At its Oct. 12, 2021, meeting, College Park City Council unanimously approved a measure granting the funds to the company that runs the Shop Made In D.C. chain of locally-focused craft stores. With those $75,000, granted from the city’s American Recovery Act funding, Shop Made in D.C. plans to launch a Shop Made in Maryland store at City Hall.
Led by founders Stacey Price and Michael Babin, the Shop Made in D.C. brand is a brick-and-mortar retail chain focused on goods from local businesses and artists. Price has four locations in D.C. and is planning a two-shop expansion into Virginia under Shop Made in VA branding. The College Park store would be its first location in Maryland.
In addition to retail wares, the shop will feature a coffee bar and small cafe operated by Cameo Coffee. Llike its existing D.C.-branded stores, the College Park store will offer a program of classes and happy hours.