Shoppers Food & Pharmacy will move its headquarters from Lanham to the Maryland Science and Technology Center in Bowie this October. Shoppers will occupy 25,000 square feet of office space in the Melford Plaza II building (pictured to the left), and the company will also occupy another 2,520 square feet of space on Telsa Drive.
Maryland Science and Technology developer St. John Properties has struggled to fill the Melford Plaza II building. St. John Properties offered additional commissions and incentives to brokers for showing and leasing space in Melford Plaza II as early as March, 2009, - 17 months before the Shoppers announcement. Shoppers will be one of the first tenants in the building.
According to St. John Properties, three Marriott hotels are planned for the Maryland Science and Technology site.