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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Proposed Walmart Supercenter for Waldorf

UPDATE 7-21-16 The Walmart plan has been killed. It is not happening.  

Here are a few of the concept pics for the new super center that is planned.  Walmart and the property owners are still in with the board of appeals on this project going back and forth with changes to design and impacts to surrounding homes, etc.  Even how the building would effect home values.  As you can see they want them to put fake windows on the back of the building to make it look less ugly.  This may be one of the fanciest Wal-Marts ever built.  If it gets built.

UPDATE: Ive added a pic of the area where this will go:

Thursday, December 3, 2015

First Two Tenants for Crain Highway Retail Center

The first two leases have been signed for the new 2875 Crain Highway Retail Center that was formerly American Hardware in Waldorf.  Smoothie King and 9 Round Kickboxing will move in next year once renovations are complete.  I have another great tenant in the lease process and will announce once its complete.  We still have room for more tenants and end cap space is available. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

New Restaurants Coming to Rosewick Crossing

Two new restaurants have signed on to Rosewick Crossing Shopping Center in LaPlata

Georges Barbecue will take over unit 234 the former Qdoba space next to Gamestop.  They currently have a location in Indian Head.  We represented them for this lease.
EDIT: Georges new restaurant will be called Spoon's Korean and American BBQ

Bollywood Masala Indian restaurant has signed a lease at unit 120.  It will be located next to the Neibauer Dental offices.

Look for them to open in early 2016.  I will try to get better dates once construction has begun.

UPDATE: 7-11-16 Bollywood is now open.       Spoons should open in August.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ALDI opens in California, MD

ALDI - California, MD will open its doors November 5th 2015 at 44755 Oak Crest Road.  Ribbon cutting will be at 9 a.m.  The first 100 shoppers will receive a golden ticket containing gift certificates of different amounts.   Hours will be 9-8 Monday thru Saturday and 9-7 on Sunday.

Friday, October 30, 2015

LA Fitness Waldorf Update

LA Fitness will have its grand opening on January 1, 2016.  A preview center has opened by the Men's Warehouse.  Reports have come in that they will not have a basketball court like was previously told to us.  There will be a pool.

UPDATE:  Opening will occur either 12/18/15 or 12/21/15 due to inspections.
UPDATE: LA Fitness is now open.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Army Training Facility Coming To White Plains

Shasho Consulting announces the sale of 15 acres in White Plains Maryland to the Federal Government for a United States Army Facility.
The Army will build a 90,000 square foot training facility for army reserves, a recruitment and retention center and will consolidate three existing Centers in Maryland.
The project is slated to open in 2017. Charles County Department of Economic Development and Debra Jones  from their office was very helpful with expediting the subdivision process.
More jobs and local spending is coming to White Plains Maryland.

The site is located on Rt. 227 and Fox Tail Place.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Harris Teeter Coming to St. Marys Marketplace

A 58,000 square foot Harris Teeter will be the grocery store for the new St. Mary's Marketplace Shopping Center that is under construction at the corner of Rt. 4 (St. Andrews Church Rd.) and Route 235.   A Pharmacy is planned for the center as well as more retail and pad sites. 

Update: 11/1/16 Construction has started on the shopping center

Update 2/21/17 Cafe Rio, Great Clips, Nail Trix, and Bay Country wine and spirits has been added to the tenant list.  Updated site rendering

Update 11/9/17 Harris Teeter is set to open January 24th 2018.   Batteries Plus and Starbucks are also signed.

Monday, August 31, 2015

New Businesses at Waldorf Marketplace

Fusion Dental and Navy Federal Credit have both opened this month at Waldorf Marketplace.  There is another lease pending so I will update as I get information.

Friday, August 14, 2015

College of Southern Maryland Hughesville Campus

The College of Southern Maryland will be breaking ground on their new 50 acre campus in the next few months.  The campus is centrally located to help serve the tri-county area.  Part of the campus will house the Center for Trades and Energy which deals with HVAC, Electric, Welding, Carpentry, etc. that is currently in a smaller building in the St. Charles Industrial Park.  The new center will double in size to 40,000 square feet.  Other buildings that may follow are Health Sciences and a Fine Arts Center.  In 1997 Hughesville was designated as a priority funding area by the state to help with economic growth.  The new campus will benefit not only the students but the entire Hughesville area.  The area is also home to SMECO, The Southern Maryland Association of Realtors and the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Taco Bell coming to Charlotte Hall

Taco Bell has broke ground in Charlotte Hall and should open sometime this winter.  It is located by the Food Lion.

UPDATE: 1-18-16  construction work is out to bid.  Should start in the next couple months.

Chipotle coming to Prince Frederick

Chipotle is coming to the Calvert Village shopping center in Prince Frederick, MD  the store should open sometime in the Fall of this year.  That should fill the last space in the center.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

RC Theater opens in California, MD

Today the RC Theater will open in California, MD at Lexington Exchange.  The 45,000 square foot theater has 12 screens and holds a total of 1,800 people.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Proposed Walmart Supercenter for Waldorf

I have been asked a few times about what is going on with Waldorf getting a Walmart super center.  Currently there is a plan for it to go into the Waldorf Station project at the North end of Charles County where the old embassy dairy facility was.  You can read about the general plan for Waldorf Station here: .  Well besides the backlash it got like when La Plata was trying to get one, the developers of the land which is Chaney Enterprises has to go in to the county for a change to the original plan.  The building that they want to build is larger than what is currently allowed for the zoning so it needs a special exception.  Also the bigger building will require moving the proposed western parkway expansion (in yellow below) to make it go around the back of the Walmart (orange line).  That brings it closer to the Mattawoman Creek which of course will upset other people.  So currently its into the county board of appeals and they are going over every detail about the building and how it will effect the area, look, etc.  I believe there are a series of hearings for this and you can watch them on the county website.

We have nothing to do with this project so I don't get any inside updates.  If anything new is put out to the public I will try to add it here.    Please remember that if you comment I have to approve it before it shows up on the page.  I'm trying to keep any spam off of here as much as possible.

Friday, May 29, 2015

AAA Travel / Auto Service Brandywine

AAA will open a Travel and Auto service center next to the Wawa in Brandywine, MD on McKendree Road.  Construction has already begun.  Look for an opening in the Fall of 2015 or sooner.  AAA is currently located in the Brandywine Crossing Shopping Center but does not have a Auto service center.  The above picture shows their typical setup but may not be what the final Brandywine location looks like.

Carolina Kitchen Brandywine

Carolina Kitchen has announced it will finally open in the fall of 2015.  It will be located in the Brandywine Crossing Shopping Center in Brandywine, MD.

UPDATE 12/2/15 Not much construction going on.  Opening will prob be pushed to late winter.

UPDATE 2/26/16 There has apparently been no communication with anyone on construction and when they will open.  I have tried to get in touch with the owners but there has been no response.  It's very frustrating.  Will they open?  No idea.

UPDATE 1/3/17 Sign has gone up on the building, they look to be very close but still no communication.  I'm thinking a month or so.

UPDATE 1/10/17  I have been told by the landlord that the restaurant was having inspections done so we may be within a week or so from opening.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Krispy Kreme Coming to Lexington Park

Looks like Krispy Kreme has got their sights on a location across from the San Souci Plaza in Lexington Park.  Not much more information to give right now.  Updates as we get them.

UPDATE 3-23-16 :  Still looking for some sign of progress but nothing has happened.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Urban BBQ Coming to Leonardtown

Urban Bar-B-Que Company is coming to Leonardtown, MD.  The current Waring-Ahearn Insurance building at 25805 Point Lookout Rd. will be demolished and a new retail building will be constructed. There will be space for two other retail users in the same building.  Currently they have 8 locations and this is the first for the Tri-County area. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LA Fitness coming to Waldorf

I have been informed that the former Old Country Buffet space and perhaps adjoining spaces will be transformed into LA Fitness.  Details as we get them.  Some exterior constructions is under way now for the new facade. 

UPDATE: Looks like they will be rebuilding the entire building so they can get the added height for the store.
UPDATE 4/17/15 They will have a swimming pool and basketball court in the building.
UPDATE 10/30/15 Grand Opening January 1, 2016  A Preview Center is now open by Men's Warehouse
UPDATE 12/3/2015  I have done a new post about this but i see most traffic gets directed back to this old post.   The basketball court was taken out of the space due to space restrictions.  The interior work is underway. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dunkin Donuts coming to Leonardtown

The former Bell Motors car lot on Washington St. has been purchased. The property will be redeveloped into retail pad sites and the building will be renovated into retail spaces.  Dunkin donuts will be on one of the pad sites.  This project is in the early stages and still must go thru approvals.

UPDATE 7-26-16 : Dunkin donuts is now open!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Maryland Airport Flying High

For many that don't know, Maryland Airport is a privately owned public use airport located in Pomonkey, MD and has been around since 1945.  Currently the runway is 3,740 ft which fits well for small engine planes and small private jets.  It can also accommodate helicopters and has fuel on site as well as hangars available for storage.  The airport also provides support for state and local law enforcement and emergency services. 
What many also don't know is that its part of the Federal and State integrated transportation plan which designates the airport as a reliever for Regan National.  So basically if there is an emergency they can divert small corporate aircraft here if needed. It is the closest regional airport outside the no-fly zone.  Future plans are to add a small terminal and extend the runway to to 4,300 ft to attract more businesses users and also people that want to fly into the area for the attractions nearby like the National Harbor.  This will be a great help and can create jobs that coincide with the airport like aviation engineers, technicians and maintenance workers.  From a 2013 economic impact study it is reported that the airport contributes more than $9 million annually in the form of direct and indirect business revenue.

Dairy Queen coming to Lexington Park

We have leased the former Arbys in Lexington Park to Dairy Queen.  Renovations should begin very soon and be open by summer 2015.

Monday, January 19, 2015

New retail centers on Crain Highway

 Just some updates on projects on Crain Highway in the Waldorf area.  Above is what we are going to be turning the old American Hardware into this year.  Construction will begin in a few months.  They will be gutting, refacing and adding to the building for a total of around 15,000 square feet.  It should be ready by the end of the year.  Already have a few tenants lined up.
This project is a new retail center closer to Pinefield.   This was the old thrift store next to Mr. Tire that had burned down.  This one is closer to completion but no word on any tenants yet.  Updates as we get them.  I like to see old buildings re purposed  rather than building new but sometimes the cost to do it is way to high.

Lets clear up some misinformation

OK I have received numerous emails and comments about this one property so I want to get this cleared up.  There is a  property at the corner of Billingsley road and St. Charles parkway that is zoned for commercial.  One of the home builders made a claim that there was a 500,000 square foot retail complex coming to the corner and Harris Teeter was a tenant.  That is totally false.
Harris Teeter did their research and they do not like the demographics of the area.  So as of now they have no plan to come to the area.  Many of the tenants like Trader Joes, Wegmans & Whole Foods want high population along with higher household incomes.  We do meet the income requirements but they fail to see that even though we are a smaller population we eat and shop like crazy people.
We are second in the state for food and beverage sales only being beat out by Anne Arundel county by a few thousand dollars.  No matter what you put in front of some of these retailers they still go by their charts and calculations and go with what that says.  Some would have to put a lot of infrastructure in place to make it work as well like distribution centers so the cost may outweigh the profit.  We do our best, we cant get them all.  But we try.