| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Consumers have come to expect the deep discounts that define Black Friday, but retailers hope to entice shoppers this year with more choices in how and when they buy.
Responding to what they say is consumer demand, retailers have pushed store openings...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Toys "R" Us, alleging the company broke the law when staff at its Columbia store refused to provide a sign-language interpreter for a job applicant who is deaf.
The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S....
| Nov 25, 2011
| 11:48 AM
As shoppers find the best Black Friday deals and swipe their credit cards, The Baltimore Sun shares their stories.
Deals 'better than what we thought'
Shortly after 9 a.m., drivers circled the multi-level parking lots at Towson Town Center looking for...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Chelsea Haig huddled under a pink blanket outside Toys 'R' Us in Towson, sipping a cup of coffee in the dark as she chatted up other bargain hunters lined up in camp chairs.
"I went to my grandmother's and skipped out on everyone," the White Marsh...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:49 PM
This year, the packed-house madness that is Black Friday had petered out well before dawn.
With many stores opening at midnight Thursday and some starting sales hours earlier, thousands of Baltimore-area shoppers arrived — and left — in...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Unemployment is high, national debt is mounting and the government appears utterly incapable of doing anything productive. The Middle East is roiled, Europe is teetering on the brink of financial collapse, and China is beefing up its military. But the...
| Nov 23, 2011
You know those ladies at the grocery store with the giant stack of coupons who hold up the line? That's me. I'm also the annoying customer who goes to shops with "free sample" vouchers and wind up not buying anything because I'm only there for the free...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 10:40 AM
Numerous shops at the Columbia mall will be opening up even earlier than usual on Black Friday — including 19 whose doors will open at the stroke of midnight.
Those stores opening at 12 a.m. are Aeropostale, Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie Kids,...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Two Maryland real estate firms joined forces to purchase a 1 million square foot mall in Harrisburg, Pa., one of the firms announced Thursday.
St. John Properties Inc., based in Windsor Mill, and Petrie Ross Ventures, headquartered in Annapolis, acquired...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:25 PM
From the Toys 'R' Us line that stretched to Barnes and Noble on Marketplace Drive, to the campers at Best Buy at the Harford Mall Annex, this year's Black Friday shoppers in Bel Air were as dedicated as ever, lining up Thursday well before some of the...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Ten large red signs hanging outside theToys 'R' Usstore in the One Mile West Shopping Center at 6600 Baltimore National Pike tell the story.
The signs announce that the store, which opened late in 1969, will close next month.
"This location is closing...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:34 AM
Going out of business sales are a sign of harsh economic times, but representatives of two shopping centers along Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville said for every business that closes, a line has already formed to take that space.
By the end of...