College Park will soon get an independent wine bar-slash-coffeehouse from a longtime local business owner.
The as-yet-unnamed drink spot will be located at 7131 Baltimore Ave., currently home to College Park Auto Parts, according to the Washington Business Journal:
They plan to offer a menu of locally-sourced food including cheese and charcuterie, small plates, sandwiches and more. The pair want the space to serve as coffeehouse, craft beer and wine bar and arts venue, with arts events and music performances in the evenings.
The two-story restaurant comes from Tony Akaras, owner of Plato’s Diner, which is kitty-cornered from the location, and business partner Mona Patel.
It comes as the Route 1 corridor continues to develop, with a Whole Foods coming to Riverdale Park just south of there and new housing across the street for University of Maryland students.
The restaurant is scheduled to open in early 2016.