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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Written by Tom Hausman, The Diamondback

 

Deron Lovaas has lived in College Park for more than 10 years and is tired of the revolving door of low-quality restaurants and lack of retail in the downtown area.

He just wants the opportunity to take his family out to a nice dinner and spend time in a bookstore.

There aren’t many “places where we can enjoy good coffee, good food and good music with family, and I think that’s something that College Park definitely needs and that’s something we’re looking forward to as more development comes to our town,” said Lovaas, 46.

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A Culture of Collaboration

Live music, student performances and food that isn’t pizza will soon be joining the mix of bars and restaurants along Route 1.

The former site of The Barking Dog will be transformed into a multipurpose art house and restaurant as part of a public-private partnership between this university and the Philadelphia-based music venue Milkboy. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will sponsor musical performances, while Milkboy will book artists and provide customers with a full food and beverage menu.

This venue will come to embody the developing symbiotic relationship between this university and the city, said Omar Blaik, the founder of real estate development firm U3 Ventures.

The former site of The Barking Dog will be transformed into a multipurpose art house and restaurant as part of a public-private partnership between this university and the Philadelphia-based music venue Milkboy. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will sponsor musical performances, while Milkboy will book artists and provide customers with a full food and beverage menu.

This venue will come to embody the developing symbiotic relationship between this university and the city, said Omar Blaik, the founder of real estate development firm U3 Ventures.

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Date of Publication: 
12/13/15