New businesses starting to fill downtown Cambridge storefronts

Cambridge has been working on downtown revitalization for years now after getting an influx of visitors coming to the city. 

Since the opening of the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center and other visitor hot spots like the Hyatt Chesapeake and Blackwater Refuge, Cambridge has been trying to step up their attractions.

They still have a number of projects in the pipeline that are underway but new places are starting to fill the empty storefronts like Ava's Pizzeria and Snifter's Bistro.

It's all in an effort to keep the influx of people continuing to come back.

"They want to be here and they want to come and have something to do here. We have the foot traffic and so we just need to be able to send those people somewhere fun where they want to go and eat, drink, and have a good time," explains Downtown Cambridge Director Katie Clendaniel. 

There's also one place opening up Friday that isn't just going to be a place visitors will enjoy, but one locals have desperately needed for quite sometime. 

It's the Cabin Fever Play Centre, an indoor playground that's about to bring a whole lot of fun to town. There's different play structures and areas for toddlers and older kids even a ball blaster arena. 

Believe it or not, there's no place like this in the area because before families had to go to Salisbury or Delmar for some playground fun. 

Cabin Fever owner Jessica LaPerch explains ,"To go to Salisbury is an all day event for us, you know you have to pack them up and get them in the car, buy time to get there. They're asleep, so we want to be here. We live here, we're raising our kids here so we want to provide some kind of fun to the community." 

Cabin Fever is set to open tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and will stay open until 7 p.m. We're told this revival and businesses like Cabin Fever are a must for a city filled with rich history, a city that wants a brighter future. 

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