BOWIE, MD—The City Council discussed thedilapidated Bowie Marketplace earlier this weekand revealed that the new owner of the long-dormant retail centeris looking to redevelop the property.


Berman Enterprises, the new owner of the BowieMarketplace, is committed to tearing down the shopping center andreplace it with a grocery-anchored center, according to BowieEconomic Development Director JohnHenry King. The property is located at 15505 AnnapolisRoad across from the successful Free State Shopping Center.


Berman is close to signing a grocer for the project, King toldthe Council. He said the Council should expect to see a proposalfrom Berman in coming months, according to the Capital Gazette. “Weare so close we can all taste it, but no deal has been signed yet,”King said.


Berman Enterprises is expected to request funding from the citythrough its Economic Development Incentive Fund.See story in the Capital Gazette.

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