Lidl Grocery Store Moving into Former Kmart on Golden Mile

Great things are happening on the Golden Mile! Lidl, a grocery chain that began in Germany, agreed to a lease with DLC Management to take over the former Kmart location on West Patrick Street. Lidl is expected to open on the Golden Mile in 2021, and is moving into a space with nearly 28,000 square feet, according to the city’s office of economic development. Lidl is expected to share the big-box space with Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and a still-to-be-determined tenant, according to DLC Management’s development brochure.


2020 was supposed to be the first year of hosting two Frederick Restaurant Weeks. Obviously a lot has changed in the world... so they are now seeking your input on how to proceed. As many of our restaurants get up and running again, they want to hear from you to ensure they plan a promotion that really benefits your restaurant — do you still want to have a second Restaurant Week this August, do you want to change the timing of it, should we incorporate a to-go element, etc. Exciting news = the second Restaurant Week of 2020 will be FREE for restaurants to participate (as long as you still want to have one). Please note that we will still require a special, multi-course menu, as usual, in order to participate. DO YOU WANT A SECOND RESTAURANT WEEK? PLEASE FILL OUT THE SURVEY LINK AT Look for details soon on how to participate once they have the results from the survey.

Check it Out! Warehouse Cinema Happenings at the Frederick Towne Mall

Tremendous Progress at Warehouse Cinema is finally moving to outside - looks like the signage is coming!! They are looking forward to the opening of their cinema this summer!

Frederick examines options for restaurants reopening outdoor seating

With Maryland poised to allow the reopening of outdoor seating and service for restaurants beginning Friday, the city of Frederick is considering various options to help make it happen. Those options include temporary street closures, reorganizing parking and setting up tables in parks, parking lots and other areas. The option proposed are discussed in the a video at The City of Frederick wants your feedback as they know this decision impacts our Golden Mile and other communities in various ways. Thank you for sharing your input by Saturday, May 30 at 12PM.

Centro Hispano, with M&T Bank on Golden Mile Celebrating Accomplishments of Frederick Immigrant High School Graduates

Centro Hispano, in collaboration with M&T Bank on the Golden Mile, would like to acknowledge and honor the accomplishments of our Frederick County immigrant high school graduates. Funds are being collected in order to purchase gift cards, which will be sent with a congratulatory letter to the students whose parents have preregistered them and consented to their child receiving a gift card. For more information on how to contribute or to enroll your child click on the title above.

City approves resolution to support NPS facility at Westside Regional Park

The city of Frederick has officially endorsed a plan for the National Park Service to consolidate several services at the city’s Westside Regional Park on Golden Mile. The city’s aldermen voted unanimously Thursday night to approve a resolution of support for the park service’s plans to move its Historic Preservation Training Center and the Harpers Ferry Center Museum Conservation and Collections Facility to the 135-acre park being developed along Butterfly Lane on Frederick’s southern edge. The resolution was needed for park service staff to seek funding for the project at the professional level, Marc DeOcampo, chief administrative officer for the city, told the aldermen. Check out the full article at

Golden Mile Woodsboro Bank Food Drive TOMORROW!

Don't forget that tomorrow May 23 the Woodsboro Bank on the Golden Mile will be accepting non-perishable food and personal hygiene product donations for the community! Support our local Food Banks and drop your donation at the Rt 40 location between 9:00am and noon!

Golden Mile Businesses – New Grant Program Announced

Frederick County has announced a new small business grant program for those impacted by COVID-19. Applications open May 28,2020! Application and detailed information can be found at Spread the word!