Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Latest Word: Ananda Will Bring Indian To Maple Lawn; Mission Barbecue To Come To Columbia

The latest word is that the Indian restaurant Ananda will open in Maple Lawn in the near future.

That's what the Maple Lawn developer told folks at a race in the neighborhood over the weekend.  There was that weird point last week where the new restaurant building seemed to be listed for rent.  But the developer said the Indian restaurant would open, and the liquor board is still scheduled to consider Ananda's license on February 11.

In other news, Mission BBQ is coming to Columbia.  I have that from a reliable source, although I didn't take notes so now I'm not 100% sure of the location.  Mission is a local chain with locations around Baltimore.  They're replacing something that closed recently.

Buffalo Wild Wings is replacing the Don Pablo that closed near the Target off Rte 175.  Am I right that a Chicken Out closed in Columbia, maybe on the back side of that same Target?  My faulty memory says the Mission BBQ is replacing a Chicken Out.  Maybe someone knows the story or the timing.

9 comments:

kam said...

Yes, the Chicken Out in Columbia Crossing has closed. I don't know what's going in its place, but there's already a Famous Dave's (that's been recently remodeled) in the shopping center, so I don't know if Mission BBQ would want to locate right there.

~kam

Adam said...

Love Mission BBQ, especially their smoked turkey and brisket. Some of the best BBQ I've ever had.

Anonymous said...

If Mission BBQ goes in where chicken out is, what replaces Famous Dave's is the next question. Mission does everything better across the board (moist brisket is the best, kids love the seasonal desserts as sides).

EastCoastMatt said...

wooo, can't wait to have mission bbq close! and I had no clue chicken out closed! how sad :(

Anonymous said...

I heard BWW is opening in the spring. Mission BBQ is great. I could care less about another indian restaurant.

Anonymous said...

I was curious about the opening of the Buffalo Wild Wings, so just for the heck of it I sent a message asking about it via their website. They responded the next day saying the tentative opening date is May 14. I was kind of hoping they'd be open in time for March Madness, but I guess they must be doing some extensive renovations in there. Probably necessary, the more I think about it. Any definitive news about what's happening to the Chicken Out location would be appreciated. I'm not familiar with Mission BBQ, but sounds like it would be a good addition.

Anonymous said...

a Jersey Mike's sub shop opening up next to Fatburger in Elkridge

Cindy said...

When I asked Mission BBQ if they were coming to the old Chicken Out site this was their response:

Yes it is true....we are coming to Columbia!!!

We just signed the lease and if all goes well with permitting and construction we hope to be open by June of July the latest. We are very exciting to be a part of the Columbia Community and can't wait to see you.

MDSteph. said...

I'm pretty sure that Mission BBQ would crush any business that Famous Daves might do for sure.