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In honor of the slated Aug. 19 completion of a substantial remodel and expansion of its College Park, Md., store, MOM's Organic Market will host a Renovation Celebration on Aug. 19, 20 and 21 to show off the location’s enhanced space, and to thank its customers and vendors for their patience during the overhaul.
Opened in 2000, the College Park store was the second launched by Rockville, Md.-based MOM's, against the advice of several area real estate agents who thought an organic market wouldn’t do well in Prince George’s County. However, MOM’s founder Scott Nash, who grew up nearby, believed the community would welcome such a format. Nash has been proved right, and then some: Although the College Park store is the smallest of MOM’s seven stores, it generates more revenue per square foot than any of the others.
The renovation provides the location with 40 percent more shelf space, wider aisles, and a bigger selection of all-natural and organic products. Environmentally friendly features include LED track lighting throughout the store, low-VOC paint, skylights to let in natural light and an electric car-charging station, and the location will use 100 percent wind power.
The celebration will kick off during regular store hours and last throughout the weekend. Shoppers will receive goody bags, take part in local vendor demos, participate in kids’ activities, enter raffle drawings and try food samples.
MOM's seven stores are in Alexandria, Va.; Bowie, Md.; College Park, Md.; Frederick, Md.; Jessup, Md.; Rockville, Md. and Timonium, Md., with future store openings planned for Herndon, Va., and Waldorf, Md., in 2011, and for Merrifield, Va., in 2012.