Ice Cream and Liquor Stores Help Fill Out Burtonsville Town Square; 13 Vacancies Remain
Montgomery County Liquor and a Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin’ Donuts combination store are two of the new businesses opening in the new shopping center.
At least two new stores will open in Burtonsville Town Square, the 140,000-square foot retail center anchored by Giant and CVS Pharmacy at the intersection of Columbia Pike and MD-198.
Since the updated Giant opened to much fanfare last November, news on what will occupy the remaining vacancies has been slow, but inquiries by Patch turned up new developments.
This Sunday a Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin’ Donuts combination restaurant will open in the corner spot on the eastern edge of the property. Franchise owner Chetan Bhakani said he’ll open with a giveaway: free travel mugs for the first 200 people who buy a cup of coffee.
The Burtonsville location of Montgomery County Liquor used to be located on property that is now Burtonsville Town Square, but moved across the street when construction on the new shopping center began. It’s currently in the older of the two Burtonsville shopping centers, but has a reserved spot right next to Giant in the newer center.
When the liquor store will be open is unknown. Gus Montes de Oca, Division of Operations chief for the Department of Liquor Control, said he doesn’t have an official opening day.
“Permits have been submitted and we have met with our contractors,” he told Patch via email. “We hope to have a firm date soon.”
Currently, three stores are open, including Giant, CVS and a cleaners. Five additional spaces have been leased: Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin’ Donuts, the county liquor store, a nail salon and chain businesses Verizon and Hair Cuttery.
By Patch’s count, 13 spaces still remain to be leased. Chris Jones, the property’s developer and primary leasing contact, was unavailable for comment.
Correction: An earlier version of this story version of this story incorrectly stated that Bhakani's store was once in Burtonsville Crossing.