Thursday, May 23, 2013
For the first time, the county hosted its own reception at the Global Retail Real Estate Convention.
From Freakanomics to Zuckerbergs, Prince George's County officials rubbed elbows with bigwigs in the retail real estate, business and marketing industries at the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas. For the first time, Prince George’s boosters hosted a nighttime reception for developers and retailers, according to BizJournals.com. And, according to a county spokesperson, things went well. “We had a very successful event,” David Iannucci told BizJournals. Iannucci, the assistant deputy chief administrative officer for County Executive Rushern Baker, wouldn’t identify any specific prospects but he reportedly said the county had set up more than a dozen official meetings with developers and retailers. Iannucci told BizJournals …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
What would you like to see in this former fitness center?
Once a Curves for Women gym, this now vacant space is Bowie Marketplace near the former Safeway is spacious to say the least. I've heard that the whole property here is up for sale, so the question may be a moot point. However, pie in the sky, what would you like to see fill this space? With a new LA Fitness going into Bowie Town Center this fall, another fitness facility does not seem necessary. Could this spot house a discount clothing store? A book store? A boutique? Tell Patch in the comments, what would you like to see fill the storefront of this vacant fitness center in Bowie Marketplace?
Monday, May 20, 2013
A few job postings in and around Bowie.
Looking for a job close to home? Here are the latest openings in Bowie. To see more information on each job, or to apply, click on the link. All listings below have been pulled from CareerBuilder.com. Find more jobs nearby. Office clerical/support staff Company: Six Flags Duties: Handling incoming phone calls, typing, filing, other administrative support duties. Requirements: Computer experience preferred Data center operations technician Company: Staffing Technologies Duties: Installing and maintaining structured cabling in a data center environment including Cat 5, Cat 6 and Fiber optic network cabling; cabling machines to the network switches, maintaining uniform equipment labeling Requirements: Must be able to obtain a Department of …
Potentially more fees in store at BWI, Reagan National and Dulles airports for summer travel.
In 2012, airlines raked in more than $6 billion in baggage and change fees, solely accounting for a 3.7 percent profit margin, according to WTOP. The practice of collecting additional fees for the once-free baggage began in 2008, when prices for jet fuel rose nearly 50 percent as oil hit an all-time high. Since then, the fees have increased and are typically in the range of $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for the second. These baggage fees added $3.5 billion to airline coffers in 2012, 3.8 percent more than in 2011. While some commercials make light of the anger and frustration caused by the additional fees, a J.D. Power & Associates survey cited by the Los Angeles Times shows that a greater percentage of passengers who pay to …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
New locomotives could put $300 million in electricity back on the grid.
Amtrak plans to replace a total of 70 locomotives on its Northeast Regional line, which transports passengers between Newport News, VA, and Boston, MA, according to the dcist website. Trains on the popular route, which often involve long lines of waiting commuters at DC's Union Station, are pulled by locomotives that are more than 25 years old and feature outdated technology, according to the article. In a May 13 news release, Amtrak president and CEO Joseph Boardman said, “The new Amtrak locomotives will help power the economic future of the Northeast region, provide more reliable and efficient service for passengers and support the rebirth of rail manufacturing in America.” The new locomotives, dubbed “Amtrak Cities Sprinters,” will …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The prize is the third largest in American history, according to lottery officials.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing has been raised to become what would be the third-largest jackpot prize in American history. Due to strong sales, the jackpot for Saturday was raised from $475 million to $550 million, with a $350.1 million cash option. It is the second largest prize in Powerball's history. No ticket has had the winning numbers for the past 13 drawings—since early April, according to a Maryland Lottery press release. Maryland has had two winning Powerball tickets since the Maryland Lottery joined the game in 2010. One was a Pennsylvania couple who purchased a ticket in Elkton on Christmas Eve in 2011 that won them $128.8 million. That September, an Abingdon couple won $108.8 million, according to the release. …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The 30,000 sqft. fitness facility is scheduled to open sometime in the fall.
Bowie residents will be able to shop and get in a workout all in the same place the fall, when LA Fitness opens up in Bowie Town Center this fall. The new 30,000 sqft. gym will open in the space that formerly housed Bed Bath & Beyond, which relocated three miles north to Crofton last year. The space has sat vacant for just over 8 months. “We look forward to bringing an LA Fitness to this part of Prince George County and to joining the other great tenants at Bowie Town Center,” Bill Horner, senior vice president/chief real estate Officer at LA Fitness, said in a statement. The new fitness facility will offer “a three-lane lap pool, separate studios for aerobics and indoor cycling, over 80 state-of-the art pieces of cardio with individual …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Penn National Gaming and Greenwood Racing will compete against MGM Resorts to operate Maryland's sixth casino.
Three companies have submitted bids to operate Maryland's sixth casino slated to be in Prince George's County, according to reports. After spending nearly $40 million in ads supporting a sixth casino in Maryland, it was not a surprise that MGM Reports proposed an $800 million project at National Harbor Thursday, The Washington Post reported Friday. Penn National Gaming proposed a $700 million Hollywood Casino Resort at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, the Post reported, after spending almost $40 million in an anti-casino ad campaign run by a special interest group. The third bid came as a surprise, from the owner of Greenwood Racing, which owns a Pennsylvania casino formerly called Philadelphia Park Racetrack and Casino. That company…
A few recent job postings in and around Bowie.
Looking for a job close to home? Here are the latest openings in Bowie. To see more information on each job, or to apply, click on the link. All listings below have been pulled from CareerBuilder.com. Find more jobs nearby. Sheet metal mechanic Company: Aerotek Duties: None listed Requirements: Must have at least five years experience as non-residential sheet metal mechanic; must be able to read blueprints Senior project manager Company: Inovalon Duties: Creating, managing and tracking projects that impact project development, managing and mentoring junior staff Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent, MBA preferred; minimum 6 years project management experience; knowledge of PMI waterfall, with PMI certification preferred Project …