| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Kristina and Anthony Pannone spent eight months looking for a house. The ones they liked kept getting snapped up, until they finally topped three other would-be buyers for a place in Columbia — by offering $5,100 more than the asking price.
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Santoni's Supermarket, an institution in southeast Baltimore since the 1930s, will close by the end of the month and lay off more than 80 employees, its owner said Sunday, citing Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax as "the sole reason" for the store's...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Sykesville's Main Street will be filled with music, dancing, food and crafts on Saturday for the annual Fall Festival.
Now in its 40th year, the festival promises something for everyone, as long as skies are clear.
A prediction of rain through...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:49 PM
When Amazon.com opens a huge distribution center next year in Southeast Baltimore, consumers across the state who buy books, electronics, toys or anything else from the online seller will no longer be able to avoid the state's 6 percent sales tax....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Smokers looking to light up socially haven't been able to in Maryland's bars and restaurants since 2007, when the General Assembly banned smoking in most public places.
Enter the state's growing number of hookah lounges, where patrons smoke flavored...
| Oct 20, 2013
New solar panels unveiled last week at a real estate developer's Laurel headquarters come with an unusual twist — an energy storage system, the first such commercial setup in the state and one of the first in the country.
That drew a crowd. But...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Despite a growing number of brew pubs and alehouses, Howard County is without a commercial microbrewery.
That's about to change.
"Howard County is kind of primed for this," said Kasey Turner, co-owner of Jailbreak Brewing Company, one of two...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Organizers of Maryland's tax-free shopping week are aiming to give back-to-school buying in August the kind of boost that Black Friday gives to holiday spending each fall.
Now in its fourth year, the annual tax holiday gives consumers a break on the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Herman Katkow, a retired clothing store owner who became the voice of Baltimore's small retail entrepreneur in City Hall, Annapolis and Congress, died of kidney failure Thursday at Vantage House in Columbia. The Mount Washington resident was 95.
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Arbutus residents looking to beat the summer's heat and humidity could be in for a treat after Hiral Patel decided to switch from sandwiches to sweets.
Patel, owner of the Subway at 1407 Sulphur Spring Road, also owns Cravingz frozen yogurt, which...
| Sep 3, 2013
Earth Starter is having the sort of year startups dream of.
The company, founded by University of Maryland graduates, sells a kit designed to make gardening easy in small spaces. You lay the 4-by-6-foot mat on your plot of dirt, push the provided seed...