What’s New Around Town keeps locals and visitors alike up to date on the newly opening, renovating or relocating businesses in Deep Creek Lake and surrounding Garrett County, Maryland.

Double Oak Farms is your source for angus cattle raised naturally on grass and finished with grain without added hormones, growth promotents & antibiotic residues. Located here in Swanton, MD, all beef are slaughtered in a local USDA-inspected facility. Feel free to contact Joshua or Megan McKnight for any questions — 301-616-7210 or 301-616-7577.


JG’s Pub is celebrating 30 years in business! 1988-2018…Thank you to the many customers, friends and family that have made this possible!


Breathe Grace Medical Supply an ability to bring quality and compassionate care close to home. Your local provider of durable medical equipment and scrub uniforms. Located at 221 S. 3rd Street, Oakland, Maryland 21550.


The Deep Creek Lake Little Free Library is open for the season at 3311 Turkey Neck Road in Swanton, Maryland.


Flipside Sounds, with a planned opening in July, will be offering new and vintage vinyl records and related items. The Sipside Lounge, with a planned opening in October, will be offering craft beers, and fine wines and spirits. Sounds interesting.


The company Snazzi Stitches is now Custom Thredz. Everything will remain the same when it comes to orders, designs, and staff but there will be new sections to the store including a variety of school apparel (Northern, Southern, Allegany…), a new lake line with numerous designs, and a section for new arrivals.


 Have a blast gemstone mining in a new sluice while overlooking Deep Creek Lake & learn a lot about gemstones from all over the world! Sacred Ground Mining Company offers mining starting at $12.95.


Now Open in Garrett County is Doctor Tint and Details: Automotive, Residential & Commercial Window Tinting. Automobile Detailing. Taking Appointments 240-409-2381. Accident, MD.


Here’s a sneak peek of Oakland’s new designer furniture and home accessories store! Grand Opening Weekend May 19 and 20 from 9 am to 5 pm! In the plaza beside Fox’s Pizza Den.


Casselman Bakery is now open! A parfait bar, fresh baked cinnamon rolls, pepperoni rolls, ham & cheese rolls and many more fresh baked goodies. Also, Soup & Salad Bar for lunch breaks! Open Wed – Saturday from 7am – 4pm.


Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses is a newly open business offering fully furnished, luxurious treehouses designed for daily rental with full utilities and amenities.


Discount Duo retail store carries the biggest mall and big box retailer brands at discount prices. Planned opening in April 2018.


Brookside Health & Wellness is a newly opened nurse-managed family practice located at 6500 Thayer Center in Oakland.


Family Dollar has closed in Downtown Oakland.


A new dog park in Oakland is planned to open May 2018. The Town of Oakland received some funds through Program Open Space and there are also several private donors as well. The park will have water and waste stations, benches, tables, shaded areas, and dog obstacles/exercise equipment.


Harvest Moon Market is now located in the Fort in McHenry. The hours are 10am – 6pm daily. Also, the lunch counter, the Corner Cafe is open from 11am to 3pm.


The Downtown Bakery is open for business at 221 East Alder Street in Oakland. Hours are Wednesday – Saturday 8:30am – 2:00pm. Fresh pastries, pies, breads and cookies are available daily.  In addition,  meats, cheeses, dips, seasonings, jams and jellies.

Photo courtesy of GC Chamber

A new shop opened in Accident Oct 4: The Rolling Pin Bakery.. Come out and enjoy some fresh baked goods as well as a well-stocked deli and made to order sandwiches! Hours are Tuesday through Friday 6:30 a.m. To 6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:a.m to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. If you have any questions, call the bakery at 301-746-8500

Photo courtesy of Byco Enterprises

Wisp Escape Games – work as a team to “escape” using problem solving and teamwork is now open! Reservations required.

New Businesses:
Albright Services
Allied Inspection Service
Amish Connections
Apple Alley Designs
Artists and Dreamers
Back Nine Sports Bar and Grill, LLC
Backbone Mountain Maple
Chestnut Floors
Clara’s Garden, Inc.
Constant Cleaning
Curb Appeal Marketing
Deep Creek Aesthetics
Deep Creek Ski and Snowboard Rentals
DS Construction
Ed’s This and That
F&T Lawn Care and Maintenance
First Home Mortgage
Garrett Energy Solutions, LLC
Gourmet and More
Grandma’s Ice Box
Grantsville Equipment Company, LLC
Green Hill Farm
Hav-a-Lot, LLC
JMV Bargain Outlet, LLC
John’s Body Shop
Karl Shaffer Home Services
Lakeside Property Services
McGuire Plumbing & Heating Western Maryland Division
Mill Creek & Co. Events
Mistress Motorsports
Norman Networking and Promotions
Odds N Ends Handyman Service
Organic Spray by Maggie May
Party of 5, LLC
Pharoah Cabs
Prestige Construction
Schrock’s Metal Works
Smoke N Mirrors Photography
Stone Crafters Masonry
Tele Com Consultants
The Reading Station
The White Barn at Lucas Farm
Tim’s Handy Man
Top Chefs on Alder, LLC
Tu-Macs Services, LLC
Twin Tails Event Farm
UR Knick My Knack
Wellness Living, Inc.
Western Maryland Towing & Recovery
Yoder Services

physical location and/or workforce:
Betizel Corporation
First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union
Fun Unlimited
Garrett Regional Medical Center
GCC Technologies, LLC
Hilltop Auto & Collision Center
Horizon Goodwill
Joint Training Facility (JTF)
Total Biz Fulfillment

Fitzwater Furniture (50-year milestone plaque; actually
celebrated 70 years in business this year)
TDEC (50-year
milestone plaque; actually celebrated 59 years in business
this year)
Total Biz Fulfillment (75 years)

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce honored new or expanding businesses at the recent Business Before Hours event in September.