Thursday, April 11, 2013
The lawmakers issued letters to two federal agencies in a joint show of support.
Maryland’s entire congressional delegation has declared its support of Prince George’s County as the new home of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters. The delegation came together this week and issued letters to heads of the FBI and the General Services Administration (GSA) urging the selection of Prince George’s County based on access to public transportation, the high number of federal employees living in the area, and proximity to other federal agencies. Greenbelt's city council voted in favor of supporting the FBI's relocation to a parcel of land near the Greenbelt metro station in January. “We understand that competition for this facility will be fierce among the region’s jurisdictions, but we firmly believe that an …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The International House of Pancakes will be taking over the space formerly used by Denny's.
If you have a hankering for pancakes in the middle of the day, you now have a place to quash that craving. The International House of Pancakes, more commonly known as IHOP, will be opening a Greenbelt location at the end of June 2013. According to an IHOP spokesperson, the eatery will take over the space at 7405 Greenbelt Road, which formerly housed Denny's. There are several other IHOPs in the area, the closest being off Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale. Tell Us: Are you excited about an IHOP being in the neighborhood?
The 87-acre mixed-used site is ready for development.
- REAL ESTATE
Friday, March 29
The Roseview Group, a private real estate investment and advisory firm, announced today the sale, on behalf of a bank advisory client, of an 87-acre mixed-use site featuring approvals for up to 1,022 residential units in Greenbelt, Maryland. This shovel-ready infill site, located between the beltway and MD-193, is adjacent to the Greenbelt WMATA Commuter Rail station and features a newly constructed four lane bridge providing exclusive access to MD-193. Known as Greenbelt Station, this partially completed development consists of three phases of townhomes, apartments, condominiums and retail. “Prince George’s County and the City of Greenbelt are committed to quality developments in high profile multi-modal transportation locations," Jeff …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Try some wines you can buy at the co-op
Friday, January 18, 2013
By Rashee Raj Kumar, Capital News Service
Friday, January 18
Fears of new gun control regulations proposed by President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O’Malley have intensified sales at Maryland gun shops. While the boost in sales has bolstered gun dealer’s profits, it has also led to a shortage in the supply of guns in the state, especially assault rifles, gun shop owners said. "Everybody is panicking. Every day has been absolutely crazy for the last three weeks," Henry Calvert, president of Calvert Firearms, Inc. in North East, a town in Cecil County, said of his customers. “It’s a bear market. Everyone is purchasing everything that comes in." Obama proposed a set of gun control regulations on Wednesday, which included a universal background check for all gun sales and a ban on military-style …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
It's time to place your 2013 cookie order!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Thursday, January 10
Since 1917, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have been selling baked goods to raise funds to support local community service projects, maintain Girl Scout camps, develop programs and provide financial support to girls in need. Last year, in the Washington, DC, area alone, more than 4.5 million boxes of cookies were sold. While scouts still sell cookies door-to-door, the Girl Scouts have gone high-tech in the last few years, offering the "Cookie Club" website—which allows scouts to sell cookies via email—and launching the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app so that one is never more than a few clicks away from one's favorite cookies: So, we want to know, what is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie, and why?
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sales jumped following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Following the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, sales of bullet proof backpacks are soaring, according to a story in The Washington Post. Bullet Blocker, a company that sells bullet proof tactical gear, saw sales jump from 15 to 20 backpacks a week to 50 to 100 per day, according to the report. Patch contacted several manufacturers, but none returned comment before publication. The Washington Post wrote: In Arizona, a body-armor manufacturer called Amendment II says sales of its bulletproof childrens’ backpacks -- Avengers for boys, Disney Princesses for girls -- have jumped more than 500 percent. Black Dragon Tactical, a survivalist company in New Hampshire, is promoting armored backpack-inserts on its Facebook page.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Bartenders from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Georgia will converge on Greeenbelt to compete in the divisional finals of the 2012 T.G.I. Friday's World Bartender Championship.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Judge's decision lifts stay on construction, groundbreaking moves ahead on Tanger Outlets.
An outlet mall will still open in Prince George's County, even after local residents voiced opposition. A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday marked the official start of construction for the Tanger Outlets at National Harbor, according to a tweet by Fire Chief Marc Bashoor with the Prince George's County Fire Department. A Prince George's County Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday against Fort Washington and Oxon Hill residents who wanted to prevent construction on the 340,000-sq. foot project, according to NBC. The outlet mall is expected to bring 85 stores to Oxon Hill, which could possibly also house the county's first casino in Nation Harbor. The judge said halting the project would have a negative economic impact on the county, but the …
Friday, November 23, 2012
When people start lining up late Thanksgiving night to take advantage of door-buster deals in the wee hours Friday morning, will you be there?
Love it or hate it, Black Friday is the super bowl of shopping. And with its arrival only mere days away, Greenbelt is abuzz with people talking about the potential savings stores big and small have to offer. Some people create their own Black Friday “game plans” on what stores to hit and when after they've poured over the announced bargains various retailers have to offer. There are those so keen on saving they set alarms to wake them up in the wee hours of the night. These folks line up early and some even camp out all night to be able to scoop up the deals they’re after. Are you one of those shoppers? Do you do Black Friday or do you prefer to stay as far away from stores on the day after Thanksgiving as possible?