Buck Showalter still picks up the phone to call his mom. It's a habit he developed over decades of missed birthdays, family events and other holidays that passed with him in some dugout somewhere far, far away. Lina Carrie Spires Showalter is not there to answer anymore, but she has never been far out of mind as the first Mother's Day approached since she died on the final weekend of the baseball season last October.
New tenants coming to the redeveloped Rotunda shopping mall and apartment complex in Roland Park range from a pet store and a kebob restaurant to the Space Telescope Science Institute, which tells the famed Hubble telescope what to explore in outer space. Last year, Hekemian & Co., owner of the Rotunda, announced that the mall would be anchored by a 17,000-square-foot MOM's Organic Market, which is scheduled to open this September, and Cobb Theaters' 35,000-square-foot CineBistro, a multiplex