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Frederick: All Grown Up
By: Megan Callahan

Frederick is certainly coming into it’s own with some major new developments. New shopping centers scattered across the county are sure to create some buzz amongst Frederick Residents. By now most have heard rumors surrounding the upcoming restaurants and retail stores. Here’s what we can confirm is true so far:

 

Whittier Pond: Whittier will become somewhat of an independent community when the new shops are completed. This shopping center will feature a daycare center along with some offices, retail, and restaurants. Lintini’s second location (the first being on

Thomas Johnson Drive
) is now open there and is soon to be joined by “Meadows Original Frozen Custard”. Development is in the hands of Kline Scott Visco.

 


Clemson Corner: Nestled in the North east quadrant of the intersection of Route 15 and 26 will be Wegman’s, the first of 2 anchor stores. Here’s how they describe themselves: “More like a European open-air market: Dazzling displays of fresh produce, artisan breads and other baked goods hot from the oven several times a day. Displays of fresh-caught seafood, meat, deli products and imported cheeses, international foods - plus all the foods and household items usually found in supermarkets. More choice than possibly any other supermarket chain: More than 70,000 products, compared to an average of just over 40,000 (according to the Food Marketing Institute) in most supermarkets. Take cheese, for example: Wegmans usually has 500 specialty cheeses on hand.Larger than most supermarkets: (We need room for all that stuff!) Stores run 80,000 to 130,000 square feet in size. Aisles are unusually spacious.”

 

Wegman’s is a sort of grocery store on steroids including a restaurant called “Tastings”. They offer a flyer with recipes and gourmet cuisine, pharmacy, nutritionist interaction, programs for diabetics, and more. Their website speaks for itself (http://www.wegmans.com) where you can prepare a menu plan, shopping list, and get healthy cooking techniques. In addition to Wegman’s, Lowe’s Home Improvement will serve as the second anchor store and there will be 75,000 square feet devoted to specialty shops, none of which are confirmed to date. The shopping center is scheduled to open in Spring 2008.

 

 


Frederick Shopping Center : Located on

7th Street
, the new addition to the existing shops is a pad building with four units, three of which are confirmed. Glory Days Grill (http://www.glorydaysgrill.com) is already in construction. Their menu features beer by the pitcher, specialty martini’s and margarita’s, and your typical ribs/burgers/wings/crab cakes grill fare. Tempting desserts will include “turtle cheesecake”, sundaes, and cobbler. Bonefish Grill will be next (http://www.bonefishgrill.com) and specializes in many assortments of fresh fish in an elegant atmosphere and even features a gluten-free menu. Not a fan of seafood? Among salad choices they have non-marine cuisine on the menu as well including Cajun Chicken Egg Rolls, filet mignon, and pork tenderloin. If you can’t wait until 2007 to indulge, you can try their Gaithersburg location. When you dine at either of these restaurants save room for dessert! Maggie Moo’s will be just next door to top off your meal.

 

Of course these are just a few of the many upcoming attractions. Look for part two of this article soon to find out what else is in store for Frederick .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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