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.
Rick Walker, jilted developer of a Remington shopping center with a Walmart, claims in court papers that Bruce Mortimer, owner of the land, conspired to terminate the sale to Walker, so that Mortimer could sell to another suitor instead. Mortimer has asked a judge to OK the termination, and announced he is now selling the land to Seawall Development Corp.
The Baltimore school system said Thursday that it will review all contracts awarded by its former chief information technology officer after an announcement that he is the target of a federal investigation and could face an indictment stemming from his tenure in the Atlanta public school system.
The People's Counsel for Harford County filed an appeal earlier this month to a decision by Zoning Hearing Examiner Robert Kahoe Jr., which favored those who wish to build a controversial residential development in Bel Air South.
A series of articles and editorials written by members of The Aegis staff about the alarming rise in traffic deaths in Harford County last year - and how law enforcement rushed to address the situation - has been named the best public service journalism in the region last year.
Anderson Automotive's Bruce Mortimer, who pulled the plug on the sale of the 25th Street Station land in Remington to developer Rick Walker, now says he has a new buyer for the 11-acre site. Meanwhile, his lawsuit is still pending against Walker.
Residents of Bel Air South, and their supporters, lambasted members the Harford County Council this week for not voting on a bill which the residents expected would stop Walmart from building a store in their community.
Joppa area residents will not have to deal with the headache of having a waste transfer station practically in their backyards, thanks to an agreement between Baltimore and Harford counties to transport solid waste to a Baltimore County landfill.
Bel Air South residents – who have spent months working to stop Walmart's effort to close its store at Constant Friendship Boulevard and build a new one at Route 24 and Plumtree Road – were shocked at the Harford County Council's decision not to vote last week on legislation which would have slowed the project down.
The question of whether either the introduction of the bill or the decision to let it die or both were the result of cynical political calculous or a naive attempt to do the right thing remains open to speculation on the part of those affected.
Despite the pleas of many local residents to support Bill 13-16 – which would require retail establishments larger than 75,000 square feet to ultimately be approved by the Harford County Council – the bill was not voted on by council members and thus failed Tuesday.
In anticipation of a large crowd, extra security will be in place for a public hearing in Bel Air tonight (Tuesday) on zoning legislation that could derail or seriously delay Walmart's plan to build a new store in the Bel Air South area.
Members of the controlled growth advocacy group Friends of Harford, as well as one Harford County Council member, say Walmart's controversial plan to build a store in Bel Air South should not have surprised anyone.
About 150 people gathered along both sides of Constant Friendship Boulevard in Abingdon Saturday to protest Walmart's plans to close its store off Constant Friendship and open a larger store with a grocery section in Bel Air South.