jones is starting a cheese and charcuterie board on Mondays with good wine selections. I wonder if Clyde's Restaurant Group would make a good fit here?

EmmTeeDubb said...

Hey Chris, any idea where a person would go to inquire about working at the theater? Great info on your blog

Chris Shasho said...

I will check monday to see if there is an update on when hiring will start.

Chris Shasho said...

Hiring should start monday 2-11-13

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, where do you go to fill out an application? Where can I find a list of positions?

Chris Shasho said...

They have a trailer on site for applications. They dont have a website yet. Here is their facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/XscapeTheaters?ref=ts&fref=ts

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris! Any word on when Cheddar's will be opening? Is there any plans for a Sonic or Arby's?

Chris Shasho said...

April 15 for Cheddars. Still working on 3 sonics for the area. Arbys will be reopening the Clinton location under a new owner.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! now someone needs to open a tropical smoothie. I haven't seen one in MD. The closest one is Alexandria, VA. That is one place I really miss since moving here from VA Bch.

Kim W said...

I'd love to see Sonic come to town. It's too bad PF Chang's and Cheesecake Factory don't want to come here. Other places I'd love to see closer to Waldorf - Trader Joe's, Jimmy John's, and Potbelly. We have places for them and as others have said, the restaurants that are here are always busy! Love your blog.

Chris Shasho said...

Sonic is looking for locations now. Jimmmy Johns is also coming to waldorf but they are behind schedule for construction.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I work at Gwynn Park Middle and my students have been telling me that there is going to be a Dave and Busters at Brandywine Crossing. They seem pretty excited! Is it true? Or do I have to break their little hearts??

Chris Shasho said...

False! Fuddruckers yes no D&B.

Anonymous said...

What about a Jamba Juice?

VWright said...

With brandywine crossings being in walkable distance from communities across 301, what are your thoughts regarding a pedestrian overpass? Similar to the bridge over 197 @ Bowie town center. It can cut down on unnecessary traffic and provide safe access to a young customers ( and workforce) that live in the area and cannot drive.

Anonymous said...

Forget about Jimmy John's already a the best sub shop around and that is New York Deli.

Anonymous said...

The restaurants in Brandywine stay busy, always a wait to be seated. The Cheesecake Factory should really do their research. If they did, they would see that Brandywind can more than support the restaurant. The same thing happened in Largo MD with Wegmans. However they did place a store there. The Wegmans Largo location stays packed!

Anonymous said...

Any idea Why didn't Cheescake factory payout?

Jazmin Bibb said...

Can we PLEASE have a Sonic down there. That is a lot of land and opportunity for all that.

TNice said...

Enough already with the fast food sandwich shops. We don't need another sub sandwich or asian noodle/teriyaki shop in SoMd or Brandywine Crossing. What would be great is fine dining. Please talk with someone about getting some fine dining restaurants like Ruth Chris, Macaroni Grill, Cheesecake factory, Morton's Steak House, The Spaghetti Factory or the like. The roadways to Brandywine crossing must be addressed now to ease congestion, why an overpass wasn't built in the initial plans is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

do you have, or can provide a list of the new stores opening in the new phase of bradywine crossing, i want to apply for a job and want to know which stores to apply at?