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Friday, August 26, 2011

Hey Chris why can't we have a ...........around here??

Lets talk about rumors and what the reality is when it comes to some of the bigger name restaurants that people have asked me about.  For a long period of time there have been rumors floating around about Waldorf getting a P.F. Chang's and a Cheesecake Factory.  I will just start off by telling you they are completely false.  It was a rumor that started when the Peterson company began planning the Waldorf Town Center, a "lifestyle center" that was supposed to be built in the former Stardust location on Route 301.  The plans for that shopping center have been put on a definate hold because the Peterson company is currently working on the expansion of the National Harbor.  Now the land is for sale and are looking for other developers.  So anyway back to why we can't get some of these well knows places.  The biggest problem....population.  A place like the Cheesecake Factory requires a large daytime population to keep it running.  The last time I spoke to them they wanted a population of 250,000 people within a 5 mile radius of the location to be built and we are nowhere close to that.  We are just reaching 150,000 total in the county!  We also have a problem here because of the amount of people that leave the county to work and that's not good for us.  If we cant fill restaurants during lunch then they wont be able to survive.  The dinner crowd just won't pay the bills.  Other smaller places requested that I have looked into have another issue..franchise owners.  If no one wants to run a Krispy Kreme or a Salad Works then we aren't going to get one.  All I can do is call the franchise and offer my services to help someone find a location when the time comes.  So if you are an entrepreneur and are ready and able to start up a new business, we are here to help you through the process.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Valvoline Opens in La Plata

As of Friday the new Valvoline instant oil change facility has opened for business.  The store is located at 6660 Crain Highway near the corner of Route 301 and Route 6.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Buffalo is a Go!

According to the engineers for the project, Buffalo Wild Wings is scheduled to begin tearing down the former Uno's building this month to make way for the new project.  At first we were told it would be a remodel but it looks like the floorplan just didnt cut it.  Check the Buffalo website for job inquiries as it gets closer to completion. They currently have a scheduled opening date of mid January 2012.