Dunkin’ Donuts is one of six restaurants moving into the ground floor of the Terrapin Row apartment complex.
SeoulSpice, Wings Over, Cheers Cut, Poki District and Gong Cha have also signed leases for the vacant ground floor space.
The coffee and baked goods chain will open on the corner of Building B near Knox Road, while Wings Over will open next to the Terrapin Row Leasing Office near Hartwick Road, becoming the state’s first location. Fast-casual Korean restaurant SeoulSpice, which was said to be opening later this year, will sit next to the Amazon Store in Building A. Hawaiian-inspired restaurant Poki District, Taiwanese bubble tea business Gong Cha and Taiwanese restaurant Cheers Cut will be located near Knox Road in Building A across from the Dunkin’ Donuts.
Ryan Chelton, the city of College Park’s economic development coordinator, said there is currently no expected opening date for any of the restaurants. In May, The Diamondback reported SeoulSpice would open later in the year.
Junior electrical engineering major Colin Ljungquist said he was most excited for Dunkin’ Donuts to open because he could get cold coffee there, which isn’t available at any of the coffee machines currently in Terrapin Row.
Sophomore anthropology major McKenzie Christensen said she was excited for Dunkin’ since she drinks a lot of coffee.
“It’s free in here but it’s also kind of crappy in here, so Dunkin’ will be a nice change,” Christensen said.
Cheers Cut sounded like the best of the six to freshman information science major Yomi Omogbehin.
“The name is appealing,” Omogbehin said.
Senior economics major Brian Moore said he was most looking forward to Dunkin Donuts and Wings Over since he had never heard of the other restaurants.
“I would much rather have like a small grocery store, convenience-store, bodega kind of thing,” Moore said. “If I’m going to go out and get food I don’t mind walking down the block.”
MacKensie Rose, a junior biology major, said she really likes Dunkin’ Donuts and Asian food, but would have preferred a convenience store or pizza place to move in to Terrapin Row since she doesn’t want to have to walk down Knox Road or on to Route 1.
Terrapin Row, which recently changed ownership to Pinnacle Campus Living, declined to comment, as did MSC University, the company that leased out Terrapin Row’s retail space. Orlo Fund, the company that owns Terrapin Row’s retail space, could not be reached for comment.