Comptroller Franchot To Promote Shop Maryland for the Holidays in Hyattsville

He will also tour Prince George's County's first food hall in Brentwood

WHO:

Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:

Mr. Franchot will make two stops in Prince George's County on Thursday, beginning at Tanglewood Works in Hyattsville as part of his Shop Maryland for the Holidays tour to promote local retailers that provide jobs and fuel the economy. There, he'll present a proclamation to owner Sue Mondeel for her unique 'upcycling' concept in which worn or discarded materials are used to create new artistic designs for the home.

Afterwards, the Comptroller will visit Savor at Studio 3807 in Brentwood, Prince George's County's first food hall and the second such African-American-owned facility in the country. Mr. Franchot will greet merchants and customers with owner April Richardson, who developed the concept after difficulty getting her D.C. Sweet Potato Cake bakery into other food halls. Savor, which just opened in October, provides an array of healthy, locally-sourced dining options in a food desert. Local chefs and artists also will use the food hall as a launch pad to test ideas and get their businesses started.

WHEN:

Thursday, November 14, 2019

WHERE:

11:30 a.m.
Tanglewood Works
5132 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20781

12:15 p.m.
Savor at Studio 3807
3807 Rhode Island Ave.
Brentwood, MD 20722

CONTACT:

Alan Brody: abrody@comp.state.md.us
410-260-6346 (office); 443-924-1473 (mobile)