Asian, Tortilla Restaurants

To Open at Bowie Mall

Two local restaurant groups have signed leases for space at the Shoppes at Bowie Town Center. The owners of Hunan China plan to occupy 1,600 square feet with a restaurant called Ichiban, which will serve Japanese and Chinese cuisine, and California Tortilla will open a location occupying 2,400 square feet.

Both are scheduled to be ready for business in January. Other stores at the shopping complex include David's Bridal, Myer-Emco Audio Video and Factory Card & Party Outlet. California Tortilla has nine other locations in the Washington area; Hunan China restaurants are in Largo and Odenton.

Fundraisers to Benefit

School, Track Team

Chipotle will host two fundraisers in Bowie next month, prior to opening a restaurant there. The first, to benefit Rockledge Elementary School, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at the school. The second, for Bowie High School's track team, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the high school. The following day, Dec. 3, Chipotle will celebrate its opening at Bowie Town Center. There are more than two dozen Chipotle locations in the Washington area.

Business Groups to Host

Networking Breakfast

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce are among the area business organizations sponsoring a networking mixer at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro. Call 410-269-0642 to register or go to

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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