Friday, October 26, 2012
With a complimentary salsa bar, bottomless chips and a warm atmosphere, Lime offers a different Mexican food experience for College Park residents.
Barely two weeks old and already striving to compete with College Park mainstay Chipotle, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill hopes to establish itself as the new hot spot in town by offering a more personal Mexican food experience. “We’re the new kid on the block,” restaurant manager William Barrett said. “I think we appeal to a younger generation [with] a healthier product. It’s something new and exciting and fresh." The restaurant, owned by Ruby Tuesday’s, is designed to compete with food giant Chipotle by offering “warmer” service. They also offer bottomless chips with a complimentary salsa bar, as well as happy hour drinks and food specials Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Once you get inside [Chipotle] it’s very wood and metal …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Representatives of the restaurant chain won't reply to interview requests, but city officials say a new management direction and poor patronage might have been factors in the closure.
Austin Grill Express, the Tex-Mex chain restaurant on the ground floor of the student housing tower The Varsity, closed after just four months of serving burritos, tacos and other fare, though the exact reason is unclear. College Park’s Economic Development Coordinator Michael Stiefvater said that management has begun reigning in the Express chains, an offshoot of Austin Grill, which offers a limited menu. Express locations have also recently closed in Rockville and Annapolis. But there could have been more factors at play, Stiefvater said in an email. “Their closing was likely due to a combination between an internal issue and less patronage than anticipated,” Stiefvater said. College Park City Councilman Bob Catlin, whose District 2 …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
One Mexican restaurant in, another out.
The very first College Park restaurant that I ate at is gone, and the city has one more empty commercial building. California Tortilla's doors have closed, because the restaurant's owners couldn't come to an agreement with landlords when renegotiating the lease, The Diamondback reported. Distraught? Here are two things that might make the loss a little less painful. Those with a California Tortilla card have been credited with a free burrito to use at the Silver Spring, Bowie or Laurel locations by Dec. 8, 2011. Second, College Park's second Chipotle will be opening soon, located at 10260 Baltimore Ave. in north College Park.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Taste the Mexican flavors of EYA's newest opening.
There's free food and soda until 2 p.m. today at the new Chipotle restaurant at EYA's Arts District Hyattsville. Print and bring in this card for your free meal. The restaurant officially opens Tuesday.