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Monday, January 19, 2015

New retail centers on Crain Highway

 Just some updates on projects on Crain Highway in the Waldorf area.  Above is what we are going to be turning the old American Hardware into this year.  Construction will begin in a few months.  They will be gutting, refacing and adding to the building for a total of around 15,000 square feet.  It should be ready by the end of the year.  Already have a few tenants lined up.
This project is a new retail center closer to Pinefield.   This was the old thrift store next to Mr. Tire that had burned down.  This one is closer to completion but no word on any tenants yet.  Updates as we get them.  I like to see old buildings re purposed  rather than building new but sometimes the cost to do it is way to high.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for answering my question re neo-urbanism. I'm disappointed but it's good to know not to expect it any time soon. I saw a Shasho sold sign at the corner of Billingsley and Piney Church. today. What's going there?

Chris Shasho said...

Plan for a small retail center with daycare if they can find a tenant.

Anonymous said...

My I ask, what retailers are going into the Crain Hwy location that is almost completed.

Sahar Sherzai said...

There is a great restaurant in Alexandria called haute dog. They are looking to open up a 3rd store. I told them about Waldorf. Wasn't sure if you had anything in mind to replace California tortilla or if you knew how the rent was?

Chris Shasho said...

Currently they have no tenants signed.
Sahar give them my number and I can show them any property in the area.

Sahar Sherzai said...

Do you know what is taking place at 45 st Patrick's drive where the clarion used to be? I saw it looks redone

Chris Shasho said...

It is being turned into an assisted living facility. I believe it's called charleston.

Kat said...

Does this mean the space is being made for a daycare? Or It can become one if the person knows how to renovate?

Chris Shasho said...

They hope to secure a daycare tenant. One has not been acquired yet. I still have not seen a building plan.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the renovation of St Charles Towne Center? Will it be open while being renovated? I heard its going to start this month?

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in knowing if a restaurant for area families like the Rainforest cafe would come to the area. The restaurant is awesome and I think it would do very well in the county as you mentioned, we love to eat!

HN said...

Any plans for a Zoe's Kitchen? That would be bring a Mediterranean faster-food option to the area.

Anonymous said...

Any plans for a Royal Farms in the area?

Chris Shasho said...

Royal has been down to look but wawa got all the good spots. They aren't looking hard but if something comes up they may still build here.

Chris Shasho said...

Rainforest wont come here not enough density in the area. They closed in Tysons years ago and that's much busier than here.

Last time I asked Zoe's had no interest.

St Charles town plaza is getting renovations in sections. They are working on where the new furniture store will go first.

Anonymous said...

What is the possiblity of a Macaroni Grille or Joe's Crabshack and also Sonic. Now that we have the food out of the way is there anymore talk of transportation that connects Southern MD to Northern MD like casino's or events in Baltimore.Possible Train or Bus lines.

Chris Shasho said...

I have a couple of Sonics on the way for Charles county. One is in Pinefield and one will be in La Plata.
There is still a study going on for light rail to the branch avenue metro but that's about it.

Kelli Finamore said...

What about a Trader Joe's coming to Waldorf? Sorry if this has already been asked... I just moved here.

Kelli Finamore said...

Trader Joe's?

Alfred said...

Hey Chris,
I'm a GC in the DC area. How do we register or get involved in the bidding process for your construction projects ?

Chris Shasho said...

Most of my developers have their own crews. If you want to send your info to us we will put it in the file.

Chris Shasho said...

Kelli Trader Joes does not have interest in the area. We don't fit all their requirements.

Srajan Kumar said...

Hey Chris,
The commute to Charles county from beltway has become a major concern. Are there any plans to improve the intersections after 301 and MD 5 merge. These intersections are killing lot of commute time.

Srajan Kumar said...

Hey Chris,
The commute to Charles county from beltway has become a major concern. Are there any plans to improve the intersections after 301 and MD 5 merge. These intersections are killing lot of commute time.

Chris Shasho said...

There are no plans for anything on 301 or 5 currently. The only possible future improvement will be to the western parkway as you come into Charles county where the Chaney building is. Western parkway will start there and will connect to the rest of it. That will all depend on the development of chaneys land for the super walmart.

Tiana Cherenfant said...

Hi Chris,

Are there any plans for new businesses coming to the Bryans Road Area? New homes have been popping up in the area for some time now and I am wondering what that means for our community? Are there any plans for any new schools coming to our area in the near future to accommodate all the new families with children? I am particularly interesting in high schools. Right now the only high school for our zone is Lackey of which I am not a fan of.

Thanks,

TC

Tiana Cherenfant said...

Hi Chris,

Are there any plans for new businesses coming to the Bryans Road Area? New homes have been popping up in the area for some time now and I am wondering what that means for our community? Are there any plans for any new schools coming to our area in the near future to accommodate all the new families with children? I am particularly interesting in high schools. Right now the only high school for our zone is Lackey of which I am not a fan of.

Thanks,

TC