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Friday, June 15, 2012

New retail updates

New shops are popping up at the Shops at Waldorf.  First to open is the Ulta Beauty store located near Christmas tree shops.  Cafe Rio will be opening June 30th and Genghis Grill and Sweet frog frozen yogurt will come in the near future.  Construction is underway for the Charming Charlie womens accessory retailer.  Genghis Grille will take over the former Chuck E Cheese which officially opens on June 18th at the Charles County Plaza.  Sweet Frog is currently planned to move in next to Ledo's Pizza.  More details as we get them.

UPDATE:  Staples will be moving over between Babies R Us and Ulta and Charming Charlie will be between Ulta and Christmas tree shops.   Jennifer Furniture will be leaving.  No word on what is happening with the Staples space.

UPDATE: Cafe Rio Waldorf opens June 30th

UPDATE: Sweet Frog opening late August

UPDATE: Charming Charlie opens November 17th

35 comments:

Waldorfmom said...

Wow! I am very excited about these additions. However, I am very scared for my wallet since Charming Charlies is my weakness! LOL!!!

Gabe said...

What happened to the sweet frogs that was going to be next to Chipotle in La Plata?

Rick Petruzzi said...

When do you estimate the Sweet Frog's opening?

Chris Shasho said...

Sweet frog is still coming to la plata, they are just slow in the process. The one in Waldorf just signed on so it will take an estimate of 4 months to build. As we find out I will post it.

HarrisM said...

Chris - If Wegmans decides to locate in Charles County would the land you represent on 228 be appropriate or would that require the county to rezone that area?

Chris Shasho said...

It would require a rezoning. Currently it is zoned business park and i can only do 15% of it as retail.

Beth C said...

Very very excited about the Genghis Grill!

Chris Shasho said...

I made an update

HarrisM said...

Thanks for the updates. I would almost put money on it that Party City will move to the current Staples location. Their current site is a little small compared to other locations. We'll see.

Rich Che said...

Chris-

When will construction begin on the land located on 228 hwy?

Rich Che said...

Chris-

When will construction begin on the land located on 228 hwy?

Chris Shasho said...

Still working thru the process with the county, If all goes well perhaps in the winter. We are ready to sell lots immediately. There will be a traffic light at the entrance, and that took alot of time.

Lisa said...

Roy Rogers ? Any update on them taking over the old Arbys location in La Plata?

Chris Shasho said...

I have not spoke with the buyer, but I think its a done deal. I am waiting for confirmation so don't quote me on that just yet.

Anonymous said...

It looks like the space Staples is moving to is smaller than their existing space is that correct? Are there plans to speed up the renovation of the center or is it still being phased (very) slowly? Do you think Wegman's is still a few years away or do you think it could be sooner?

Chris Shasho said...

I think they are still working on an as necessary basis. The new Staples location is definitely smaller. We are seeing alot of the big box stores try new smaller models that they can fit in smaller centers. Wegmans is still a few years away. We are in contact with them.

Cafe Rio Waldorf opens June 30th!

Beth C said...

A Wegmans in Charles Co.? Now that would be amazing.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the updates! I'm excited about Charming Charlies.

Has there been any updates on the Super Walmart in La Plata? I keep searching online but I cannot find anything recent.

Chris Shasho said...

Tiffany the Wal-Mart deal has to go back to court because the town of La Plata made an appeal to the last judges ruling that said they could proceed. So we will see if this judge says the same thing or decides something different. Hopefully it will happen and improve the towns tax base because they are going to need it.

HarrisM said...

The Super Walmart issue is just painful to see. With the economy like it is a store like Super Walmart would be great for Charles County. We could capture all the Maryland dollars crossing the bridge going to the Super Walmart in King George; including my own. The current Walmarts in Laplata and Waldorf can not touch the one in King George. Praying a decision is made soon; before Walmart changes its mind about LaPlata.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea how to apply at Sweet Frog? They dont have a number on there website.

Chris Shasho said...

I can not find any information but they have a facebook page for the la plata location. I would suggest contacting them there. They are trying for a late July open date

Anonymous said...

Chris,
Any word on when Mom's Organic Market will open? Don't care to see Wegmans but would love to see Trader Joes and Whole Foods. I thought there was a rumor that whole foods was considering laplata

GloBug said...

I'm waiting anxiously for an answer to the last question on this blog thread. I agree with this person that a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

I noticed Old Country Buffet closed. Any word on what might take that space?

Chris Shasho said...

Sorry i missed a few comments, things have got busy!

We have shown whole foods the area in the past and they need a distribution center closer to be able to supply the stores if they move to the area. They still have concerns about the demographics as well. We will keep in contact with them but nothing is even in talks yet. Nothing from Trader Joes at all.
I have not heard anything about old country buffet, I will keep tabs on it.
Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate all the feedback.

Anonymous said...

how can i apply for sweet frog in waldorf?

Chris Shasho said...

From their facebook page:

NOW HIRING! Sweet Frog La Plata is looking for positive, energetic and motivated individuals to work in a fast paced and fun environment. If this is you, please download the application below and fill it out completely and email it to swee
tfrog_laplata@yahoo.com

http://freepdfhosting.com/f8d1e93074.pdf

Anonymous said...

Any update on when Charming Charlies will be opening? I checked their website and they don't have it listed as "coming soon"

Chris Shasho said...

November 17th for charming charlie

Anonymous said...

It is now November 2012 any word from Trader Joes that they might consider our area?

Chris Shasho said...

Still not in the market for our area. They would have to do multiple spots plus a distribution center. Hopefully with Mom's in the market they will start considering the area again.

JustJali said...

Hi! Is there any new on Wegman's???

Bambieyes said...

Hi could you please try to get The Cheesecake Factory or PF Chang to come to the Waldorf or la plata area... And please let us know any update on wegmans 😁

Chris Shasho said...

I am going to assume you are joking with me on those two restaurants? If not sorry they will never come here. Wegmans is still not interested either. Please read this post I had done that explains why they wont come: http://shashoconsulting.blogspot.com/2011/08/hey-chris-why-cant-we-have-around-here.html

Also I have to approve my posts so if you don't see your comment right away that is why. Thanks!