The owners of The Alley in Oakland have announced plans for a second location in McHenry adjacent to the new Dollar General Store (see below).  A timeline for construction will be announced soon.
Railey Realty announced an affiliate partnership with Deep Creek Lodging Company.  New branding signage was installed at the offices along Rt. 219 near the Deep Creek Bridge.
Wisp's Sundown Yurt Village, composed of 8 50’ yurts from Alaska, will house the new Adult Ski and Snowboard Learning Centers and Wisp Kids Program, Sundown Café, Nordic / Snowmobile Center and Bathhouse with lots of new restrooms! Just out back of the Sundown Yurt Village are the 2 new beginner trails, Sunset Blvd. & Easy St., serviced by 3 conveyor carpets and 2 conveyor carpets to service the children’s area.
A Dollar General store is now open on Rt. 219 at the lake near Napa Auto Parts. 
Construction on a $22 million expansion project at Garrett County Memorial Hospital began earlier this summer.  Massaro Construction was hired to complete the project.
 Working H Meats is now open on Rt. 42 and accepting appointments for beef, pork, lamb and goat butchering.  Grass-fed market meats are now available onsite.  
  Grand Central Home Furnishings is now open in a new location at Trader's Landing.   
  A new dog park is proposed at the Deep Creek Lions Club park along Bumblebee Road.  Fundraisers are underway and the 1st-year goal is for fencing and waste disposals. 
 Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company expanded the fire hall on Rt. 219.  A Building Fund Campaign Drive is ongoing.  Donations can be sent to DCVFD, PO Box 419, McHenry, MD 21541.