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     Oakland Thrives
Oakland, the county seat, has long had attractive shopping options and a pleasant, walkable downtown. But an influx of
new businesses is generating a sense of excitement for residents and visitors alike.
Several recent restaurant openings are adding to Oakland’s appeal, with more on the way. “Alder Street Diner has a great new atmosphere. We are excited by the opening of The Manor Steakhouse a few months ago. Our existing businesses continue to
do well, and several of our businesses are exploring expansion opportunities,” said Michelle Ross the Business Coordinator at Oakland City Hall. “Autumn Shay, owner
of Tomanetti’s Pizzeria & Italian Eatery and Alder Street Diner, plans on expanding further with a new dining option on Alder Street, where she recently purchased a historic building. We also have Don Patron’s opening in the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building on Third Street.”
As another example, Ross cites vinyl destination Flipside Sounds, whose owner recently opened another business, Sipside Lounge.
As a community with many close-by amenities — such as Oakland Golf Club and Garrett Regional Medical Center — Oakland already has much going for it. Incentive and loan programs created by the City of Oakland and the Greater Oakland Business Association are making it more attractive than ever to do business there.
Information about funding and loan opportunities can be obtained by contacting Gwen Evans or Michelle Ross at Oakland City Hall. Call 301.334.2691.
Channel Your Inner Ninja
“American Ninja Warrior” fans can now test their skills at Deep Creek Ninja Factory in Deep Creek Marina’s showroom in McHenry.
A maximum of eight participants at a time can navigate four different obstacle courses, with sessions starting every 30 minutes. The obstacles pose fun challenges for both kids and adults at any level of experience.
Those who don’t want to jump, run and climb can keep busy with arcade games at the Ninja Factory.
Find more information at
deepcreeklakeadventure.com/activity/ deep-creek-ninja-factory.
Axe-Throwing Adventures
Always wanted to try axe-throwing? Deep Creek Axe Throwing Company offers open sessions for $25 per person, or guided sessions with an “axpert” for $35. Sessions last 75 minutes and the minimum age is 8. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that gives you a full range of motion. More information is at deepcreeklakeadventure. com/activity/axe-throwing.
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PHOTO BY DEEP CREEK NINJA FACTORY
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