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M STREET GRILLE is a collaborative venture between the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, its foundation, a UMES alumnus and the owner of the Princess Anne University Village shopping center on U.S. Route 13. Brandon Phillips, a 1998 graduate and owner of the Atlantic Stand on Ocean City’s iconic Boardwalk, is joining forces with his alma mater to expand his hospitality-restaurant business into Somerset County. “This university has meant a lot to me,” said Phillips, who grew up in Salisbury and played baseball for the Hawks. It was his desire to give back to that program that led to this new relationship with UMES.“I was looking for a way to show my appreciation,” he said, “and when I learned (hospitality) students had an assignment to design and market a plan for a restaurant, I wanted to see if it might be possible to make it a reality.”
M STREET GRILLE will be in the location that originally opened as the Get’N Grounded coffee shop, and will utilize some of that business’ furniture. University leaders describe the partnership with Phillips as “a learning laboratory that cultivates, encourages and promotes entrepreneurism among UMES students interested in pursuing careers in the hospitality industry.” Students will have an opportunity to earn extra income as employees while working alongside and observing professionals who will manage the venue for Phillips.
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