A crowd including Immaculate Heart of Mary cheerleaders, employees, managers and local dignitaries gathered for the grand opening of Weis Markets at Towson Place on Sunday, March 3.
The store, located at the former site of a Super Fresh market, opened after nine months and $7 million in renovations, was one of two new Weis Markets opening in the Baltimore area. The other store opened in Woodlawn and marks the 15th Weis in the Baltimore area.
"The Baltimore metro area isn't exactly a new market for us," Dennis Curtin, director or Weis Markets public relations, said last week. "As far as this market goes, this is the best retail location in Towson. .... It's familiar to people. It's a densely populated area. It's very diverse. It's just a great place to open a supermarket."
The store will cut its own meats, prepare its own baked goods and roll its own sushi — all of which distinguish it from some local competitors, Curtin said. Additionally, the store will feature locally grown produce and its own quality store brand, which Curtin said borders on gourmet but costs 20 percent less than name brands.