| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:04 PM
I think it was Einstein who said that a hot stove abhors a vacuum. Though I didn’t know that there were such rivalries among household appliances, that should be food for thought as the rumor mill begins to churn this offseason.
There have been...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:00 AM
And then there were none.
Video Americain, possibly Baltimore's last, and certainly best, video rental store, is on its way out.
Barring some final-reel reprieve, the filled-to-the-rafters store in Roland Park — where film buffs could find...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 12:33 PM
"Video killed the radio star," The Buggles sang in 1979, at the birth of MTV.
Three decades later, it appears that digital has killed a video star. The Video Americain store in Charles Village closed its doors March 12 after nearly 20 years in business....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a lawsuit in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused the retailer of subjecting female employees to sexual harassment, the agency's Baltimore office said Wednesday.
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:55 AM
This story has been updated to reflect that, on Dec. 29, Sears Holdings released a partial list of stores that will be closing.
Eldersburg resident Ellen Dix admits that when she heard the news this week that Sears Holdings Corp. will close 100 to 120...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 10:53 AM
From time to time, two competing technologies exist in parallel situations for an extended period prior to one dominating, and supplanting, the other.
Back in the tape age, there was a great debate among tech heads as to whether Beta or VHS was the...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:50 AM
If local pharmacists could write the regulations, Marylanders probably wouldn't ever have been allowed to get their prescriptions filled at chain stores like Walgreens and Rite-Aid. Independent video stores probably would have liked to outlaw Blockbuster,...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 2:54 PM
When she came home from working a shift at Subway and found Detective Caprice Smith's business card stuck in the front door with the words "Please call" scribbled on the back, the 10 life-changing minutes she had spent in the back seat of a Cherry Hill...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:06 AM
North County couch potatoes who say they don't have time to exercise just lost that excuse. A new gym in Jacksonville is open 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week.
Anytime Fitness opened at the end of June in the 5,400-square-foot space vacated by Blockbuster...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:47 PM
About a dozen members of the House of Delegates are believed to be undecided on Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland. They are the audience that activists on both sides most want to reach as they prepare to make...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 5:35 PM
When Chris Ilardo joined Mamma's Cucina as part owner and manager last fall, he never imagined that Giant would replace Fresh & Green's as anchor of the sleepy Greenspring Tower Shopping Center.
Now, Ilardo and partner Joe Ptak are sitting pretty as...
| Mar 8, 2012
Demolition of a number of buildings in the 600 block of Washington Boulevard draws ever closer to make way for the new Walgreens in Old Town.
The blue bank building finally stands empty as the last few tenants recently vacated. Irene's Restaurant has...