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Monday, December 2, 2019

December Updates

December is here!  The holidays seem to be coming faster than normal.  Be safe!  2020 will be here before we know it.

Have you been to the Waldorf Olive Garden since the remodel?  It looks great!  Always like to see companies freshen up the look of their buildings.   

Panera Bread has opened at the Landing at Woodyard 8823 Woodyard Road in Clinton.

Sweetbay Restaurant & Bar in Leonardtown, MD is NOW HIRING.  22680 Washington Square.  This new restaurant in Leonardtown is looking for friendly and competent servers, hostesses, food runners, cooks, and dishwashers.  Full-time and Part-time positions available.  Please send your resume to
No date for opening yet.

Lidl Grand opening is set for December 18th with a ribbon cutting at 7:45 and opening at 8:00 am. 3461 Promenade Place in Waldorf.

Two local Shoppers Food Warehouse stores in Waldorf and Lexington Park will be converted to McKay's Food stores next year.  

KFC in Waldorf is almost finished with their renovations and should open back up this winter.

The new 7-Eleven will open in Waldorf at the Shopes at Piney Church Friday December 19th.
The address is 11690 Billingsley Road.  They will have a grand opening event from 10 am- 2 pm.

Majestic E-Gamer Lounge and the play place have opened in the St. Charles Towne Center Mall on the first floor by Sears.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November Updates

Updated 11/19/19

Happy Holidays! The freezing cold weather is here.  I was hoping for more Fall weather first but you know how it is here.  Hope everyone has a safe month full of family and friends. When you are out there shopping please choose kindness!

Remember if you want something in your area please contact the company and tell them you want them here!

We are off to a slow start this month but lots of things in the pipeline.

LA Learning Center will be opening on December 16, 2019 at 3999 ST. Marks Drive Waldorf.
They are having two open houses:

Open house on November 22, 2019 from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.
Open house on November 23, 2019 from 11am - 2pm.
This is what they are offering for new clients: If you register on one of these two dates you will receive 50% off tuition for 4 weeks.
If you leave one of their competitors within a 5 mile radius of our school you will receive 50% off tuition for 8 weeks.

Arby's in Waldorf is working on their site plans and interior plans.  These things take time to work thru county approvals so its still in the works.

The supposed strip club in Bryans Road has been denied after it was found that they put in for a different use and then switched to the strip club.

Speaking of Bryans Road we have heard that most of the small spaces at the Bryans Road shopping center have leases pending.  The Safeway space is going to be a storage facility.
Unfortunately with the slow growth in that area its very hard to attract another grocery store.

Mezeh contacted me and said the St. Mary's Marketplace location would not open until Spring 2020.

Panera Bread will open later this month at the Landing at Woodyard in Clinton.

Chicken Rico has now reopened in Waldorf at Waldorf Shoppers World.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

New Buildings Coming to Waldorf Center

We have been working on Waldorf Center formerly known as the Waldorf Tech Park for several years now and have been able to bring new life to the project.  Prior to us being involved we brought the Marriott Residence Inn to the site.  Since then we filled the first building on site and then later sold it to an investor, and now we have two new buildings going up on the property and two other parcels under contract.

We look forward to filling the project with lots of employment opportunities for our areas workforce.  This project is also in one of the two Opportunity Zones for Charles County which makes it even more beneficial for developers.

One of the site entrances

Overall site

Current building under construction for medical tenant and Fresenius dialysis center

Next building coming soon and available for lease

We will update on these projects as tenants fill space.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

October Updates

October...Time is flying by.  I'm not ready for the cold, wet weather, cleaning up leaves... ugh.
The holidays will be upon us in no time at all.  Remember to choose kindness!
If you want to see something in the area please contact that company and tell them you want them here!  If I do it its just a broker trying to fill a spot.  They need to hear from consumers!

Now lets enjoy some new store openings.

Chick-fil-A is now open 8813 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD at The Landing at Woodyard.

Locke Supply Co. is opening a new location on Demarr Road in White Plains, MD.  They are an Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC Distributor based out of Oklahoma City with 165 locations.

Choba's African Kitchen & Bakery has a grand opening date set for October 14, 2019.  They are located in the Waldorf Shoppers World at 3240 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD behind Chipotle.

Landon's Ices and Creams now open at 505 Charles Street in La Plata, MD

Clothes Mentor now open at the Berry Patch Shopping Center next to Wawa at 11487 Berry Road in Waldorf, MD

Carter's / Osh Kosh B'gosh now open at the Shops at Waldorf Center next to Ross.  Plaza Way, Waldorf, MD

For our commuters, the Maryland State Highway Administration has a video for changes coming to the Indian Head Highway / RT 210 corridor which include closing the Kirby Hill intersection and constructing an overpass.  You can see what the finished project will look like here:

Pizza Boli's and Subs now open in Mechanicsville at 26945 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville, MD

Fresenius Kidney Care has opened a new location at 28103 Three Notch Road, Suite 1A, Mechanicsville, MD

Chicken Rico will return shortly to its location after a long remodel.  Look for it to open in a few weeks pending final permit approvals.

Construction has started on a new medical building behind Silver Diner in Waldorf.  It will be occupied by a dialysis center and other medical specialists.  Another building will be coming online shortly after in the same complex.

Majesticland and Majestics E-Gamer Lounge will open this Fall in the St. Charles Town Center Mall on the lower level near Sears.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Waldorf Park Coming Soon

Waldorf Park will be a new, 30,000 square foot shopping center located near the corner of Route 301 North and Smallwood Drive.  It will connect by access road to the Cracker Barrel restaurant, Carrabba's and Hampton Inn.  Construction has started.   Tenants currently signed are Chick-fil-A, Jersey Mikes Subs, Nail Trix Salon and Spa, and a Starbucks with drive thru that I know many people have been waiting for.  This will be a second location for Chick-fil-A and not a relocation.  That should help with the long lines at the current location that can sometimes expand out onto the highway.  The expected time to complete the center is Winter of 2020. Individual tenants should open a few months after.  Chick-fil-A has a proposed opening of Spring 2021.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September Updates

Back from vacations and back to school!  Hope everyone had a wonderful summer. September updates have begun!

I would also like to take a minute to mention something here that I may have talked about on Facebook but I don't think I spoke about on the blog.  I bring it up because the Charles County EDC has now mentioned it as well.
As you know the things we say especially on social media can effect businesses we have here and businesses we could get here.  Potential prospects look thru social media posts and speak to residents before they decide to plant a flag here.  If all they hear is negativity they aren't going to come.  So please think before you speak or post.  Every city has its issues but some people tend to make them much larger than they really are.  Take pride in where you live.  Help make it a great place to be.  And tell your kids to do the same. #charlescountyproud #mycharlescounty

Wild Birds Unlimited will have its grand opening September 11th at the La Plata Plaza Shopping Center next to Target.

Lucianna's Steakhouse is now beginning soft openings at their location at 3331 Plaza Way in Waldorf behind Bob Evan's Restaurant.  Reservations are suggested.

Aldi is now open in Clinton, MD at The Landing at Woodyard.

Chick fil a has almost completed construction in the same shopping center.

Hancock Family Farms Store will open September 27th in La Plata.  6 St. Mary's Avenue, Unit 100C.

Taco Bell is now open at the Shoppes at Apple Greene in Dunkirk, MD

Southern Tire and Auto Centers has opened a new location at 131 St. Patrick's Drive in Waldorf.

The Waldorf Senior and Recreational Center is now open at 90 Post Office Road.

Monday, August 5, 2019

August Updates

August already??  

ALDI is now open at the Waldorf Shoppers World next to Harbor Freight Tools.

ALDI in Clinton will have a grand opening August 29th.

Crafty Crab Seafood is coming to the former Hard Times Cafe location at 1120 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf.  Crafty Crab has 8 locations in the South with 18 more locations on the way.  
Crafty Crab specializes in home style seafood with Southern charm and a friendly experience.

Choba's African Kitchen and Bakery - Coming soon to the Waldorf Shoppers World behind Chipotle. 3240 Crain Highway.  More information as it becomes available.

Lucianna's Steakhouse hopes to be open in early September.

Panda Express to be part of the redevelopment of the former Ruby Tuesdays site in Prince Frederick, MD.  

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

New Building Coming to CSM Campus in Hughesville

The College of Southern Maryland will be building a new 50,000 sf  Center for Health Sciences at their Hughesville campus.

It will feature specialized nursing and allied health labs for programs in Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, Occupation Therapy/Physical Therapy, Massage therapy, Pharmacy Technician/Medical Assistant and Medical Laboratory Technician.

There will be a ground breaking ceremony on August 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. and they plan to have it completed in March of 2021.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New MedStar Medical Building Coming to Waldorf

Since this is a large project I figure it needed its own separate post.

MedStar Shah Medical Group is currently removing the building at the corner of Crain Highway and St. Patrick's Drive for a new three story 51,000 sf state of the art facility.  It will house a walk in clinic, cancer center, pharmacy, medical specialists, surgical specialists, and also diagnostic services.
We look forward to its completion and the many specialties it will bring to help the surrounding community.

Monday, July 8, 2019

July Updates

 Happy July! Hope you are enjoying the summer.  It's been a little quiet but there is still lots of projects in the works.  

If you want to see something in the area please contact that company and let them know you want them here!  They need to hear from the consumer more than anything.

One other thing.  Tip your servers!!  The wage for tipped employees is $3.63 per hour in Maryland.  They make less than minimum wage and depend on tips to live.  I speak to restaurant servers all the time and its shameful the stories I hear about people running up tabs and leaving next to nothing.  Please think about that before you go out.

Since I get asked about certain markets and restaurants so much Its time to dust off this post I did to give an understanding of why some places are not here: 

Wawa La Plata is finishing up a major refurbishment on their entire property.  The entire store was gutted and redone.  New stone and paint on the exterior as well as around the pumps.  New landscaping going in with smaller trees to make it more visible.  Grand Re-Opening Friday July 12th.

Clothes Mentor will be opening a store in the Berry Patch Shopping Center next to Wawa on Berry Road (Rt. 228) in Waldorf.  Clothes Mentor is a resale store that buys and sells high-quality, gently used name-brand and designer clothing, shoes and accessories.  This is only their second store in the Maryland area.

Construction is about to get started on a new freestanding building in the La Plata Plaza Shopping Center.  Five Guys will be one of the tenants. 

Countryside Kennels will be taking over the former Riviera Kennels property in Hughesville after a refurbishment of the property.  They hope to open by November of this year.

MedStar Shah Medical Group is removing the current five story building at 10 St. Patrick's Drive in Waldorf to make way for a new state of the art medical center.  More details as we get them.

Starbucks with drive thru has opened in the Brandywine Crossing Shopping Center.
Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh are coming this October to The Shops at Waldorf Center.  They will be taking 5,000 sf next to Ross.

Aldi in Waldorf Shoppers World should open sometime in August.  They are very close to completion.  UPDATE August 15 2019 is the Grand Opening.

As far as we have seen thru email and construction Chicken Rico will return.  They are working on some interior alterations that require more approvals from the county.