Thursday, May 16, 2013
Ditch your car for a day to promote biking as a healthy alternative to driving.
If you’ve ever thought about biking to work, this Friday is your chance. May 17 is National Bike to Work Day, which is part of National Bike Month. There will be two Bike to Work Day pit stops in Bowie—at the Bowie Town Center Food Court and at the Old Town Bowie Fire Station on 9th Street—both from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Participants can register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and receive a free "Bike to Work Day 2013" T-shirt. Water, other refreshments and prizes will also be provided. The League of American Bicyclists began Bike to Work Day in 1956 as part of Bike to Work month. TELL US: What do you think of National Bike to Work Day? Do you frequently bike to work, or do you prefer driving on your daily commute? Share in the comments …
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 …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The new clothing and accessory boutique opened it's doors in Bowie on Apri 13.
Looking for a trendy new top, shiny new bauble or stylish handbag? Francesca's Collections, a new clothing and acessory boutiuqe recently opened in Bowie Town Center may have just what you need. The 1,500 sqft. store carries everything from home goods to jewlery to handbags to clothing. You could feasibly walk in looking for a new hand towel and walk out with a new sundress. The store's hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Francesca's at the corner of Emerald Way and Town Center Boulevard, just across from the food court. See also: Have you been into Francesca's yet? What did you think?
Monday, April 15, 2013
You'll just need to say the tax-related password.
April 15th has rolled around once again, and at least one Bowie business is offering up a tax day treat. Cal-mex favorite California Tortilla is serving up a free order of chips and queso to the tax-weary, a welcome reward whether you're reveling in your refund or pinching pennies after paying Uncle Sam. Just say the password -- "1040" -- when purchasing any item. The newly renovated Bowie California Tortilla is located at 3941 Evergreen Pkwy, in Bowie Town Center. Do you know of other Bowie businesses offering tax day promotions?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
What new retailer would you like to see in this recently vacated space?
The recent relocation of Old Navy from the Bowie Town Center to Waugh Chapel has left another large, vacant store front in the mall, a property owned by Simon Malls. Simon has the property cited for use by a "big box" store. What would you like to see fill this void in Bowie Town Center? Another clothing retailer? An electronics store? A home goods our housewares store? Tell Patch in the comments! See also:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The renovated store will have a smaller 'boutique look.'
Though there are some noticeable changes afoot at the Sports Zone in Bowie Town Center—clearance signs in the windows and new walls going up—the store is not joining Bed Bath & Beyond and Old Navy in the exodus of retailers from the shopping center. According to John Mastrianni, vice president for sales and marketing for Sports Zone, the location is undergoing a remodel. The new, smaller store is being renovated into the chain’s “boutique” look, said Mastrianni. Sports Zone sells a variety of sports shoes, apparel, and accessories. The new look, said Mastrianni, will give them a fresh edge. “This look sets us aside from our competition and gives us a more inviting and cool environment,” Mastrianni wrote in an email. The redesigned space …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Leonard Riggio has made a bid to buy the store's retail assets.
Barnes & Noble Inc. Chairman Leonard Riggio is seeking to buy the bookselling giant's retail assets, CNN Money reported. Should the bid be approved, the sale would include the Bowie location. According to the report, the bookstores have struggled as the popularity of e-readers increases. Holiday sales at the company's bookstores and websites dropped nearly 11 percent last year, according to the report. Barnes & Noble said it has put together an independent committee to review the proposal and to oversee any negotiations, The LA Times reported. The company in January said it would close some of its retail stores over the next 10 years. The potential sale wouldn't include the division that oversees the Nook reader, according to The LA Times.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Francesca's Collections and Fashion to Figure are both set to open this spring.
Although the recent closing of the Old Navy at Bowie Town Center has dismayed many residents, two new tenants will open up storefronts in the shopping center this spring. Francesca’s Collections, a women’s clothing, jewelry and accessory store, is slated to up a 1,500 square foot store in Bowie Town Center in April, according to a press release. The store will sit at the corner of Emerald Way and Town Center Boulevard, just across from the food court. The second new retailer, Fashion to Figure is also set to open in early spring. This store specializes in selling “up-to-the-minute fashion trends at the best prices” in plus sizes, according to a press release. The 3,100 square foot store will be located near Macy’s. Francesca's …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The store has been "repositioned" to Waugh Chapel in Gambrills.
The Old Navy in Bowie Town Center closed its doors for good last month the day before a new store opened up in Waugh Chapel Towne Centre. According to Julie Luker, a public relations manager for Old Navy, the store closed on Jan. 22 and was "repositioned" to the new location in Gambrills. When asked if Old Navy would be opening a new store in Bowie in the near future, Luker indicated that there was no specific plan. "We are constantly evaluating our store fleet to ensure we have the right stores in the right locations to best serve our customers," wrote Luker in an email. "I can tell you that we look at a number of factors—including our existing store base, market demographics and sales potential of a particular market." Old Navy is the…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Need to return that ugly sweater Santa got you? Here are the shopping hours for DC area malls and retailers—including Kohl's, Best Buy, Apple store, Walmart, Target and more.
Want to know when you can start shopping with all the money relatives gave you this Christmas? Or do you just need to return the gifts you don't want? Well, many malls and retailers are opening early for the day after Christmas sales on Wednesday, Dec. 26 and some customers can return unwanted presents. Here's what's open and where they are located: Bowie Town Center 15606 Emerald Way Bowie, MD 20716 Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Mall at Prince George's: 3500 East West Highway, (Route 410) Hyattsville, MD 20782 Hours: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Beltway Plaza Mall: 6198 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt, MD 20770 Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Westfield Montgomery: 7101 Democracy Boulevard Bethesda, MD 20817 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Westfield Wheaton: 11160 …