BOWIE, MD—The City Council discussed the dilapidated Bowie Marketplace earlier this week and revealed that the new owner of the long-dormant retail center is looking to redevelop the property.

Berman Enterprises, the new owner of the Bowie Marketplace, is committed to tearing down the shopping center and replace it with a grocery-anchored center, according to Bowie Economic Development Director John Henry King. The property is located at 15505 Annapolis Road across from the successful Free State Shopping Center.

Berman is close to signing a grocer for the project, King told the Council. He said the Council should expect to see a proposal from Berman in coming months, according to the Capital Gazette. “We are 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 city through its Economic Development Incentive Fund. See story in the Capital Gazette.