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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Not Dunkin Donuts but 7-11

The old Friendly's location on Crain Highway and Holly Lane next to Raleys Furniture will not become a Dunkin' Donuts as I was informed.  Renovations are currently underway for a 7-11 store.  We can expect an opening sometime this winter.  There is another 7-11 store set to open in the small strip center next to Popeye's as well along with some other tenants I will mention in another post shortly.  Thank you to my followers for the update.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Charles County Economic Development Summit

2011 Economic Summit 
Shasho Consulting is pleased to announce we are platinum sponsors for the Charles County Economic Development Summit taking place on Wednesday October 26th at the Waldorf Jaycee Hall.  This years topics will focus on our local business owners and entrepreneurs, supporting them, helping them expand and thrive, and boosting our local economy.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill


It has been announced that Cafe Rio will be building a new location at the Shops at Waldorf Center.  This Shopping center formerly known as Festival Shopping Center is currently expanding its retail on Rt. 228 (Berry Rd.)  CVS has already moved to the new area and Cafe Rio will join them on this site.  We are guessing at a late winter early spring opening.  More details as we get them.  Cafe Rio makes everything fresh, has no freezers or microwaves in their restaurants, and uses no artificial ingredients.  To learn more about them, visit their website:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Books A Million takes over

Books A Million will be replacing the now vacant Borders book store at Waldorf Shoppers World. We expect them to move in by the holiday season after some minor renovations. Books A Million is the third largest book retailer in the nation and operates over 200 stores in 23 states and Washington D.C.
You can apply online at their website:

Projects in Waldorf & La Plata

There are a few projects going up in the area, some getting started and some coming to completion.  It's a good sign that the economy is taking a turn for the good in Charles County.  Let's take a quick look at what's under construction in the area.

Community Bank of Tri County is expanding its offices on Leonardtown Road.  They are building a separate building tht will be connected with the existing one.

A new retail strip center is being built next to Lowes & Popeye's on Crain Highway.  Tenants include 7-11, Dairy Queen ice cream, and Benny's.

Buffalo Wild Wings is under construction in the former Uno's Location on the mall circle.  They are giving an opening date of late December.

The County is building the Waldorf West Library at the Wharf at O'Donnell Lake behind the St. Charles Town Center Mall.  They are at around 60 % completion.

A new retail center is under construction in La Plata next to Texas Roadhouse.  The first tenant will be Chipotle.

There is some highway construction going on in White Plains at the Billingsley Rd. Intersection to extend the turning lanes.  That should help keep traffic moving at the cross county connector.
That about covers all the larger projects in the area.  We will continue to keep you posted here or on our facebook page.