After the Thanksgiving turkey has been devoured and the frenzy of Black Friday shopping is through, small businesses across the country open their doors for Small Business Saturday, a day of shopping focused on encouraging people to buy local.
A bookshop and a boutique both opened this fall on Ellicott City's historic Main Street, adding to the mix of retail in time for the launch of the holiday shopping season.
Greenrow Books, located midway down Main Street, opened Oct. 1. The store, owned by Ellicott City resident Beth Panageotou and her family, specializes in children's books and cookbooks.
Just across the street, where Subway used to be, Simply...