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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Mission BBQ Coming to Waldorf

Mission BBQ is coming to the Shops at Waldorf Center (formerly known as Festival Shopping Center).  They will be taking over the former Cafe Rio location at 3082 Festival Way, Waldorf.

Besides their great food, Mission BBQ is known for their strong commitment to the brave men and women of the armed forces and first responders as well as giving back to those groups thru donations to many national and local organizations.  Mission BBQ has restaurants in 16 states, 14 locations in Maryland including one in California, MD.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

November / December Updates

Updated 12/17

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays.  This time of year things slow down a bit in my business.  People are more focused on the holidays then leasing or selling.  So most of whats going on currently is all just a recap with some opening dates and other items of interest.  I will add more as I get updates.  I hope everyone has a fantastic finish to the year.

No opening date yet for Aldi and Harbor Freight tools.  This is going to take some time to complete the division of the building, separate plumbing, electric and everything else.  I'm thinking Spring of 2019 but we will see.

Shark Bar and Seafood House opening Second week of December in Pinefield South Shopping Center.
Little fish is trying to open by the end of December.  They are located at 173 St. Patrick's Drive in

Fosters Grille is coming to La Plata in the former Red Oak Bistro space next to Roy Rogers.  They are expected to open in January 2019.

Clarity Coffee House now open at 4175 Indian Head Hwy Indian Head, MD.

Proflex Physical Therapy has opened in Waldorf Shoppers world near Burlington.

KabobBQ is now open in Waldorf at 2246 Crain Highway

KFC Waldorf - From what it looks like, they have everything in storage containers and are remodeling the restaurant.   Its not something that is really public information so its hard to know when it will be complete.

Adon Preeschool Academy is coming to Rosewick Crossing Shopping Center.

Panda Express now open at St. Mary's marketplace in California, MD.

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa is on the way as well in the same center and will be located next to Starbucks.

Jersey Mikes is now open at the Shoppes at Apple Greene in Dunkirk along with Calvert Cleaners, Great Clips, Apple Greene Wine and Spirits, and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

Chick-fil-A now open in Prince Frederick.

Ulta Beauty will open in the first quarter of 2019 at the Wildewood Shopping Center in California, MD.

Tropical Smoothie and Cold Stone will open in the first quarter of 2019 at the St. Mary's Marketplace.

In other news...

Charles County is banning plastic straws and stirrers from restaurants by July 1 2020.  No enforcement will be taken until after January 1, 2021.  I have mixed feelings on this.  I have seen the use of paper straws in restaurants before and they don't work well.  I definitely don't like drinking from restaurant glasses.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

September / October Updates

 Updated 10/31/18

Burlington is now open in its new location at Waldorf Shoppers Word.  Its a much brighter store with a better layout.

Now that Burlington has moved they can begin construction on new tenants Aldi and Harbor Freight Tools that will take over two thirds of Burlington's former space.   No projected opening date yet but I'm thinking early spring 2019.  There will be one additional space for another tenant.  The shopping center is also working on a new facade for the buildings.

Shark Bar and Seafood Restaurant is scheduled to open this fall Late October in the Pinefield South Shopping Center in Waldorf.

The former Lonestar will become a Middle Eastern restaurant.  There is no opening date set.

Kahn Grill will open in the former Bucca space in the St. Charles Town Center Mall.  It is supposed to open this fall.

Fosters grill is looking to open a new location in La Plata in the former Red Oak space by Roy Rogers.  Looking at early 2019 opening.

Urban BBQ has closed in La Plata

Rite Aid closed in La Plata due to Walgreen's buying the company.

K-Mart in Prince Frederick will close due to Sears Bankruptcy.

Cafe Rio has closed in Waldorf

Ulta Beauty is coming to the Wildewood Shopping Center in California, MD.  It will take over the former Dollar General and some retail next to it.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Aldi Coming to Waldorf

Aldi Market will be coming to Waldorf Shoppers World.  They will occupy a section of the former Burlington store which is moving to the former Sports Authority space.  Harbor Freight Tools will occupy part of the space as well.  Construction should start as soon as Burlington has moved all of their inventory over to the new space.  The Shopping center is also working on a remodel to update its look.

Aldi is a German discount grocery chain with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries and 1,600 stores currently in the United States.  They are no-frills stores and many of its products are their own brand.  Getting a shopping cart requires paying a quarter but you get it back when you return the cart.  Sometimes items in the store are only available for a short amount of time so if you want something don't wait.  Bring your own bags because they are not supplied.

UPDATE Grand opening will be August 15, 2019.

New Updates Good and Bad

Some good news and bad news coming in:

Einstein Bagels and Fuddruckers have closed in Brandywine Crossing.

Starbucks will replace the Brandywine Einstein location with a drive thru.

Verizon store coming to Cadillac Crossing in Brandywine.

Genghis Grill has closed at the Shops at Waldorf.  No word on if there is a replacement.

QCI Behavioral Health has expanded to our new building at 5010 Regency Place in White Plains.

Cheeseburger in Paradise has closed in St. Mary's

Big Mommas Soul Food has opened in the Smallwood Village Center in Waldorf

Kabobbq in Waldorf is stated for a early fall opening.

Last Updated 8-30-18

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Opening Dates for Harris Teeter and Marshalls

Opening day ribbon cutting dates for stores at The Shoppes at Apple Greene in Dunkirk.

Marshalls Department Store Grand Opening
Thursday, August 16th at 7:45 a.m.

Harris Teeter
Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:00 a.m.

Dates are always subject to change.

UPDATE: Both tenants are now open.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New Tenants for St. Mary's Marketplace

Klein Enterprises has let me know that they have just signed some tasty new tenants to the St. Mary's Marketplace.  Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Cold Stone Creamery will be located in one of the out parcel buildings next to Panda Express.  Cold Stone is Co-Branding their space with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory which adds chocolates, confections and candy apples to their stores.  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has locations world wide.  This will be their first store in Southern Maryland.  More tenants are working for St. Mary's Marketplace.  Stay tuned!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Casey Jones Restaurant Closing

Casey Jones Restaurant in a La Plata, which has been a landmark in the area since 1980, will be closing August 4th.

A D.C. restaurant group called EatWell DC will be opening a new restaurant in the location called The Charles-Farm Table & Public House.  EatWell has a farm close by which is one of the reasons it chose the area. This will be EatWell's  sixth restaurant and the first in Maryland.  Some of their other restaurants include The Pig and The Bird which will have some of its dishes featured at the new location.  Look for it to open October 1st of this year.  The address is 417 Charles Street, La Plata, MD.

Friday, July 13, 2018

A Few More Updates

Just a couple of updates on things happening in the area. 

We have sold the former Lonestar restaurant to a group that is planning a middle eastern restaurant.  They should start the remodel immediately.

The Raley's Furniture buildings in Waldorf and Lexington Park were sold and are being renovated.  They are now owned by Regency Furniture but will keep the Raley's name.

Five Guys Burgers in La Plata will be moving in the future to a new freestanding building next to Panera Bread.

Coldstone Creamery is still going thru permits in La Plata from what I'm told.  Its taking forever!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Landing at Woodyard

For those that have asked, In Clinton they have revamped the former shopping center at the corner of Woodyard Rd. and Branch Ave.  I just got a list of the tenants they have signed.  Forgive me if some of these area already existing, I don't have anything to do with this center so I'm not up to date on whats there currently.
Panera Bread, Firehouse Subs, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Chick fil A, Marco's Pizza, Quickfire Japanese Hibachi.

Hope that makes the Clinton fans happy.  The center looks much better after the remodel.  Hope all the tenants have great success.

UPDATE August 2020
Ross and Burlington now open
Tropical Smoothie Cafe has opened
Marcos Pizza now open
Aldi is open
Chick fil a now open
Panera open
Marshalls now open
Navy Federal Credit Union coming soon

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A Group of Updates

Time for updates.  Some new small businesses opening up in the area and a few other items.  Since everyone likes the group updates better than individual ones I will keep doing it this way unless its a major tenant.

- Starbucks has been added to the tenant list at the Shoppes at Apple Greene in Dunkirk.

- There are a few used car lots coming to White Plains.  Lux Auto is taking over the GRD cycle location at Demarr Road and Crain Hwy who has moved down to the Atlantic Cycle and Power building.  National Auto is taking over the former construction rental place next to Sunbelt rental on Crain Hwy.

- Little Fish Seafood is coming soon to St. Patrick's Centre 173 St Patrick's drive in Waldorf.  No opening date yet.

- Metropolitan Security and Surveillance is open at 2477 Crain Highway in Waldorf in the Holly Tree Center near Popeye's.

- Indulging Hands Therapy coming soon to Tower Plaza Shopping Center in White Plains.  10583 Middleport Lane next to Mexico Restaurant.

- Southern Tire is building a new store and relocating to 131 St. Patrick's Drive near Goodyear.  It just broke ground recently so it will take some time.

We have several new tenants for our new office building at 5010 Regency Place in the White Plains Corporate Center:
Fitzgerald Management
Kids by the Bay Dental
QCI Behavioral Health
National Spine and Pain Centers
All are starting their build outs and we will announce openings as they are complete.  If you are looking to lease office space let me know.  Space is still available.

That's all for now.  Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lidl Grocery Coming to Waldorf

Lidl has just purchased a 9 acre parcel for a new grocery store in Waldorf.  The Property is located at the corner of Smallwood Drive and St. Patrick's Drive across the street from the County Library.  The project is in its planning stage so there is no opening date.  

Lidl is a German discount supermarket based in NeckarsulmGermany.  It operates over 10,000 stores across Europe and approximately 52 so far in the United States.  It is very similar to an Aldi Market and it's their biggest competitor.  More details as the project progresses. 

UPDATE: Ground clearing has started
June 2019-They have started putting up walls

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Harbor Freight Tools Coming to Waldorf

Harbor Freight Tools will be taking approximately 16,000 sf of retail space at the Waldorf Shoppers World.  The space will  be located in part of the current Burlington Coat Factory.  Construction will begin once Burlington has moved to its new location in the former Sports Authority space. Burlington should move in October of this year.  Harbor Freight is a large discount tool and equipment retailer and has over 800 locations across the united states as well as a large mail order business.

UPDATE:  Grand opening is scheduled for May 15, 2019

Soft openings have begun.

Monday, April 23, 2018

A Few Updates

Burlington will be moving its store over to the old Sports Authority space in Waldorf Shoppers World.  The new space fits their new store model so they will be very happy there.  The old space will be split up to make it easier to lease.  I know of one tenant that is in the process of signing a lease so that will be announced shortly.  UPDATE: now open in new space.

Sweet Frog has opened in their new location in La Plata at Rosewick Crossing Shopping Center.

Once Upon a Child has opened in the Waldorf Marketplace next to Fosters Grill.

B Donuts will be opening their first location in Southern Maryland in the new Baldus retail building in La Plata by Burger King.

Chesapeake Apothecary has opened in White Plains in the former Pottery Building next to the Moose Lodge.

Super Beauty has opened in the Waldorf Marketplace in the former furniture space.

TJ's Soul Food Kitchen
TJ's Soul food kitchen is now open in White Plains at the Merchants Square Shopping Center next to Mexico Restaurant.

Huntington Learning Center and Domino's Pizza will be opening in the small retail building in front of the Wildewood Shopping Center in St. Marys.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Shops at Piney Church Coming Soon

UPDATED 8-23-19

The Shops at Piney Church will be a new strip center at the corner of Billingsley Road and Piney Church Road in St. Charles across the street from the Blue Crabs Sign.  There will be a 7-11 with gas station, two different hair salons, nail salon and a Ledo's Pizza.  Tenants are starting their interior fit outs now.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Nammo Relocates to Charles County

We are pleased to announce that Shasho Consulting has secured a new location for Nammo moving their local headquarters and manufacturing operation from Virginia to Indian Head, MD.  Nammo short for Nordic Ammunition Company, will take up temporary space in Waldorf while their new building is completed in Indian Head.  They recently established a 30 year public private partnership with Naval Surface Warfare Center for energetic products and will be making a significant capital investment in new facilities, equipment and human resources in Indian Head.

UPDATE 7/18/18
The Town of Indian Head has given preliminary approval of the building rendering.

The building site is located on Route 210 & North First Street.

From Nammo's Website:

Nammo is an international aerospace and defense company headquartered in Norway. With 2200 employees across more than 30 sites and Offices in 14 countries, the company is one of the world's leading providers of ammunition and rocket engines for both military and civilian customers.

Bakground and Ownership
The company was founded in 1998, based on a merger of three major Nordic defense companies: Celsius AB, Patria Oyj, and Raufoss ASA. Today the Nammo Group’s shareholders are the Norwegian Government represented by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (50 percent) and the Finnish Defense and Aerospace Group, Patria Oyj (50 percent).

Organization and Core Business
The Nammo Group operates through 6 business units: Commercial Ammunition, Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition, Large Caliber Ammunition, Shoulder Fired Systems, Aerospace Propulsion, Demil, Sea Safety and Services. Its product portfolio includes shoulder-launched munitions systems, military and sports ammunition, rocket motors for military and space applications, and environmentally friendly demilitarization services.

Customer base
80% of Nammo’s business comes from national armed forces and national defense industries in the countries where the organization operates. The remaining portion of the company’s business is comprised of commercial sales of services and sports and security products. Of a 2016 revenue of NOK 4.1 billion (USD 490 million), nearly 90% came from sales in Europe and North America.

Friday, March 16, 2018

One Million Pageviews!

Thanks for continuing to check out the blog.  Never thought i would see that number.  Looking forward to all the new projects coming up. 

New Stores Announced for Shoppes at Apple Green

The Shoppes at Apple Greene have announced new tenants for the Dunkirk Center.  Five guys Burgers and Fries, MOD Pizza, Jersey Mikes, Calvert Cleaners, Apple Green Wine and Spirits and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. They Join Harris Teeter, Marshall's, Taco Bell, Great Clips and Spa #1 Nails.  We should see things start opening up late summer.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Habit Burger Grill Now Open in Waldorf

The Habit Burger Grill is now open at the Shoppes at Waldorf Center 2980 Festival Way.
Habit Burger started back in 1969 in Santa Barbara, CA and they have locations nationwide.  They specialize in char grilling beef, chicken, tri-tip steak and tuna burgers and sandwiches.  They also have a nice selection of salads and sides.  This is their first location in Southern Maryland.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Recovery Centers of America Opening in March

Recovery Centers of America will open its new location in Waldorf March 1, 2018.  It will be located at 11100 Billingsley Road.  They will have inpatient treatments with the ability to to hold 140 people on site as well as outpatient services.  RCA deals with drug and alcohol addictions.  For more information please visit their website.  (202) 849-5619
Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment is the current name of the building.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

MOD Pizza Grand Opening

MOD Pizza will have their grand opening Thursday February 8th at the St. Mary's Marketplace by Harris Teeter.  This will be their first location in Southern Maryland.  MOD Pizza has locations in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Tropical Smoothie Now Open In La Plata

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has opened in La Plata in the same center with Jersey Mikes, Sprint and Chipotle.  This is their second location in Southern Maryland.  Still waiting on word of Cold Stone Creamery in the same center.  Cricket Wireless has also opened in La Plata over by Jerry's Subs. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Harris Teeter and Cafe Rio Now Open in California MD

Harris Teeter and Cafe Rio are now open at the St. Mary's Marketplace in California, MD
Reviews have been good so far.  Hopefully we can get Harris Teeter up to the Waldorf Area next if the Dunkirk location goes just as well.  Flood them with comments to make them open a location in Charles County!