Tuesday, January 3, 2023

January 2023 Updates

Happy 2023!  No resolutions for me. Just keep doing what I'm doing and enjoy life.  Who knows what this new year will bring.  Hopefully something good for all of us.  Stay positive and be kind to each other.

"keep moving forward" - Walt Disney

If you want to see a new business come to the area tell them you want them here.  But check to see if they have other locations close by.  

Quick updates as of 1-24-23:

Cava Waldorf supposed to open by the end of January but subject to change.

Crumbl Cookies still shows no sign of construction in Waldorf

Los Compadres #2 Latin Market is now open at 4425 Crain Highway, White Plains.

O'Reilly Auto Parts now open at 3385 Crain Highway, Waldorf.

Planet Fitness La Plata showing opening date Friday February 17th 2023. 6655 Crain Highway next to Outback. Dates always subject to change.
Southern Maryland Axe has a tentative opening date of January 19th. They will be located at 70 Industrial Park Dr #1C in Waldorf.
Aldi in La Plata is showing an opening date of February 15th.  Its located across from Rosewick Crossing on Rosewick road.

Panda Express in La Plata says that they are trying to get open by the end of January. Hopefully everything works out.

There are a couple of bakeries coming to downtown Leonardtown. Flour donuts and bakery will be in the old bell motors building. Kneaded baking co will be with Salted Scoop.

A new Dairy Queen was approved for Leonardtown.  It will take the place of an existing Burchmart self serve car wash at 22875 Washington St.  It will be a while before we know when they plan to open.

CAVA opens in Waldorf Thursday the 26th at the former Wendy's location 3005 Crain Highway.
Old Navy will be returning to Waldorf at The shops at Waldorf Center!  Five Below will be moving out of their current location over to the former Charming Charlie's and Carousel space by Christmas Tree Shops.  They will have a larger store with more things to offer.  Old Navy will then take over the Five Below space and some adjoining space next door.  Lots of moving parts here so it will take some time.  Its great to have them back in the area.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

December 2022 Updates

Happy Holidays to you!  I hope everyone has a wonderful December and you get to spend it with friends and family.  Its so important to get that family time in.  Make those memories, take those pictures and videos.  Don't be shy.  You will want them later on when you get older.  I also hope we remember to be kind to one another.  It doesn't take much to do it.  Helping others, holding that door open, donating to the less fortunate.  Sometimes its that one small thing that will brighten another persons day.  You never know what someone else is going thru.  

Slim Chickens has posted an opening date of December 15th.  They are located at 22622 MacArthur Blvd in California, MD in the Patuxent Crossing Shopping Center. 
Kung Fu Tea is showing a Grand Opening date of January 20th in Prince Frederick at the Chapline place Shopping Center.
Brotha Manns Tacos now open in the Smallwood Village Shopping Center. Located at #109 Smallwood Village Center, Waldorf. We are happy to have brokered this deal.
Cobb island Public Market has opened at 17005 Cobb island Road.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

November 2022 Updates

Hope everyone has been keeping busy and had a great Halloween! It was a bit soggy but we still had a pretty good time. Lots of projects still progressing nicely and some I haven't seen move at all.  I love November because of family and food time.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and thank you veterans!  When do you start decorating for the holidays?

I pinned a great article on our Facebook page about something I talk about a lot which is: Why we cant just put any business in the county.  Take a look at that and please like and follow our page there too.  

Tropical Smoothie Café will have their grand opening at the Fox Run Shopping Center in Prince Frederick November 5th.  
CAVA plans to open their Waldorf location by mid January 2023.  EDIT:  Its located in the former Wendy's location.
Selby's Food Service and Sweet Almond Macarons coming to the Piney Church Retail Center next to Ledo's Pizza and the 7-11.
Jersey Mike's Subs Grand Opening November 16th at Waldorf Park. Smallwood Drive and Crain Highway North next to Starbucks.

Los Compadres 2 at 4425 Crain Highway between White Plains Liquors and About the ink tattoo.
Plan shows Banfield Pet Hospital as a new tenant coming to the Charles County Plaza Shopping Center between Giant and Mattress Firm.

Burnbox Pizza is showing an opening date of December 15th. The are located next to Verizon at 2925 Crain Highway in Waldorf. EDIT now estimating mid January 2023
Scandinavian Designs has opened in the former toys r us location on mall circle in Waldorf.
7 Eleven has opened in North Waldorf at the corner on Crain Highway and Pierce Road in front of Sam's Club.
Sheetz is coming to the Charlotte Hall area by the VA outpatient clinic located along Three Notch Road. The rest of that property will have pad sites available for purchase.

Monday, October 3, 2022

October 2022 Updates

Happy Fall! Its been a wet one so far.  Hope everyone is staying warm and dry.  Looking forward to hay rides farm tours with the family this month.  Don't you hate when Halloween falls on a Monday?  Who wants that?  Hope to see some of these businesses get up and running soon but the permit process has been extremely slow. I'd also like to know where all the restaurant employees have gone.  These places have had a hard time filling spots.  What gives?

El Rinconcito Salvadoreño has opened in the La Plata Village shopping center.  114 Drury Drive.  Locally owned and operated.
Green Turtle will open October 10th at the Brandywine Crossing Shopping Center.
Speaking of Brandywine, This is the project going next to the Costco and behind Target at Brandywine crossing.  Its called the retreat at Brandywine crossing.  There will be 170 townhome rentals.
Coco Bay Kitchen & Tea House coming soon to Waldorf Shoppers World. 3280 Crain Highway between Bed Bath and Beyond and Aldi. Vietnamese restaurant.
Hangry Joe's Hot Chicken is also coming to the Waldorf Shoppers World.  Specializing in Nashville style hot chicken.  I didn't even know that was a thing.  They will be located next to Charley's Cheesesteaks.
America's Best Wings is coming to the Manokeek Village shopping Center in Accokeek.
Copper Compass Distilling Co. is now open in White Plains at 4317 Charles Crossing Drive.
Local family business, veteran owned and operated.


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Monday, September 5, 2022

September 2022 Updates

 Looks like everyone's back to school now.  Fall is just about here.  The lawn is full of leaves already so not looking forward to cleaning that up all the time.  I do like having a holiday to look forward to each month starting with my birthday in September!  Family gatherings are always a welcome time for me.  We need to spend as much time with them as we can.    

Popeyes has opened in the Fox Run Shopping Center in Prince Frederick.  75 Harrow Ln, Prince Frederick, MD 20678  I missed this one by a week.

Hobby Lobby is coming to Waldorf at the Waldorf Marketplace.  It will take over the former Homegoods and TJ Maxx space.  Look for it to open in Fall 2023! 

Fiesta Tex Mex is coming to Waldorf Marketplace across the parking lot from Grill no 13.  No word on opening date.

Takasima Sushi, Rice & Noodles is now open in the St. Charles Town Center Mall. California Tortilla is coming soon to the food court as well.

Planet Fitness is coming soon to the La Plata Shopping Center.  It will take over the former fitness center space.

Friday, August 5, 2022

August 2022 Updates

Overall I'm not a fan of August.  I have a couple of wonderful birthdays to celebrate during the month but mostly it just means summer is coming to an end and school is starting soon.  Feels like they put the back to school stuff out earlier every year!  Every day feels like Sunday.  Things are moving too fast and I try to dig my heels in and try to stop it from happing but its inevitable. What can you do but try to enjoy every day with your friends and family because at the end of the day that's what is most important.

Since this was mentioned a few times I figured I would post it.  These are the new apartments going up along Route 6 in La Plata.  There will be 37 units with high quality fixtures.  They will be mostly two bedroom units but a few will be one and three bedroom as well ranging from 900 to 1200 sf.

At Fox Run Shopping Center the Burger King is now open and it looks like Tropical Smoothie is the last one yet to open in the new strip center up front.  Open tenants include MOD Pizza, Great Clips, Starbucks, T-Mobile.  Popeye's is finishing up and should be opening early Fall.

Brandywine Village is under construction at the entrance to the Chadds Ford residential development.  So far they have 7-11, Taco Bell, Tropical Smoothie Café and Navy Federal Credit Union signed up.
O'Reilly Auto Parts is taking over the former Rite Aid in Waldorf next to Chick-fil-A. Renovations are under way at 3385 Crain Highway. O'Reilly is new to Maryland so this will be one of the first locations.
IL Gusto Ristorante will open August 22nd in the Rosewick Crossing Shopping Center in La Plata.
230 Rosewick Road.

Chesapeake Doughnut Company has opened in the Westlake Square Shopping Center. 3350 Middletown Road in Waldorf.  This will be their third location.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

July 2022 Updates

Happy July!  Hope everyone made it thru the 4th will all their fingers intact.  Business has not slowed down.  I hope it has not for you either.  If there is something you want to see in the area send them a message.  It is important for the consumer to make contact so they know you want them here.

"Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible" - Dalai Lama

Panda Express is going to be taking over the former Sonic location in La Plata located at the corner of Route 301 and Route 6.  Renovations have begun.
Fung Fu Tea is coming to Chapline Place Shopping Center in Prince Frederick.  742 Prince Frederick Blvd.  They claim to be America’s largest bubble tea brand with over 350+ locations across the U.S. This is their first location in Southern Maryland.
Salsitas Grill is now open at Rosewick Crossing Shopping Center in La Plata.  
Cava is taking over the former Wendy's location on Crain Highway in front of the Shops at Waldorf Center formerly known as Festival.  I know you were waiting for this one so glad they finally came around.
Chipotle has been approved for the Charlotte Hall Crossing Property we represent.  It will take over the land that has the motel on it between Burger King and McDonalds.
Royal Farms and Starbucks were approved for Charlotte Hall.  They will take the place of the Wentworth nursery at 30315 Three Notch Road.

Bad Axe Throwing is coming to Waldorf. It will be located in the St. Charles Town Plaza between Rainbow and Dollar Tree. This looks to be the first location in Maryland. They have 38 locations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. They are applying for their liquor license now.
Southern Maryland Axe is coming soon to the St. Charles Industrial Park at 70 Industrial Park Drive, Unit 1C in Waldorf.