There's a lot of cool news for Annapolitan parents this week. Here's a run down of some of the best:
One of my favorite southern fast-casual restaurants is coming to The Village at Waugh Chapel this fall! Newk's Eatery was a staple for me when I lived in Memphis, but there isn't one in the whole state of Maryland. That's about to change in a few months. Newk's is known for awesome salads, divine mac-n-cheese, yummy soups, and delicious bistro-style pizzas. They give out free crunchy breadsticks and have a great condiments bar. Even better, they have a rockin' kids menu. It's supposedly going to be next to the Applebee's, but I want to go see the sign out front with my own eyes. I'm so excited for Newk's arrival!
Giggle is coming to a JC Penney near you! Starting this fall, Giggle Baby for JCP will bring their hip style at an affordable price to more than 500 locations nationwide. With only nine stores nationwide, Giggle is't accessible to most Americans in person. But hopefully their new collection with have quite a few gems you can visit at a mall close by. Whether this partnership will help rescue JCP from its current freefall from market relevance remains to be seen. In the meantime, it'll at least get me in the store.
The new Severna Park Chick-fil-A is quickly taking shape on Rt. 2 North. It's slated for a mid-September opening, but stay tuned to their facebook page for updates. Even though it's not far from the Pasadena location, this one is closer to Annapolis and I'm sure will be a popular place for area families.
For you fashionista mamas, check out the opening of temporary pop-up shop, Here, starting this Friday at the Village Green shops off Forest Drive. Featuring locally sourced fashion & gifts, I'm excited to check out this month's selection chosen around the theme "lazy days of summer." You can bet I'll be stopping by Here sometime soon!