| Feb 3, 2012
| 3:54 PM
North Baltimore is losing the grocery store that replaced a Superfresh only seven months ago.
The Fresh & Green's supermarket on 41st Street in the Hampden neighborhood will be acquired by Giant Foods. Giant will close its store in the nearby Rotunda...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 7:00 AM
As he often does, 97-year-old Dorsey Yearley sat on a bench with his cane in his lap outside the Giant store in the Rotunda in Hampden, people-watching on a Friday afternoon.
"This is plenty convenient for us," said Yearley, who lives at Roland Park...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Shabir Malik is still waiting for "the good times" to return to the Rotunda.
Malik, a restaurateur, said he and fellow merchants have held out hope for the long-delayed redevelopment of the half-empty shopping center in the Roland Park area. But their...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:46 AM
"I think it's awful," declared retired Baltimore Sun reporter Eric Siegel, 62, coming out of the soon-to-close Giant Food store in Hampden's Rotunda mall, a half-block from his house. "I think it's going to be really hard for the neighborhood."
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:44 AM
After years of impasse, a behind-the-scenes deal between Giant Food and Rotunda owner Hekemian & Co. could make long-awaited redevelopment of the mall in Hampden a reality.
In an agreement inked last week, New Jersey-based Hekemian agreed to let Giant...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:02 PM
More than 200,000 Maryland state employees, retirees and dependents will switch to a new pharmacy plan as a result of the Board of Public Works' decision Wednesday to award the $2.4 billion contract to a St. Louis-based company.
When the transition...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 5:34 PM
Rotunda owner Hekemian & Co. has made its renewed redevelopment plans for the mall official in a letter to community and business leaders, including that it wants to replace the departing Giant Food store with a boutique grocer.
But as one north...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Seven years have passed since Hekemian & Co. purchased the Rotunda and made grand plans to redevelop it as a mixed-use mall.
There would be apartments, additional office space and retail, restaurants and underground parking, and a new, state-of-the-art...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:08 PM
A man who implied that he had a gun robbed the PNC Bank inside the Giant supermarket in the 6300 block of York Road on Thursday, Jan. 26, according to a Baltimore County police report.
At 2:15 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, a man passed a note to the teller...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Some picture the Hickory Ridge Village Center with volleyball and bocce ball courts, and a picnic pavilion with grills. Others imagine a dog park adjacent to the shopping center, or perhaps a playground.
The Hickory Ridge Community Association,...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Giant Food and Safeway, the Baltimore region's two largest supermarket chains, are recruiting temporary workers as contract negotiations continue with the union that represents 23,000 employees. The current agreement expires March 31.