Upper Marlboro is interesting for many different reasons. While it's a sprawling metropolis and the county seat of Prince George's County, it still has a small, hometown feel with understated breakfast shops and museums.
And while we debate the need for light rail and the fate of our historic school site, let's take a moment to celebrate our local businesses -- the people that know your name when you walk in, the chefs who know your order before you say a word.
To honor Small Business Saturday, Patch is asking you to post the products, businesses and practitioners in Upper Marlboro you couldn't live without.
Post your 'thank you' messages to Upper Marlboro store owners below. They deserve the praise!