A group of retailers and restaurateurs along the south end of Forest Drive at the edge of Annapolis has banded together as "SoFo Annapolis" to promote businesses. They group plans a marketing campaign and is hosting events and contests during the holiday shopping season.
At a standing-room-only inauguration ceremony Monday afternoon, new Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides plans to hold monthly open office hours and attack the city's finances, drug problems and business climate.
Chick & Ruth's Delly in Annapolis is about to adjust its menu to adapt to the changing political winds, adding dishes for Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman and Annapolis mayor-elect Mike Pantelides.
The proposal to redevelop a prime vacant waterfront building in downtown Annapolis is officially dead. Businessman Mark Ordan, who had hoped to demolish the vacant Fawcett Boat Supplies building, said he terminated the deal to buy the property about three weeks ago, citing persistent opposition from city leaders and residents.
Angry callers from as far as away as California have been burning the phone line at Democratic Annapolis alderman Ross Arnett's Eastport home since Sunday, when it was reported that he would move to sharply curtail the power of the mayor days after the city elected the first Republican to the job in 16 years.