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Visions for Vacancies: Collington Plaza

What new retailer would you like to see make a home in Collington Plaza?

With both Advance Auto Parts and Lima's Charbroiled Chicken opening there in the past six months, Collington Plaza has become a fairly happening place in Bowie. 

Immediately adjacent to a Wal-Mart, Collington Plaza is already home to several national chains, including Giant, GNC, and NASA Federal Credit Union to name just a few. The shopping center also has a great location on Route 301, just south of Collington Road and Route 50. 

Though the majority of the property in Collington Plaza is leased, there are still a few spaces open, including this 3,600 square foot corner retail space. Suggested uses include a carpet or flooring store, a furniture store, a restaurant, an electronics retailer, a clothing store or an education center. 

Do any of these options sound appealing to you? What new business would you like to see in Collington Plaza? Tell Patch in the comments!

Know of a vacant space in Bowie that you'd like to see featured on Patch? Email Bowie Patch Editor Jenni Pompi at jenni.pompi@patch.com

Jenni Pompi (Editor) February 15, 2013 at 02:27 PM
I think this space would make a great coffee shop, or books store. Something with wireless internet. What do you think?
Val February 15, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Unfortunately, I think we're tired of all the vacanies in Bowie. We're not going to get something we want (Trader Joes, anyone?). I completely expect it to be some low-rent, trashy store to fill the void.
Sandy Short February 17, 2013 at 05:44 PM
We're seeing the exodus in bowie town center...businesses leaving and crossing the bridge in Anne Arundel county for the new town center.
caren1120@verizon.net February 17, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Trader Joes would be GREAT
Barbara February 17, 2013 at 08:30 PM
I'd love a Trader Joe's but it would never happen with Giant in the shopping center. There was a rumor that one would go into Hilltop Plaza when Magruders left but we ended up with an Aldi and an organic store which isn't great at all. Why can't we be heard? I remember when the shopping center was being built where Target is and it was suggested a nice American restaurant come in there and a rep from the City Council came to the Kiwanis club and we were told Bowie could never support a restaurant with "table clothes". The same was told to us when the Town Center was being built. I'm tired of all the franchise restaurants, particularly Mexican restaurants. I'm not against them, just how many do we need? I was so sorry to see Jaspers go.They had an extensive menu and not overpriced. I guess if we EVER get a nice restaurant here, we'd better support it regularly or that will go too.
Ray-Kim Brown February 17, 2013 at 09:34 PM
A great place for Trader Joe's would be where the Bed Bath and Beyond was in BTC. But I would love to see a Burger King and/or KFC in Collington. And would someone please do something with Tia's, it start to be come an eye sore.
Myrissa Martin February 18, 2013 at 02:47 AM
Instead of trying to fill these huge spaces, it would make a lot of sense if agents would consider leasing smaller spaces. Going this route would allow small business owners/entrepreneurs an opportunity to go into business. You could see a variety of boutiques shops, mom and pop restaurants, specialty shops etc. that would probably become a welcomed addition to the area. More choices, personalized customer service and better quality would be great! I do a lot of traveling and I'm always blown away to see the difference in Bowie and other areas of the country that have a host of small businesses thriving even in this economy. While I think this is a great idea, small businesses would need the support of the community. If your menu is a step above the norm...McDonald's, Chic-Filet, or even Outback, sadly you probably will not get the support in Bowie! People need to realize, that when you see a higher price, you are most likely getting a better quality! If you can afford to live in Bowie since housing prices have sky-rocketed, then you should be able to pay a little more, especially if a business is worthy of your dollar. SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES!
Myrissa Martin April 06, 2013 at 05:54 AM
Interesting that I posted the comment above on February 17, 2013. Since that time, not one person has commented. That's about right...NO ONE CARES! That's exactly why businesses leave Bowie, or you make a choice not to open a business here in the first place! Da-daaaaa!

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