The Capital Wheel Turn Around in PGCo (Demo)

I’m really curious to hear what you think of The Capital Wheel coming to National Harbor.  The Peterson Cos. is pulling out all the stops to make National Harbor a major destination and I’m all for it, but I don’t live in that area.  Growing up in DC, I’m accustomed to large monuments, iconic structures like the Big Chair being a part of our neighborhoods.  I wonder what the residents of National Harbor have to say about the structure?  Hmmmm.   Also note that T.J.  Maxx is hiring at the new Ritchie Station store and the Marriott in College Park has been renovated, renamed and made snazzy by way of better food at The Common restaurant and free wi-fi throughout the hotel.  Yes!
National Harbor Capital WheelNational Harbor is bringing a 175 feet ferris wheel to its Potomac River waterfront.   The Capital Wheel is set to debut in May 2014.  I see what they’re doing and while I wouldn’t necessarily want to look out my window and see The Capital Wheel everyday, I can see how it would be something interesting to view for those taking in the National Harbor experience.  The $15 million Capital Wheel will offer 12- to 15-minute rides inside 42 closed, climate-controlled gondolas, each seating eight and operate year-round. The cost for rides is $15, more for the VIP gondola.  At night the Capital Wheel will be lit by 1.6 million, multi-coloredLED lights.  Whooo!  It’s being compared to the London Eye in the United Kingdom; one of the most popular paid tourist attractions there. The Capital Wheel will host a variety of public, corporate and private events, with catering available by Wolfgang Puck, whose team will provide creative seasonal concessions. 

TJ MaxxT.J. Maxx is hosting a hiring event at the new Ritchie Station store in Capitol Heights January 30th and 31st from 9am to 6pm.  Bring your resume and get yourself hired. Store location is 1751 Ritchie Station Court, Capitol Heights, MD.  The new store is slated to open March 2, 2014.  Good thing because I need new work slacks.

College Park Marriott

Marriott Inn and Conference Center University of Maryland University College has undergone a year’s worth of renovations and now it is unveiled as the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center has unveiled a new name to highlight the metamorphosis of its function space, guest rooms and restaurant and reinvented Marriott Hotels Greatroom and business center.  They have free Wi-fi in the hotel’s public spaces and its 237 guest rooms.  Now that’s a plus.  More great features include a modern fitness center featuring Matrix® cardio machines that offer cinema-quality virtual workouts, new apps such as Mobile Check-In for an effortless arrival; Red Coat Direct, a pocket concierge for event planners; and Workspace On Demand, an easy way to book free and paid meeting spaces. I really need to look into the Workspace on Demand.  The College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is located at 3501 University Boulevard East in Hyattsville, Md., on the University College campus, adjacent to the University of Maryland and convenient to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s White Oak campus and metro Washington, D.C. For reservations and more information, visit or call 301-985-7300.


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