February 10, 2020

CPA Cromwell: Insights on Tax Cuts, Opportunity Zones

RPBA Member Expert Series Debuts with Tax Tips

Riverdale Park, MD. – Riverdale Park Business Association member and longtime College Park Certified Public Accountant Stephen Cromwell, CPA, CTRS, CVA, will break away from his busy tax season to provide members a window on the latest changes in tax law that impact small businesses at RPBA’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb.12, 2020. The 90-minute session begins at 6 pm at Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737. 

Cromwell, who is preparing to sit for the bar exam, is a Baltimore native who holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Maryland. Before becoming the Managing Partner of Cromwell & Company, Steve was the Controller for NFR Security, Inc. As a key member of th...

January 17, 2020

Last week in a letter to current and past members of the Riverdale Park Business Association, President Michael Herman, Esq. reminded the RPBA that Riverdale Park will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. “It is a fitting time for us to re-energize the Riverdale Park Business Association. Since 1992, RPBA has been the leading voice of concerns for local issues affecting businesses and the business environment,” Herman wrote. He added that the new group of RPBA leaders “are committed to expanding opportunities for businesses to grow and thrive in the greater Riverdale Park area.” 

For these and many other reasons, RPBA is again encouraging you to invest in your business and re-invest in the RPBA. Membership benefits include: invitation to monthly meetings of local businesses; bi-monthly guest speakers on issues affecting our business comm...

January 15, 2020

The new year is for redefining a mission, setting and updating goals, and sharpening skills. The Riverdale Park Business Association will embark on that journey at its first meeting of 2020 tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 15 in Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737. The curtain goes up at 6 pm.  

RPBA Vice President Dalton E. Patterson, Esq., an associate attorney with Riverdale Park’s Meyers, Rodbell, & Rosenbaum, P.A. where he specializes in civil litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury, will lead the meeting that will focus on RPBA 2020 goals, building the association’s membership and influence, and working with the Town of Riverdale Park in planning the town’s Centennial celebration in June.

Also set for discussion is RPBA’s letter of support of the general concept of Advantage Properties’ five-acre redeve...

November 13, 2019

Riverdale Park Business Association’s November meeting will be held at Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737. Among the topics to be discussed RPBA’s participation in Riverdale Park’s June 2020 Centennial celebration, county and town regulation enforcement, RPBA’s 2020 marketing and communication programs, membership drive, and choose a location for RPBA’s holiday gathering.

Annual RPBA elections were conducted in October. Four individuals from the business community were elected to leadership positions and will serve until mid-October 2020.

Former Riverdale Park Mayor Mike Herman was elected president of the Riverdale Park Business Association. He moves into the office after association founding member Pete Spiropoulos opted to step down. Mike is the principal attorney in the Riverdale Park law firm, Michael D...

October 25, 2019

RIVERDALE PARK, MD., October 25, 2019 – Kelsey Montague has hit the wall. It’s all beautiful from here on out. The Denver-based urban wall artist is in the midst of a three-day paint-a-thon applying her trademark butterfly wings to the north-facing wall of MOD Pizza at Riverdale Park Station. She can be found at 4401 Woodberry St., Riverdale Park, MD. through Saturday. 

The “canvas” is actually a 19-foot square of brick painted black and then the bright Sherwin-Williams exterior paint colors are being added in the form of a lepidopteran wingspan. Let’s call it a butterfly. 

“We want it to be whimsical,” Courtney Montague told The Biz. And she prefers to think of the design as “angel wings.” She’s the sister of the artist who is fast gaining an international reputation for creating eye-catching, crowd-pleasing butterfly murals in such places as...

October 16, 2019

Riverdale Park Business Association News

Bulletin from The BIZ

RIVERDALE PARK, MD., October 10, 2019 – The parent company of 2Fifty Texas BBQ on Tuesday

bought Riverdale Park landmark, Dumm’s Pizza & Subs for an undisclosed price. MADRE USA

CORP., which owns 2Fifty, said it has settled on the acquisition of the Dumm’s business and its

valuable liquor license in the deal with owners/operators Georgia and Mike Sotiriou.

In addition, the company has reached an agreement with Georgia’s Sotiriou’s father, Pete

Spiropoulos, to lease the 2,700 square foot open space on the corner of 4700 Riverdale Rd.

that once was Dumm’s Corner Market. The space has been empty since 2012 when the

grocery, beer and wine operation moved around the corner to much larger space on

Queensbury Rd., and was renamed Town Center Market. (The market is operated by

Spiropoulos’ sons, Ted and Jimmy...

October 16, 2019

The Riverdale Park Business Association has moved its October meeting to the third Wednesday of the month from its regularly scheduled second Wednesday of the month due to the Yom Kippur holiday. The Jewish day of atonement begins at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 8 and ends at sunset, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.

The October meeting will be held the following week on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 beginning at 6 pm at Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737.

The association will hold annual elections that evening. Four individuals from the Riverdale Park business community have registered interest in leadership positions. Former Riverdale Park Mayor Michael Herman, Esq., has announced his interest in being elevated to president from his current vice president position. Michael has practiced law since 1992. He specializes in business law, li...

September 11, 2019

The Station’s SPM Lydia Chandlee to Focus on Area Impact, Growth and Future

RIVERDALE PARK, MD., Sept. 10, 2019 – Riverdale Park Station Senior Property Manager Lydia C. Chandlee will be the featured guest of the Riverdale Park Business Association at its monthly meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 11. The meeting begins at 6 pm at Burtons Grill & Bar in Riverdale Park Station.

Chandlee will give RPBA members an update and overview of the 36-acre master-planned community which will contain 119 townhouses, 850 apartment units, 160,000 square feet of retail space, 20,000 square feet of office space and a 120-room Hyatt House boutique hotelat its full build out. She will discuss the project’s impact on Riverdale Park and the greaterRiverdale area, provide insight on possible new retail tenants. Chandlee will also take audience questions.

Chandlee, who has wo...

July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10 Meeting To Focus on Future Projects, Development

Riverdale Park, MD, July 8, 2019 – Calvin Cafritz Enterprises broke ground on June 19 for Building 5 on the final leg of the 38-acre project’s first of two phases. The building will wrap around the four-story parking garage already constructed in the north central portion of Riverdale Park Station. It will add 220 mostly one-bedroom, and junior one-bedroom apartments. Junior one-bedrooms are slightly smaller one-bedroom apartments without a window in the sleeping area, The Bizwas told. 

Details for completing the second half of the project are coming together as town and county officials sign off on the latest drafts of what has become an economic engine in North Central Prince George’s County. But there is even more to be excited about as new projects are hatched along Kenilwo...

June 15, 2019




  • Saturday, June 15, 2019

  • 4-8 pm Town Center

  • After Party 8-10 pm@TCM


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RPBA PhotosAt 99, Riverdale Park counts down to next year’s Centennial by renaming

the MARC station “Riverdale Park Town Center” at 4pm, then rededicating the town clock in Town Center at 5 pm. The party continues with live music and more than 40 food vendors until 8 when the after party moves across the tracks to Town Center Market until 10 pm.


The Riverdale train station name is gone. Lost to the ages. As of 4 pm today, the 184-year-old “Riverdale” stop will be known as “Riverdale Park Town Center”station, renamed, repainted, wiped clea...

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