Revisiting the heyday of department stores and five-and-dimes

Lorraine Mirabella


Lorraine Mirabella writes about retail, consumer affairs and workplace issues at the Baltimore Sun. She’s a contributor to the Consuming Interests blog. Since joining the Sun’s business staff in 1992, she also has covered residential and commercial real estate, energy, manufacturing and business trends. Lorraine grew up outside Washington in Silver Spring but came to the Baltimore area for college and, besides a brief reporting stint in Frederick, never left.

Recent Articles

  • Baltimore neighborhoods take pride in Halloween spirit

    Some call it "Boo," others call it "ghosting." About a week before Halloween in Towson's Armagh Village, neighbors start to "ding-dong dash" each other — ringing the doorbell and running away — but leaving surprises, say candy or baked goods, on each other's doorsteps. In Riverside Park south of...

  • Walmart launches grocery pickup in Maryland Wednesday

    Walmart launches grocery pickup in Maryland Wednesday

    Walmart launched its grocery pickup service in Maryland Wednesday at three Baltimore-area stores. The free service is available at stores in Cockeysville, Severn and Aberdeen. Shoppers can place orders online, choose a day and time for pickup and pull up in front of the store to get items without...