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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wigwam is gone

It is sad to announce that the Wigwam has finally met its end. The Wigwam was demolished this week due to poor maintenance and the county had to tell the owners either maintain the appearance of the vacant building or demo it.
This building was a long standing icon in the Waldorf area and has hosted a number of tenants in its time. In the 50's it was a restaurant and then the 60's and early 70's a lounge and showplace for bands which would play inside the glass wigwam section of the building. It's had one armed bandits when Waldorf was known as "little vegas" and hosted a number of great entertainers. In later years it served as the home of the Walls family bakery which was famous for it's great eclairs. You can still find them at their new location over at 2260 old washington rd., we had them for our grand opening here and people still talk about it.
There are no current plans after demolition. When we receive updates we will post them. The land is currently owned by Regency furniture.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Time to make the donuts

Dunkin' Donuts has returned to the Pinefield area and remodeled the old Wendy's location in front of the Pinefield North shopping center. Their grand opening was this Monday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Welcome New Charles County Commissioners

Charles County Chamber of Commerce had their legislative kick-off to introduce the new Commissioners. We welcome them to their new positions and wish them the best of luck.

Candice Quinn Kelly: President-Elect

Ken Robinson: District 1 Commissioner-Elect

Debra Davis, Esq. : District 2 Commissioner-Elect

Reuben B. Collins, Esq. : District 3 Commissioner

Bobby Rucci: District 4 Commissioner-Elect

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Charles County Library

Concept Drawing

Construction has begun on the new 30,000 square foot Waldorf west public library. The library will be located next to the Hilton Garden Inn at the O'Donnell Restaurant park. Construction will take approxamately two years to complete. Features will include a meeting room to hold around 300 people and a small stage. The library will be certified as a green building. Shasho Consulting were the brokers for the sale of the land.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cell Phone Law Effective October 1, 2010

Maryland law will now prohibit all Maryland drivers from using a cell phone without a hands free device while operating a motor vehicle in motion on a street of highway. The law is a secondary offense, meaning that the driver must first be detained for another offense such as speeding. For more information please visit

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


hhgregg has opened for business in Waldorf

Panera Opens

Panera Bread has opened today in La Plata at 6 a.m.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cracker Barrel

You asked for it and it looks like it's going to happen. Cracker Barrel is coming to Waldorf! The site for the new location will be next to the Carrabas Restaurant on route 301 North.
Now Hiring (301) 638-2570 or apply at the store location 3742 Crain Highway

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Super Walmart in La Plata

Work is currently being done to annex property into the town of La Plata for a super Walmart. The new store would bring another 70+ jobs to the area. It will be located across from the Rosewick Crossing shopping center. If this happens we would then work to get the current space filled with larger tenants such as retail stores or even a small movie theatre which would be a great asset to the area.

Chipotle coming to La Plata

A new retail center will be built between the Texas Roadhouse and Chick fil A restaurants in La Plata this Fall. One of the main tenants will be a 2,100 sf Chipotle restaurant which specializes in burritos, tacos and salads.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hilton Waldorf has ribbon cutting

The Hilton Garden Inn had it's ribbon cutting last week and was welcomed with open arms to the St. Charles and waldorf area. This 80,000+ square foot hotel has 130 guest rooms plus a 2,465 square foot ballroom for all occasions.

“We are proud to welcome the Hilton Garden Inn, a first-rate hotel, to St. Charles. The hotel is an exciting addition to the O’Donnell Lake complex. With the opening of Hilton Garden Inn, the advent of our summer long concert festival and farmers markets, the relocation of our corporate offices and apartment rental center, and the start of construction of the new public library all taking place this year, O’Donnell Lake is on its way to becoming one of the most prominent and most visited commercial centers in Charles County,” stated Alan Shearer, CEO, American Community Properties Trust.

Shasho Consulting, P.A. was the Broker for hotel operators for this site and are now the brokers for the O'Donnell restaurant park.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Shasho Consulting Represents Saul Centers

Saul Centers has chosen us to help them lease the Smallwood Village Shopping Center which as just gone thru a very extensive renovation. There is immediate availability for office and retail spaces. Smallwood Village is located at the South end of Post Office Rd.

Shasho Consulting Represents ACPT

We are pleased to announce that Shasho Consulting, P.A. will be the new representatives for American Community Properties Trust which was recently purchased by Federal Capital Partners. We will be handling all commercial land in the planned community of St. Charles owned by the company including the O'Donnell Restaurant Park & Henry Ford Circle Industrial Park. Property listings will be available at

Friday, May 14, 2010

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Valvoline instant oil change will be building a 2,370 square foot facility in La Plata on the lot next to the former Exxon station on Crain highway. Construction should begin in the next few months.

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Industrial Park

Shasho Consulting had a ribbon cutting for the new Acton industrial park. It is located at the eastern end of Acton Lane. The road is complete and our first tenant is Resun modular trailer rental company which is now under the name ModSpace. There are several sites available for sale with utilities on site. Visit under featured properties and new projects for more information.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New to Brandywine

Across from Brandywine Crossing Shopping Center is the 301 Commercial Center which will be opening in sections as each site is finished. Currently Chick-fil-a will open first followed by Aldi foods, Autozone & the Baden Medical Center

Charles County Gets New School Approval

The State has approved construction for the new high school which will be located near the Blue Crabs stadium. It will hold 1600 students and is going for a LEED gold enviornmental certification. It will also have digital classrooms and a state of the art planetarium available for all of the local schools to use.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Charles County Citizen Notification Service

CNS is a free service that allows citizens to receive timely notifications about events and activities throughout the county. Charles County is dedicated to keeping its citizens informed and wants to ensure good communication. I encourage all citizens to take advantage of this free service and stay informed about what is important to you and your family.
Visit to sign up.

2-1-1 Comes to Maryland

What is 2-1-1? It's an easy-to-remember phone number that links people with the health and human services they need. It's accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in more than 150 languages. Dialing 2-1-1 connects callers to trained/certified specialists at one of four nationally accredited call centers who assess their needs and connect them to the right solutions using a comprehensive database of federal, state and local services -- both government and non-profit.

2-1-1 is a permanent presence that can provide easy access to rumor-controlled information. It reduces inappropriate calls to 9-1-1 and other emergency personnel. It also helps to identify needs or gaps in service and communicates them to planers and funders, providing them a more accurate picture of local needs and emerging trends.

McDonalds La Plata South

The McDonalds next to Chick-fil-a is open for business!

Monday, April 12, 2010

World Gym is Open!

World Gym in La Plata opened this morning with people waiting at the door to get in. A great sign of good business to come. We welcome them to the area and wish them the best of luck.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ribbon Cutting & Open House

April 14 at 11:30am will be the ribbon cutting for our office in White Plains, MD
Open House from 11:00 to 5:00 light refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dairy Queen La Plata

Dairy Queen is now going thru the permit process for a new Grill & Chill restaurant location in La Plata. It will be located on a pad site in front of Blockbuster video in the La Plata Plaza Shopping Center, 22 Shining Willow Way.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Target listens to its customers

Beginning sometime in the late summer of 2010 target in La Plata has been approved to begin selling fresh produce and meats in its store. This is a great addition to help give customers a one stop shopping experience.

World Gym Update

The World Gym in La Plata will open for business in early April 2010. The gym is located next to Outback Steakhouse. Membership sales have been very strong. The Gym has many great features including a room showing movies while you exercise, childrens daycare and a health bar.

Friday, February 26, 2010

New Cellular store in La Plata

Cellular Connection has begun buildout on their new 2,400 sf space in the La Plata Plaza Shopping Center. In its current state we estimate an opening no later than april 1st.

Christmas Tree Shops is Open!

The Christmas Tree Shop has opened in the festival shopping center. They have an amazing asortment of seasonal items as well as many regular items you may need.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Movin on up!

Shasho Consulting, P.A. Has moved to their new headquarters!
Now located in their brand new condo at White Plains Corporate Center II
4475 Regency Place, Suite 101
White Plains, Maryland 20695
(301) 632-6320
This new location gives us easier access to all areas of Southern Maryland as well as making it easier for our clients to find us. Our business is growing, let us help you make yours grow too!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

hhgregg coming to Waldorf

hhgregg, a discount appliance and electronic store looks to be getting ready to lease the former Circuit City location in the festival shopping center. The company got it's start in Indianapolis in 1955 and now has over 100 locations in over 10 states.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

La Plata McDonalds Part 2

A second new McDonalds is surfacing next to the Chick fil a on Crain Hwy and Drury Drive in La Plata. A spring 2010 opening is estimated.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Panera Bread Coming to La Plata

As we reported months ago, it is now official. Panera Bread will have a store located on the lot in front of the Petco at the La Plata Plaza on Shining Willow Way. This will be another great addition to the area. Panera serves a wide variety of freshly baked breads along with sandwiches, salads, soups and pasteries.