Its gotten busy! The months just seem to run together now. I'm forgetting to start the new months updates! There has been a real influx of calls for people looking for spaces. Its a good time. However we have lost a few businesses to the whole virus thing. Hopefully we will gain some new and different businesses in the future.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Which brings me to an old topic. Everyone keeps asking for new and better grocery stores like Wegmans.
The reason we can not get them is due to our lower population and the fact that somewhere around 60% of our workforce leaves the area. Wegmans depends on that lunchtime crowd. They have a large market cafe with quick service food. If no one is there to eat lunch they feel the area would not be right for them. If you look at our area restaurants you don't usually have any wait time to sit down. That's not good. Why would a restaurant come here when no one is eating lunch? Its very hard to just depend on dinner crowds.
Rock and Toss Crab House coming soon to the Shops at Waldorf in the former Genghis Grill space. It is a Cajun style sea food restaurant. No word on an opening date. They have another location currently in Bowie, MD
Speaking of the Shops at Waldorf, Panera is going to move over to their own stand alone building next to the Silver Diner. I believe they plan to have a drive thru as well. No word on when that move will take place.
In the Brandywine shopping area near Chadds ford has some construction going on. There will be a few more pad sites for individual stores and perhaps a small strip center.
Royal Farms is now open on Moores Road in Brandywine.