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Friday, October 28, 2016

Waldorf Station Land Has Been Sold

The 145 acres known as Waldorf Station, and was once where a Super Walmart was planned, has been sold by Chaney Enterprises to Greenburg Gibbons.  This new group is responsible for some very nice developments like Annapolis Towne Centre and Waugh Chapel Towne Centre.  We have worked with them in the past and I believe they are the right group to do a nice project on that property.  Their plan is to do an open-air mixed use development.  We look forward to seeing their design.

Demolition permits have been issued to remove some of the buildings on the property.  They may include the Chaney building, Waldorf Restaurant and former Embassy Dairy.






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28 comments:

LaJuenne Sherzai-Harding said...

Very exciting!!
Where exactly is this?

Chris Shasho said...

As you come into Waldorf. Where the old embassy dairy and Waldorf restaurant are located.

LaJuenne Sherzai-Harding said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Any word on anything happening with the Waldorf Towne Center land that never went anywhere? It's pretty disappointing nothing ever happened with that project and the renovations planned for The Shoppes at Waldorf that started and then stopped and are still partial after so many years. That looks like a partially completed shopping center and is kind of ridiculous. Hopefully Greenbirg gibbons will be more welcomed than Walmart by these people that don't want anything to grow or change in the county.

Chris Shasho said...

The land for the town center was sold to another group. We are working on finding some tenants for the land.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean the hotel will also be demolished with the restaurant?

Chris Shasho said...

The chaney building I believe will be the first to go. But the motel and restaurant will come down at some point in the future.

Skycap said...

Interesting to hear CC officials liking the Waldorf Station plan now that the Wal-Mart is not involved. What about in Brandywine? It was reported a while ago that the Cadillac Motel was to be replaced with a multi-story Hotel, and I noticed work going on behind the new car wash on 301 beside Alidi's also. Last but not least any news on the land where Giant was going to build. Thanks for your knowledge and input.

Chris Shasho said...

Well you cant crap on someone who is keeping Walmart way, lol. But when they start to develop a plan you will hear from the environmentalists and all the other people that don't want anything or anyone else here.

The Cadillac motel will go away in the future, the land that is cleared is all part of the project. I can't say yet what will be there besides the new Best Western Hotel but there will be retail and medical.

The Giant is still paying on a long term lease so there is no rush for the owner to find another tenant.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what is going in on Hamilton Road and Western Parkway? Noticed they have cleared all the trees. I thought the land owner was disapproved for putting residential units there ( think they wanted apts). It was zone for commerical if I remember correctly and the landowner was trying to get it changed to residential...high density I think but not sure

Anonymous said...

I would love to know what's happening on Hamilton Road and Western Parkway.

Chris Shasho said...

It looks like it is a town home project.

Anonymous said...

It is, 170 units according to plans.

Ashleigh said...

Im actually kind of sad about all these old buildings going away. The Stardust motel, The wigwam, The Cadillac Motel. I hope they never tear down the old movie theater on 925 that is currently a Hispanic grocery store. But I am sure they will. This area has so much fun history. Id love to see more restoration but I am aware that will never happen.

Chris Shasho said...

It would be nice to keep some of the historic buildings in the area but the costs to restore outweigh the usability of the spaces. You start fixing something up and then the county wants you to upgrade, make changes, ADA accessibility. I've been in some of them and they are a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to leave an anonymous tip... Wegmans has expressed interest in this site (old super Wal Mart site) to the new developer. However, the County's zoning regulations for TOD require multi-story buildings for anything over 100,000 sf. I would imagine if enough citizens supported bringing in a Wegmans the Commissioners would be open to changing the zoning regs or allowing an exception. When only the environmentalists attend meetings and speak up, they are the ones who get heard.

Chris Shasho said...

Yes we have heard that as well. This would be the group that could get them here.

Anonymous said...

The possibility of a Wegmans is awesome. The only disappointment I would say would be how everything is so spread apart in Waldorf. All these small shopping centers and one off stores. It's too bad we can't have more things like the Waigh chapel project in Crofton. We get stuck with old shopping centers like Shoppers Word that are stuck in the 80's or half finished centers like Shops at Waldorf. But a Wegmans would be amazing if they can make it happen. I thought I read something about Wegmans having a smaller store model now too?

Anonymous said...

How many grocery stores do we really need? It's so god awful trying to make it from LaPlata to Brandywine, is it really worth it? If you must have a Starbucks on every corner maybe you should put roots in Fairfax and let the rest of us keep our roots on our trees! I really want to know what Wegmans provides that Safeway, Giant, Weis,Food Lion, Aldi,Nicks, Walmart, or Target doesn't have to fulfil your life? Because the additional 30 mins commute certainly takes away from mine!

Anonymous said...

First of all Wegmans is a BIG DEAL and they offer a lot that those traditional stores don't. However the issue here has always been that everyone commutes outside the county to work. It's too bad they don't focus on that. It would change the dynamic of the county and then there would be a reason for businesses like Wegmans to locate here.

Skycap said...

The Super WM was at the Appeals Board for over a year and a half tiring to get past the 100,000 sq foot rule. I don't care who goes there, just finish Western Parkway!

Upeedina Lamb said...

They could make the Wegmans multi story. Most of the newer stores are for their offices. Just put the pharmacy upstairs like the Harris Teeter in Fairfax.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris Can you tell me what's going on with the restaurant Hibachi Sushi Supreme Grill Restaurant in Waldorf, MD by the Little Caesars Pizza? We tried to go there but they were closed on Sunday. It looks like it closed for good. Can you confirm that Chris? I know that do a lot of business and the food is great. Just not sure what's going on. Would love to keep going.

Anonymous said...

Are we going to get any new restaurants in Waldorf, MD anytime soon that are seafood or sell everything? Like Long John Silver, Joe's Crab Shack! Any plans for the old Mimi's Restaurant to be made into another restaurant? Or the old Lone Star Restaurant?

Chris Shasho said...

Currently there are no new restaurants that we know of coming to the area. Carolina Kitchen will open in Brandywine soon.

I heard that the Hibachi closed. I assume that its permanent. No work from the leasing company that runs the center.

Audrey said...

I will be moving to Waldorf soon and reading about a possibility for Wegmans coming to the area is exciting. For years my husband and I have thought that a store like that (or even a Harris Teeter) is all Waldorf is missing. I will certainly keep my fingers crossed for this to happen.

Nichole said...

I am so glad that I found this site. I have lived in Waldorf for almost two years. As mentioned before, something's missing and it's WEGMANS!!!!! Wegmans will bring jobs and a better selection of food. I believe that better quality store will attract a younger demographic (25-35) which could generate more money into the county.

Just a thought from a millennial Waldorf resident.

SeVeN said...

We moved here and it def need a Wegmans! The effect that store has on an area is great