From George Washington to George Wallace to the Astrodon johnstoni dinosaurs that roamed the wilds off Contee Road — no doubt killing time before the new Panera and Harris Teeter open in Laurel — it seems that Laurel has hosted virtually every species. I got to thinking about this when I heard the news of the recent death of James Brady, the press secretary to President Ronald Reagan. Both men were shot in 1981 by would-be assassin John Hinckley, and I later met Brady at Gayer's
Mainstream supermarkets are starting to look a lot more like organic grocers. Brands such as Whole Foods Market have built a following with their all-natural offerings. But in the race to win over consumers concerned about health and the environment, traditional grocers such as Safeway are increasingly touting sustainable seafood and expanded natural product lines.
Looking for a free summer activity? Try one of Ellicott City's free outdoor summer concert series — Sunset Serenades, Dorsey's Search Village Center, Traveling Bands and the new Turf Valley Towne Square.
Developer Greenberg Gibbons announced last month the addition of five new restaurants, two retailers and a U.S. post office to the new Towne Centre at Laurel. Along with new tenants is also the addition of a new street light and entrance that allows drivers to enter from Cherry Lane, said Jack Brock, assistant director of community planning for Laurel.
The owner of the Eastport Plaza shopping center in Annapolis and a development team from Baltimore plan to build a $45 million, 200-unit apartment complex at the site of the neighborhood¿s former theater.
In a new marketing campaign, the Dundalk Renaissance Corp. touts the community's 43 miles of waterfront, its history and its proximity to city attractions: It's a 10-minute drive to the Canton Crossing retail development, 15 to Camden Yards.
TheraPearl wants its brand to become the Q-tips of the hot/cold pack category. The Columbia-based company, which makes therapeutic pearl-filled packs that can be chilled in the freezer or heated in the microwave, started with an idea and three employees nearly six years ago and has grown to $10 million in sales at some of the nation's biggest chain stores.
A long wait for Laurel residents came to an end on Friday, March 28 with the opening of the first retailer at the Towne Centre at Laurel, a new retail area still under construction. The grand opening of Burlington Coat Factory Friday is a major milestone in the $130 million development at the site of the former Laurel Mall on Route 1.
A second Democrat has entered the race for a House seat in District 9A, which represents a traditionally conservative slice of western Howard County. Woodbine resident Wally Carson announced his candidacy Thursday.
Thomas Fitzpatrick, president and chief operating officer of developer Greenberg Gibbons, came before the Laurel City Council Monday, Jan. 27 to update the city on opening dates and new stores in the $110 million Towne Centre at Laurell, which, he said, could bring upward of 1,500 new jobs to the area; not counting the about 1,000 construction jobs in the building of the center.
A panel of Baltimore County officials selected a proposal featuring a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station as the winning bid for the Towson fire station and public works property at the corner of York Road and Bosley Avenue.
The family grocery operated by the Santoni family for more than 80 years is closing, but one couple is bucking the trend toward large chain supermarkets by carving out a niche for her inner-city store.
The Shops at Canton Crossing has been years in the making and under construction for months in Canton, where it has two entrances along Boston Street. When it officially opens Tuesday afternoon, about two thirds of the 30 shops and restaurants will either have opened or be on the verge of opening,
Kroger Co.'s planned acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. will allow it to capitalize on Harris Teeter's growing brand presence in the Baltimore-Washington market, but consumers will likely see few, if any changes in Harris Teeter stores.
To its developers, Crystal Spring Annapolis represents a new wave of retirement living: Senior apartments and nursing home rooms nestled in the woods. A cluster of specialty shops just a short walk or golf cart ride away. An inn and a village green that would attract people of all ages.
No new leases have been announced for Laurel Mall, renamed Town Centre at Laurel, but agreements for tenants that residents have heard about for some time have been officially finalized and the project's construction is said to be on track.
H&S Properties Development Corp. is planning a possible department store, an expanded Whole Foods Market and apartments for two sites that would bring its Harbor East development eastward across Central Avenue, baker-turned-developer John Paterakis said.
The Ellicott City location is the North Carolina-based grocer's third supermarket in Howard County and eighth in the state. It will serve as the anchor for the new Greenberg Gibbons Corp. Towne Square at Turf Valley development, which will feature more than 108,000 sq. ft of retail, office space and restaurants.
Development has been under way for years on the 809-acre Turf Valley property near Ellicott City, but one of the key parcels will get a high-profile addition this week when a new 48,000-square-foot Harris Teeter supermarket opens April 2 in Turf Valley Town Square on Resort Road.