BRUNSWICK — Grocery-deprived conspiracy theorists may  be relieved now that Brunswick Crossing's plans for a Weis market in the community have passed several milestones.

A contingent of social media users has doubted that the grocery is actually coming to the community as planned by Pleasants Development LLC. Pleasants’ 1,500-home community bordered by Md. 17 and Md. 180 has been under construction about eight years.

Brunswick has been without a grocery since Fresh and Greens closed in late 2013.

Brunswick Crossing's market square retail center’s approval process has taken longer than expected, Dan Snyder, of Pleasants, said on Friday, but there still has been progress.

Pleasants is “getting close to submitting a building permit,” Snyder said.

Then the company can close on the land sale to Weis, and construction can begin. Snyder declined to give a date for when that might be.

The market square area that faces Md. 17 is to include the grocery store, of about 60,000 square feet, and another 20,000 square feet of assorted retail uses. Some pad sites are intended to have restaurants. All of the additional uses wait on the anchor store, Snyder said.

“There has been interest” in those pad sites, Snyder said. “We have to get the Weis in. … The other uses will be coming right behind.”

— Patti Borda Mullins

Middletown residents look
forward to a walk in the park

MIDDLETOWN — A new walking trail at Middletown Community Park will be in the spotlight at a July 12 event.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park on Coblentz Road will start at 10 a.m. Those interested in attending should RSVP by July 8 to Desiré DeGrange at ddegrange@frederickcountymd.gov or 301-600-2391.

— Lindsay Powers

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