This could be really big for Silver Spring..

Silver Spring, Redevelopment, CDA, City Market

At Tuesday's Community Development Authority meeting, a vague item was on the agenda:

"Presentation by business potentially interested in 527 E. Silver Spring Dr."

527 E. Silver Spring is the current address of Giraffe, which is next to the very vacant former Mike Crivello's.

It piqued my interest enough to attend the meeting and witness the presentation.

Who was the mystery guest?

Drum roll ...


City Market has three other locations, two in Tosa, and one close by in Shorewood. They serve breads, soups, sandwiches, salads, pastas, mostly in the $5-10 price range.

Admittedly, the deal has a way to go before being done, but it sounded as if the parties were optimistic. Lots more paperwork to do, plus they mentioned a future application for TIF funds.

I think City Market would really change the game down on Silver Spring. High quality food at an affordable price point, plus outdoor seating would garner a healthy volume of shoppers and fuel Silver Spring's renewal.

Click here for City Market's website.

The fate of Giraffe is up in the air, but it was mentioned they were hoping to relocate to another Silver Spring location.

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